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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday's Flowers on Thursday

In the weekend I went down to Auckland to Calico Christmas, the annual quilt exhibition of the Auckland Quilt Guild.  I had a fabulous day looking at all the quilts on display, and also did a little shopping. I bought some new fabric for my hexie-flowers and here it is sewn into Wednesday's 3 new blooms.
The fabrics in the bottom two are the new ones - cute — I just love those blues!!
 I ended up with only a couple of photos from the exhibition - obviously I was really taken with appliqué type beauties!! Leeann has lots of really good photos on her blog.


Some of you may have read this post about the MOML in a quilt shop and the reproduction fabric he impulse-bought.


I have decided to make this up for him for Christmas.  Here are the first blocks and how they will be arranged. There will be 9 of these, to make a lap quilt.
So far so good - this looks like it will come together quite quickly, the beauty of jelly rolls, I guess.

15 comments:

Michelle said...

Those hexies are full of cuteness, the colours are gorgeous! I think your jellyroll quilt is going to look great too, haven't seen that pattern before, I like it!

Cottage Tails said...

Gosh you are busy! 3 hexies wacko!
Me too, I really like the jelly roll quilt

Love Leanne

Leeann said...

I like the quilt you are making for your hubby. Your hexies have a 1930's look to them. I made a tiny hexagon wallhanging in 30's fabric a few years ago. I have it on my bedroom wall and it makes me smile.

Leeanne said...

Nice new hexies...Oh I like the fabric in that jelly roll it looks reproduction?Cute quick log cabins.Did your horse go off Hexies?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your new quilt looks gorgeous Raewyn love the fabrics... very nice hexies...

Valentina said...

Oh wow, Raewyn, I don't know where to start!
I love your flowers, cute fabrics, I agree!!!
And your new project is delightful... oh I feel a temptation coming on strong... :)

Quilting Nests said...

Love what you are making for hubby, I am now inspired to finish one of my quilts.

Melody said...

Hi Raewyn,
I adore your new fabrics and beautiful hexie flowers

Jeanette said...

gorgeous fabrics. Yout hexies are lovely too.

Cisca said...

I didn't realize you were late for the hexies, becuse it is still Wednesday here. How lovely are your flowers! I love the block you made for the quilt of the MOYL. Beautiful patterns and gorgeous fabric! I didn't know there are yellyrolls of reproduction fabrics.
Greetings, Cisca

Renate said...

Lovely flowers!

Farm Girl said...

Love the hexie flower fabrics - very sweet. The quilt for your hubby is going to be a real beauty.

Vivian said...

The sweetest hexagon flowers are the ones made from 1930s fabrics. You picked some pretty new fabrics for them.
The Four Square quilt is going to be gorgeous -- very manly, and gorgeous.

Karen said...

Very pretty flowers and I love the new fabric. And, your new project is wonderful.

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful flowers! I especially like the lower right one. Your four square quilt is off to a great start - great colors!