Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Flower Day

 All i've managed for the last 2 weeks are 6 1/2" hexagons & 1 1/4" hexagon. Only 1 baby as i've run out of papers. I'm trying to decided whether to remove them or not. I'm thinking i may leave them in sew the flowers all together & just frame the piece behind glass. Save fiddling with them tiny hexagons & trying to remove papers without ruining my blooms. :)

 The 6 by 1/2" blooms &
 The lucky last 1/4" bloom.

I've not progressed far with making my 1" hexagons into a top. I did realise though that i can't have rows of 10 all the way through. I'll need to either make 1/2 hexagon flowers for every 2nd row if i want the top to be square or just leave them out & every 2nd row will be just 9 flowers. I'll decide on that when i get another couple of rows sewn together. I got a surprise the other day. I thought i'd gathered up all my 1" hexagon flowers when i started to sew them together. I store them in a little chest of drawers & i have one of the drawers out as i'm using it to store the stepping stones. I was chatting to my son the other day & we were standing near the chest of drawers when i happened to look in the bottom drawer. Imagine my surprise when i found a large pile of 1" flowers stacked in the drawer. So glad i found them before i'd gotten too far into sewing the top as i discovered i'd actually made more blues then any other colour. Last night saw me laying all the hexagon flowers out on the floor so that the greens & blues were evenly spread out over the top. At least now i know what the top will look like. :)

Happy Stitching,

16 comments:

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I do love those little hexies! Too cute!
Love it when ya find something in a drawer that ya forgot about! Score! :)
xx, shell

Linda said...

How nice to find your flowers before you made more!! They are so lovely

Isabella said...

Thats what I like to do find something I forgot I had, sorry I have not checked your blog I thought you were away for a few days so just checked it now love your post from yesterday too what yummy chocs

Karen said...

You have had a very productive couple of weeks and isn't that something about your flowers in the drawer!

Melody said...

What a great surprise to find those extra hexie flowers, your flowers are lovely

Gerda Hartman said...

I think you made a lot of lovely flowers this week.

Annemieke Price-Talen said...

Nice the red flowers and that little one, gute.
Gr Annemieke.

Birdie said...

Especially like the red ones. All are nice, such a lucky find before you had gotten too far into sewing your quilt together.

Marieke said...

What a great suprise: isn't it? To find all those extra tiny little, lovely flowers. Love to see what you saw: how your top will look like. Enjoy sewing them together!

Stray Stitches said...

Your hexies are wonderful! How lucky to have found the large pile of flowers - now you can have an even larger garden.

Just One More Thing said...

Your flowers are great, but it must be hard when they are that tinu!!

Allie said...

Wow those are so pretty! I don't think I'd have the patience though...good thing you found those in the bottom drawer!

Wendy said...

Aw such cute baby hexies. I want to try some tiny ones like this sometime too.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

How fun the little hexies. Thanks for sharing your pretty flowers!

:) Carolyn

Sheila said...

More pretty flowers Jeanette and geat you found the extras in the drawer , now you don't have to make as many;-) Seems I recognize that table topper under the flowers ;-)
hugs Sheila

Cisca said...

You made lovely hexies this week, Jeannete. Nice you found those hexies in the drawer, so you can devide them over the whole quilt!
Happy stitching, Cisca