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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Joining some flowers together...

So this week I decided I'd work on joining a couple flowers together.  I only got 2 of them done, but my next goal is to join a strip of 8 or 9 to see how long that is...and possibly recalculate how many total flowers I'll need for our quilt. 

This is almost the full view of those first 2 flowers.  I had forgotten that every other row is one flower shorter than the last one...so if 9 across works for our queen bed...and I can make it a square with 9 rows...then I'll need just 77 flowers.  That would be wonderful as with the ones I'm sharing today, I have 48 flowers done. 
My other goal for this past week was to "audition" some prints that have a white background to see if I like them enough for my quilt.  You see this first one above...so it passed the audition.
I like this one, too...I'm thinking the key to using white background prints is to make sure they also have enough color to them. 
I think the bits of white will brighten up my quilt...I just have to make sure they're scattered throughout so they don't overwhelm one part of it.  Here are the other flowers from this week...
So that's my week in review.  Joined 2 flowers...completed 7 flowers for a total of 48.  I have lots & lots of green hexies to cut...you might notice the gold print for the centers of my flowers & the green for my paths are the same print in different colors.  Purchased in the 1970s...so I hope I have enough.  I'm pretty sure I do.
I'm sharing this on Kathy's blog...for Slow Stitching Sunday.  Be sure to check out what all she's been up to...I envy her quilting energy...she's amazing!


  1. Love your hexie flowers! Look forward to following your quilt grow.

    Happy Sunday!

  2. Wow! I love how you are starting to join them all. I've learned that hexagon shapes are extremely addicting =). Good luck with your hand stitching this week. I just love seeing these pretty flowers each week.

  3. They all look great, and it's going to be wonderful when they're all joined up. The 30s prints are so cheerful. Onwards!

  4. Looking wonderful! That teal color is so popular everywhere now and looks great with your flowers.

  5. Great progress and very pretty hexie flowers!


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