Monday, July 5, 2010

26 Flowers in Bloom...


I've wanted to do a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt for quite a while now but I wasn't keen on buying the homespun as I wanted to delve into my current stash. So I think what I'm making is now called a hexagon quilt.
After realising I'd have enough 1930's repo fabrics left over from my Dear Jane, I researched my bum off while at work. Being Pregnant and stuck in the office where I feel like I'm work experience I get a lot of time to surf the net. The result is a hexagon sheet downloaded from this site and a fantastic tutorial from Sew Many Ways. Each side is a little under 1 inch.

It took me 7 days to do all these. I am having so much fun doing these while watching some Cold Case DVD's. I seem to get addicted to 1 project and go for gold. At least my Sewing Machine is getting a well deserved rest. Maybe she should be treated to a service.


I went and bought a big piece of batting and have started a design wall. A couple of stick on hooks and a spare wall later and I have this. Unfortunately the only wall suitable is in the lounge room. Every other wall is either too small or not well lit enough. (They're my excuses anyway)

5 comments:

Kate said...

They're looking good. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Its always nice to meet a fellow aussie quilter.

Mary said...

I love Hexagon flowers! I used to do the English Paper piecing too but now I'm sold on piecing them by hand without paper. One of these day I'm going to piece an entire quilt and not just the flowers!

melissa said...

Wow looks beautiful, I would love to make something like this but I dont think Ive got the patience!

Sew Many Ways... said...

These flowers are beautiful. Thank you so much again for linking to my blog.
If you want to go back to my blog and on the right side bar under the label "design wall tutorials" there are a few tutorials for easy portable walls. Hope this can help.
Take care,
~Karen~

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am a big fan of paper piecing...........

Gill in Canada