Saturday, September 18, 2010

How does your garden grow?

During the last week whilst on holiday I found time to do quite a bit of sewing. I am enjoying all stages of making hexie flowers from cutting the fabric, to making the petals and then forming the flowers. I have not done much hand sewing in the past always preferring the machine for speed and neatness however I am really hooked on these hexies and am happy with the look and speed with which they are going together.

I am happy to present to you my "hexie garden" which you can see in its various stages from papers, squares of cut fabric, individual petals and full flowers

With all this gorgeous spring weather and lovely flowers surrounding me I thought I would celebrate the season and create a bag to match the lovely soft colours. I have made this pattern many times and this time around I have used a variation on a theme and I am pleased with the end result. I will add this bag to my giftie box and hope to add a couple more before Christmas for gifts.

And lastly I have made good progress with my "planned" scrap quilt. All the blocks are now sewn together and the next step is the borders. Back into the stash I delve in order to find suitable fabric. I am going with a narrow white border then a wider blue border to keep in with the theme. Now that I look at it from a distance I could have balanced some of the yellow a bit more evenly but I have to remember that it is a scrappy quilt and I will have to learn to live with it.


Vicki ♥ said...

Love your flowers Karen and your bag is lovely too. Also your quilt is going to be one striking quilt. Well done :)

suzie said...

Lovely flowers Karen. I can see that they are very addictive. Great job on the quilt. I always think that scrappy is a lot harder to do than planning where colours are placed. I love it just the way it is.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Great work, Karen. The quilt looks so good, and the fabric you used for the bag is lovely. I have been cutting around my hexie template shapes maybe it would be a lot quicker if I did squares?????? :-)

RobynLouise said...

Love your work Karen. I feel the scrappy quilt would have looked too regimented if you'd balanced out the yellow. The random yellows look just right.

Shirlwin said...

Your hexi flowers are truly a grandma's garden:) You have a pile of hexis on the go! A true addiction.
The quilt is lovely Karen, and not too regimented, and the bag is so delicate in colouring.

Quiltjane said...

Ooh, I love your hexie flowers. The white centres really set off the soft colours in the petals.