My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blooming Wednesday

Only a little to report this week!! Here's is today's bloom....pretty in pink.

I've also finally worked out how to put mine together (with a little help from my latest Quiltmania magazine). I will sew three white hexies to the top of each flower like this—
— then I can shuffle the flowers around and join them up as the colour combinations dictate.

I've also decided to join them in sets of just 4 for now; so that as I introduce new fabrics they can be scattered throughout the quilt, rather than clustered together because the first fabrics used are already  joined up (if that makes sense!!).

Below is the latest on my 'pretties-hexieflowers'... I think I promised a few weeks ago to show you the finished article...can't do that yet sorry, but I will get there!!

Thank you for visiting... I'm off to have a look at some more Wednesday Gardeners.... happy sewing everyone!!

20 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Raewyn
Your flowers are looking so pretty...Thank you so much for sharing the details of how you intend to put your flowers together...This seems to be a great idea..Happy stitching - Kate:)

Marion B. said...

The flowers look so pretty. And isn't quiltmania a great magazine? Happy stitching.

GRANNY'S HOUSE said...

You'll get a lovely garden and I love Quiltmania.

Greetings
Ines

Sue said...

Oh I love your flowers and what you are doing with them. I make mine with the third round and need to add my fourth rounds and then the connecting round. I am not even sure I will get my flower done and posted today. Been really busy!!

Rose Marie said...

That is a clever idea about sewing your flowers into groups .... I know what you mean about shuffling them around so that you get an overall look. Your garden is growing ever so nicely!

Tineke said...

That is a clever way of putting them together. It will be just lovely.

Yvette said...

I love them all but especially todays flower.

Sandra Henderson said...

What a wonderful idea!~I'd not thought of this. I really love your cheerful flowers and can't wait to see more! :)

Char said...

Great idea for joining the hexies. Can't wait to see them finished.

Maria said...

Love the way you are putting your hexies together. It will look wonderful when finished.

Leanne said...

hay way cool - I have decided to do a scrappy cream path - so it was neat to see your way of doing three to the top & then making a set of four blooms. Awesome!
Ta Love Leanne

Sheila said...

That seems like a great idea to put your hexies together , and such pretty blooms you have .Can't wait to see the finished project you are working on , looks sweet .

Cisca said...

I must go and look in my latest Quiltmania, what a wonderful idea to make just three light ones on top of the flowers.,, Raewyn. Good to make just four flowers in a set.
And your pretty hexies quilt looks so lovely, the colors are very sweet. I love to see it finished.
Love, Cisca

Valentina said...

Raewyn, How inspired! Thanks for the wonderful tip... I wasn't thinking of adding a pathway, but this might make me reconsider...
By the way your flower is a cutie!
And you quilt... double-swoon!
:)

Mascha said...

Love the way you are putting your hexies together.

Lee said...

I used the purple version of today's pink flower. great idea for joining your garden together. I haven't decided whether to do a path or just all together. I am afraid of running out of what ever fabric I choose to do the path!

Karen said...

Oh, that is a very clever way of putting them together!

Birdie said...

Very nice, I really like the pretty hexies quilt.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your hexagons, espcially the ones you have appliqu├ęd into a quilt! Beautiful work!!!

Vicki ♥ said...

I love the fabrics you have used with these ones and they look so pretty...the background fabrics are so lovely...I love how you have done them. I am enjoying looking at your blog and all you have done is really lovely :)