36 thoughts on “Paper Piecing a Grand Mothers Flower Garden Quilt! ( part 1)

    Montra Clements

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Thank you. Have always put this quilt out of my mind because I thought it would take too long but is beautiful!

    Mary Carpenter

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I have a grandmother's flower quilt that was started by my 84 year old and her grandmother with all the pieces cut. I going to finish it. Also, can you show us how to make a neck tie quilt?

    Max Garete

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Hi Mrs. Volfie, any updates on this project?

    Sandy Wilkerson

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Thank you Bev!

    Sherry Rains

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    That's going to be beautiful

    Maddy Gutierrez

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    What do you do to finish the back of it??

    Sharon La Tour

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    You do get a BIG thumbs up Bev!! Great explanations and wonderful technique! Thanks! Love this!

    Charlotte Ingram

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Thank you!! Now I feel I can make one!!

    Maddy Metro

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    You are so very talented!!!

    Lovin'Life2016

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Honey, when my canning is done, I sleep.

    Elizabeth Cross

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    On my Pinterest page I have a lovely quilt save about finished edges on her quilt…From a badshirt blog I am so bad with techy info! I'm turning 80 next month and losing visual acuity…so I better get crackin!

    Elizabeth Cross

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Where did you get that picture with yellow background GMFG ?!!I must have fallen in love with that yellow quilt at least 40 years ago and I know that's the one! Is it Better Homes publication? Your tutorial for this is the best I've seen and I keep coming back to your page.Thank you!

    JoyMarie Franklin

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    You & I are sooooooo much alike!!! It is hilarious!!!

    JoyMarie Franklin

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I totally understand your back issues… I want to do EXACTLY what you're doing. I hand sew quite a bit of things because I am in bed alot.

    vki mac naught

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    This is excellent!! Thank you!!

    pattihabby

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I bit the bullet and bought the plastic pieces…The part I like best is that you don't have to remove the basting stitch and the plastic pieces just pop out with a bit of a tug.  That's going to be a lovely quilt !

    Marialla

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Since we're on the subject, Bev, I wanted to say one more thing I found cute about hexies. You can sew four together and make a ball out of them! I've filled these little balls with rice or beans or something to make fun juggling balls, or just nice balls to play catch with across the living room with my son. I've filled one with emery powder to make a wonderful pincushion that sharpens all my needles and pins. Plus, it's nice and heavy so it doesn't scootch around on me when I'm sewing. The emery was somewhat expensive to buy from my fabric store, but it is absolutely the best pincushion I've ever owned.
    The configuration isn't too hard to figure out. You sew three together normally, then instead of extending the pattern flat you sew another seam on each pair of fabrics touching. Then you add the fourth one on top, again sewing two edges each to each of the three fabrics you started with. It's hard to picture but easy enough to figure out when you're doing it. Just thought you might enjoy playing with them in a way you might not have considered before. Have a good day!

    Marialla

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Oh, Bev! I'm so excited to find this video! I can't believe I missed it when it first came out! I think I was the friend you chatted with online about English Paper Piecing, because I know how I gushed about it when I saw your other hand sewn quilt and wanted your experienced opinion on how the techniques compare. It really does feel good to hear you say you like the technique so well! I feel doubly sure I made the right choice by using that technique myself now.
    After finishing that last quilt of mine (It ended up being about a 4' by 5' rectangle) I eventually decided to send it to my mother for her to treasure, since I realized she didn't really have anything special and handmade from me. I know she really loves quilts and would recognize the value of the work that went into it, from the fussy cutting to the hand piecing. Actually, when I say I finished the quilt I'm lying because I never actually quilted it, I just completed the top to a place where I felt done. I sent it to my Mom with some of the papers still inside it so she could see and admire the quality of my stitching and see the EPP technique in action, since she'd never used it herself. (She sews quilts using fast cutting and piecing techniques by machine.) I told her it is absolutely hers to do with as she will, to quilt or display or even return to me if she didn't really want it. She says she loves it completely and has it on display in a place of honor, near some other quilts she loves. It feels so good to know she and I can share a real appreciation for this thing.
    Anyway, the reason I found this video now was because I finally decided that I'm in the mood to make another hexie quilt. I know I have a lot of scraps and papers left over from my last project, but God only knows where. So I'll probably just go back to the fabric store and buy a new package of hexie papers and spend the next few weeks collecting all the fabrics I think will look nice together in my new project. I don't know if I'm going to make a GFG or some other traditional pattern, or just let it be a freeform self-evolving design like last time, but I'm looking forward to a few nice quiet months sewing diligently and making something new and beautiful to treasure.
    I'm am glad, as always, to have you as my online friend for inspiration and encouragement to try new and exciting things. 😀

    Kathie Johns

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    When,oh when,please, are you going to show the second part of this?I am so anxious to see how this comes together!

    Michael & Sasha Young

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I love this… I watched this video last spring and I'm hooked. I take my bundles with me everywhere and now my stepmom is helping me make flowers. We've re-bonded over this project. We are ready to connect all of the flowers. I'm not sure how to do the edges and back…. looking forward to Part 2.

    Gayle Montayo

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial!!!!

    noillucS 33

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Thank you for this demonstration it makes sense of how to do this quilt and makes it so much easier to explain how it is done. I simply refer people to your video. Love the way you suggest keeping the pieces together, I'll use this myself from now on. Best wishes from England.

    NingasKugon09

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Mama V, how's this project …I started mine same time when you posted this, it still in pieces. I resumed few weeks ago but I run out of paper…

    yani angelicstyle

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    ~ Looks like I'll be doing GMFG Quilt, you explained very clearly & right to the point without mumbo jambo liked other videos on YouTube. Thank You.🌺 ~

    Linda Schumaker

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Hi, Out of curiosity I was wondering if you are still working on this quilt and if so how it is coming along. Watching you quilt is one of the things that has motivated me to try my hand at quilting. Thanks for the motivation.

    Susan

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I wish you offered a "Homestead Apprentice " program. I would love to come and work for you while soaking up all your knowledge. Sadly, I have Fibro too. You are a wealth of information!!

    Rhonda Carlson-Gonzalez

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Where is Part 2?

    Rick Mahoney

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I've made two have stitched Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt tops, they are queen and king size. It took me three years to make my first quilt top, the hexagons are 1" in size. The second quilt top Hexagons are 2" in size. Can you give me any tips on how to quilt them together with the batting and backing. I don't have enough floor space in my house, nor, can I get down on the floor these days due to bad knees. I used the paper piece method and just loved doing it. These are my very first two quilt tops that I've ever made. Yep, I must have had rocks in my head LOLOL….The paper piece method is relaxing, you can take it anywhere with you, to the doctors office, anywhere.

    Tazalyn Silvercat

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I am gonna attempt this style, because this looks like something I can do, I have basic hand sewing skills and I love quilts.. and I can watch your videos and Jnull0's videos while sewing. Thank you for sharing this Bev, you are awesome.

    Sherry Gros

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I really enjoyed your company this morning. Thank you for taking the time to show your way of doing this pattern. 😀

    Cheryl Pearson

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    a lot of work! I'm tackling my first hexie project- grandmother's garden. I take my accuquilt and have the fabric shapes cut in literally 10 seconds for 1 flower unit…have 100 premade papers on hand (a few dollars), center paper on hexi…using fabric glue stick…fold edges over onto this…walla! ready to whip stitch edges! how quick and easy is that!!

    Gerry Woltjer

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    Hi ! Love your IDEA OF PAPER PIECES ! I AM GOING TO TRY IT !! I also enjoy all your animal and gardening ideas ! THANK YOU !!

    Colleen Ross

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    where's part 2?

    Colleen Ross

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    great instructions!

    Caleria Sand

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    I never thought I would attempt to make a quilt but I think I could pull this off. Thanks again for inspiring us to work outside our comfort zone!

    Veronica Marie

    (August 17, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    You can also buy the paper hexigons for about $3.00 for 100. I picked a package up at a fabric store today. I am really enjoying paper piecing.

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