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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #25 on: Apr 18, 2016, 09:30:54 AM »
got the regular purple so I think I am all set.  Finished the purple flower so now one of the yellows, blues, and purples are done.  And I have an orange and green cut ready to sew.  One more after that and I'll have an entire row cut.  Look at me go, woohoo.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #26 on: Apr 18, 2016, 02:21:09 PM »
rearranged the colors twice more.  I may not be completely satisfied with the arrangement yet but at least I'm getting closer.  Should I count how many times I've arrange it already?

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #27 on: Apr 18, 2016, 07:59:02 PM »
probably not tammy.  i'd just be happy that you are closer this time than last, and keep going.

i was with sarah loo (LandOfOz) at a quilt shop friday.  i thought about you and how you'd like it.  i don't quilt much and i enjoyed it.
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #28 on: Apr 19, 2016, 07:50:34 AM »
I'm sure you are right. 

I got the purple added to the yellow and realized why people baste the cardboard templates in.  Otherwise they pop out.  So I spent yesterday evening basting and now there is one more step to the process.  But so far so good. 

I was right in thinking that the darker colors were going to blend into the "pathway" somewhat but I'm willing to go with it.  It gives the eye resting places.  Not so great if it were for display but as my car quillow it will be more than ok.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #29 on: Apr 20, 2016, 09:24:38 AM »
got the first two pathway hexie sewn on between the purple and the yellow.  Those are not easy to do.  It may mean that I will go slower than I thought at first but i can live with that.  I'm still within the 1 week per flower goal.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #30 on: Apr 20, 2016, 10:32:32 AM »
Good going!
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #31 on: Apr 21, 2016, 08:07:52 AM »
Yesterday  I got the third flower put together while I was sitting in a meeting.  That was good and then when I got home I attached another 5 pathway hexies to the flimsie.  There is still more to do on those but it is closer than I was. 

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #32 on: Apr 21, 2016, 04:11:03 PM »
Good going, Tammy.
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #33 on: Apr 21, 2016, 05:25:17 PM »
Thanks tina.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #34 on: Apr 21, 2016, 09:36:41 PM »
all 12 of the pathway hexies are attached.  I still need to sew the sides of six of them to complete that round but it's nice to get that far in one day.  I'm feeling like this may be one project that will stay ahead of the schedule.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #35 on: Apr 21, 2016, 11:21:20 PM »
Ahead of schedule is good.
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #36 on: Apr 22, 2016, 08:02:20 PM »
4 more hexie on the path to sew the sides of and then I'm ready to attach flower three.  I also basted the petals on flower 4 and 5.  I cut the petals for flower 6 and have ironed two of them over their templates.  So I made a far amount of progress on the quilts.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #37 on: Apr 22, 2016, 08:10:30 PM »
I try to picture this in my mind. It sounds beautiful.
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #38 on: Apr 23, 2016, 12:34:02 AM »
I can't picture it yet either.  But the pathway around the second flower is finally completed.  I won't start on flower 3 adding it to the top until maybe tomorrow.  My arms are tired.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #39 on: Apr 23, 2016, 08:15:27 AM »
I ironed the petals around the templates for flower 6.  Now I need to cut more pathway pieces and get them ready to sew because I only connect two seams of the flower to the top before adding the pathway pieces.  So much to do lol.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #40 on: Apr 24, 2016, 12:21:26 AM »
I cut the pathway pieces.  I connected the flower 3 to the top it took 3 seams not 2.  And then i started putting flower 4 together.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #41 on: Apr 24, 2016, 01:22:22 AM »
You are moving right along.
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #42 on: Apr 24, 2016, 01:16:10 PM »
yes it does move much faster than I anticipated.  Flower 4 is together and I got all of the pathways for flower 3 basted and two attached to the flower.  So I hope to get another 4 pathway pieces attached today anything more than that is gravy.


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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #43 on: Apr 24, 2016, 01:38:15 PM »
Good going.
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #44 on: Apr 24, 2016, 05:23:31 PM »
I was working on this one today at the meeting.  Debbie fell in love with it and wants to do one.  She has picked up knitting very quickly and is doing wonderful stuff.  So I stopped today to make her 28 of the hexagon templates and to gather up some other tools that are expensive to buy that she will need.  This evening I'll go through my scraps for pieces that are large enough to make hexagons with. 

I'm a little concern about handing over expensive equipment to a person with only a year in the program.  But they are duplicates and are gathering dust at my place.  I hope I am making the right decision.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #45 on: Apr 24, 2016, 07:23:50 PM »
That's a wonderful gift, Tammy. Don't over think it, just give.
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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #46 on: Apr 24, 2016, 11:30:09 PM »
ok,  I hope it brings joy.  I certainly enjoy working on mine.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #47 on: Apr 26, 2016, 07:39:09 AM »
Flower 4 is attached and half of the pathway pieces are sewn to it.  I'm not sure what is slowing me down or it is just that working on the pathway is harder because I have to handle the entire top.  But progress is being made and that is the important part.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #48 on: Apr 26, 2016, 08:24:02 PM »
added one more piece.  I'm glad Im ahead on this one lol.

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Re: A new quilt - My Grandmother's Garden
« Reply #49 on: Apr 27, 2016, 06:54:22 AM »
I'm down to the last two pieces on flower 4's pathway.  So I got a little accomplished on it last night.