Wednesday, August 22, 2012

GFG QUILTS TAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENT FABRICS

My grandmothers flower garden quilt takes a lot of different patterned fabric....but then i am making a full size coverlet or larger and not just one but two of them...when you have 2 daughters that are drooling over them to keep peace in the family there needs to be 2 lol....i kind of cleaned out my cabinet of little flowered prints that i planned to use keeping with the flower garden theme....but now i am finding i dont have as big a selection as i thought....so most likely i will be doing a little more shopping for prints but i dont want to fill the cabinet again with them...i keep my stack of fabrics for this quilt close at hand on the back edge of my sewing table where they are handy to reach

and not only that but any other fabrics that i am using i keep in mind of the size i need for my hexies especially the solids i use for the inner part of the flower and try to cut them close to the same size so i dont waste anything....it seems that my mind is on that gfg quilt most of the time...

i cut strips the size i need for the hexies and i have found working with the prints i needed something that would mark them that would show on the hard to see prints so i drug out my soft drawing pencils....they are a little expensive but they mark the fabric great with little wrinkling of the fabric....i make sure i cut off the marking so it doesn't end up on the back side of the quilt...from there they go in my box i fixed especially for the gfg hexies.
then the fun begins...i start matching up what i want to use for the flowers and using a big plastic coated paper clip to hold it together till i am ready to baste it and proceed to make a flower....off to the left of the pic above is some of the flowers made ready for the white ones that go half way around the posies....

i will add more next time about the grandmothers flower garden quilt....i dont use paper piecing and i have been asked by several people just how i work on my quilt...there are many ways to work on this quilt and i use just one so will elaborate more next time....

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