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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

OFW and Sewing with Friends

I've had an itch lately.... to sew hexie flowers again and re-join up with One Flower Wednesday...so here it is, Wednesday evening and a hexie-flower picture...yaay....
First hexie-flower of 2013!
Showing off the beautiful Kowhai flower.
Just one hexie-flower per week and before you know it, you have a whole quilt full of them :-) Visit Karen, here at Journey of a Quilter to see more or sign up yourself.
I sewed this tonight while spending the evening with my local friends (as opposed to my on-line sewing buddies). After scratching the hexie-itch, I pulled out my pinwheels. I collected quite a pile of these last year when we did a pinwheel swap; this is the setting I have chosen to put them together with.
The photo probably doesn't show the effect fully but it is too late now for
another photo -  I got home and was excited to lay out what I have done.
With approx 66 pinwheels and about the same of the setting blocks, this is going to be a decent sized quilt. Up until tonight the sewing of these setting blocks has been done leader and ender style so it has been growing gradually... I'm looking forward to seeing it grow some more.

Tonight we also had a bit of a play with some small blocks ... I showed the ladies how to make the little blocks (shown below) Heartspun-Quilts-style (as I've gone on about before!). It was exciting to see that they enjoyed making the 2 1/2" blocks as much as I did...now everyone has been challenged with doing something with these for when we meet in a few month's time...that will be fun!
Concentrating and cutting...
Cute-cute-cute - the pattern to make them is here.

And to top off a great evening (well, actually, to start it!) we had a beautiful sky tonight...something to make up for the dull autumn weather we have been having over the past few days.

And on that happy note I will sign off. See you all next time,
happy stitching,

17 comments:

Susan said...

They are very cute little blocks, will be interesting to see what you make with them. Love the pinwheels...great setting.

Susan said...

Oh, and a cute hexie flower too. Still managing to resist those myself.

Doniene said...

How fun!! Love your little hexie! I missed Pam's SAL when the little four patches were made - but they are cute, cute, cute!! How fun to spend time with friends!!! I too love your pinwheels!! Perfect setting with those blue & brown hourglass blocks!! Beautiful sunset!!

Blessings

Karen said...

Fabulous flower Raewyn, love the center fabric. Great pinwheels and I would think the small blocks could be addictive.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what a lovely flower and thanks for sharing the homespun blocks and that glorious sunset!

shez said...

such lovely blocks and wow love that sky.xx

Maria said...

Love the pretty flower in the centre of your hexie..
WOW great pinwheels you've made into your quilt top..
Such tiny blocks how cute...

Janet O. said...

So many lovely projects. Beautiful hexagon flower with the fussy-cut center!
I love the way you are setting your pinwheels. That is a great block to unify everything.
Pam's little block is so clever--who figures these things out? I loved making it--I need to do some more!
Wow! Gorgeous sunset!! Such rich, deep color!

Hilachas said...

Beautiful hexie flower. The pinwheels are awesome as well.

Helen Marasco said...

Gorgeous flower for your garden , love the little blocks !!!!

Trillian said...

Love your flower. The ofw is real fun.

ms lottie said...

Wow, that sunset is gorgeous! I've been making little baby hexes lately - very addictive, although mine have been going on pincushions not quilts.

sunny said...

You've been very busy! Glad you've come back to hexies. Your sky is amazing!

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn, just gorgeous, you have been busy :-) That sunset pic is simply stunning - great you managed to capture it on camera. I am going to go have a look at that tutorial for those small blocks, I love them. Thanks for sharing, Julie xx

Suz said...

There have been some amazing sunsets lately! I always struggle to get the centre of pinwheels to meet up nicely, do you think there is a trick I am yet to learn?

margaret said...

you have shared lots of goodies with us today, think I might have to join the hexagons, quilt looks great and the little blocks are so neat, will pop over and see the instructions.

Charlie and Wendy said...

The hexie flower and pinwheels are beautiful. Love the little blocks too, I look forward to seeing what you all make.