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

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Winter Garden

Nothing speaks to me of a winter garden scene more than citrus trees laden with fruit. We are lucky here in Northland because citrus do well and our winter fruit eating is full of oranges and mandarins.
So what better place to display today's hexie-flowers than in the Orange Tree.
The flowers were made to fill this gap (below)- hopefully tonight they will be sewn in--yeehaa--my garden is getting bigger!!
114 flowers made and 106 joined!!
If you go to the One Flower Wednesday link you will get to see hexie-flowers in lots of different settings - it's always interesting to see what grows where around the world.
And while we are talking hexagons —
I have a sweet friend who knows I have a hexagon addiction problem. Look what she made me for my recent birthday :-)
Very cute!!! What a fun idea!!
Thank you Leeanne.
Isn't she clever - look at the puller on the zip!! - And look - a wee pincushion
and more little squares for my scrappy adventures :-)
That's it for Wednesday--thank you for visiting and Happy Sewing every-one.

22 comments:

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Oh my!!! Your garden is huge and beautiful. I only have about ten flowers,I have a long way ahead.Nice job.

Shirley said...

I can't wait to see your finnished quilt Raewyn and it looks like you are not too far away now. It is going to be fabulous. What a lovely friend you have and such a lovely gift.

Janet said...

Your quilt is looking gorgeous Raewyn.If only we didn't have cockatoos here, they strip our lemon tree or anything edible like that.
Your gifts are wonderful, what a lovely friend.

Leeanne said...

I'm glad you liked your pressie, A good friend has to help her friend with her addictions!Luckily your not an alcoholic!
Wow your hexi quilt is looking lovely, we know what kind of quilting you WON'T be doing on that quilt.

Cisca said...

I love your hexie-garden, the new flowers will look wonderful in it! Yummie, fresh oranges and mandarins!!! On holidays we always eat fresh oranges, and like them very much, here they have weeks of traveling, befor we can eat them. Your gifts are so nice, love them!
Happy quilting, Cisca

Maria said...

What a great place to display your Hexies. Your gift is just gorgeous

Paula said...

Wow your flower garden is really growing fast, and it is sooooo beautiful.
You have a nice friend, I love the gifts she made.

Happy stitching, Paula

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful new flowers this week! Look how your garden has grown :)

Karen said...

Your garden is getting bigger!! Lovely photo, the oranges look tasty and such a nice gift from your friend.

Birdie said...

Pretty flowers you have made, love all the bright colours you have used. What a cute little bag, lucky you.

sunny said...

What fun gifts! I received some surprise little squares in the mail earlier in the week, and some leftover fabric arrived that will be perfect to cut up for hexies. Your garden looks beautiful. Love the flowers in the tree!

Renata said...

Oh wie appetitlich deine Blumen in den Orangen aussehen!!

Viele Grüße aus dem fernen Norddeutschland!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

the gifts are cute and so are your flowers :-)I´d love to hav an orangetree in my garden, but it´s much to cold here.
happy stitching
Angelika

Cottage Tails said...

Your garden is looking fab! - Do you have a plan on how you are going to finish it - ie edges?

Love Leanne

Sabine said...

Your flowers are lovely! Can't believe it's winter in your country, while it's the beginning of the summer over here (the Netherlands)!

And the gifts are really fun! What a good friend she must be to make such cute things for you.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You do one one lovely garden there Raewyn, and your quilt is comming together beautifully...

Lisa said...

It's so beautiful--I love the soft look against the white.

ms lottie said...

What a clever friend ;)

Katie said...

I see hexies everywhere! I guess I need to go get mine out of the UFO cabinet and get working on it again. :-)

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Your garden is looking great! As for your presents...it's fun to come up with new ways to use hexies, isn't it?

Brenda said...

what a good friend! not everyone "gets it"! lovely flower garden too!

Carrie P. said...

OH, lucky girl to be able to grow fresh citrus. your flowers look perfect in the tree.
sweet gifts.