Thursday, 5 April 2012

Wednesdays & Flowers

I have decided what to do about my recent fascination with paper-pieced hexagons...

I've been making hexy's petals for a few weeks now, using the fabrics that I 'discovered' a while back in my fabric storage. I haven't had a plan on what to do with them, but it's been really enjoyable to make a pile of petals once a week or so. (I don't remember anything about buying those fabrics, but clearly I purchased them over a period of time, gauging by the dates on some receipts I found!)

The other night whilst basting, it all came together in my head. My plan now is, to use a few different green fabrics as flower centres, make all these petals up into flowers & when there's enough, make a quilt that can drape on my sofa.

I do believe that I have enough fabric in this forgotten stash, that I won't need to buy anything to make this quilt, except paper pieces. And I know it will take me ages, but that's fine - I cross stitch too, so I'm used to things that takes ages!

So I have decided to join up with One Flower Wednesday, & enjoy having a look at the wonderful flowers of other gardeners. Thanks Leanne for your advice with getting the link onto my side bar, & thanks Karen for your advice & friendly welcome.

I am in NO WAY a gardener, but this type of garden is more my style. So pop in on a Wednesday, see what's blooming...


4 comments:

Karen said...

Wonderful Anthea! Your plan is coming together and how nice to be able to grow your garden from stash. Welcome to One Flower Wednesday!

Fiona said...

Hi Anthea, coming over for a visit... lots of lovely things to see... I do love the easter pincushion..
Hugz

suzitee said...

Well hello there... and a belated welcome to the wonderful world of blogging :) Your hexies are going to be gorgeous made up, and it's an awesome feeling to use up some stash! I'm a lot like you... my making of things never keeps up with the rate I purchase new goodies, but I'm trying hard to use up some stuff ( even though really its just to make some room hahaha!) thanks so much for leaving a comment for me... I really appreciate you taking the time.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Hi Anthea. What wonderful photos you have and it sounds like your hexi flower quilt plan is going to come together beautifully. Good luck with it. Cheers, Tracy.

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