Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hexagon Wednesday

"Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row." TaDa. Here I present to you my pretty maids since I saw you last. My garden is starting to take over my house! That's an inside joke. Last week I sat in front of the TV one night and cut out 200 paper pieces to have ready. That only took 2 hours but I did have a sore thumb and fingers and thought it was time to order in the precut paper templates. As you can see I'm using only what scraps I have on hand for my flowers which is one of the  challenges to myself. I have decided that 2010 is the year I deplete my scrap stash. I don't have much compared to some of you in the Blogosphere but am happy nevertheless to use whatever I find. Since I have never made a scrap quilt (all of mine have been totally coordinated) I find it a bit difficult at the moment because the urge to coordinate is still there but I am making progress using the Hexagon as a "cutting edge tool of technology" to help me along with a laissez-faire attitude. Hope you all enjoy my flowers.

21 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Brigitte
Your flowers are looking lovely,,,beautiful fabrics and colours..You are going to have a stunning garden.I can certainly relate to you, when you say that your flowers are taking over the house,,,Hmmm ,it can be a problem..lol Happy stitching ..Kate x

Mascha said...

Lovely flowers.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Lovely display of your flowers!

Carolyn

foekie's fashion said...

what a lovely flowerplants you have made on your blog. I love them
Greetings from Joke

Cheryl said...

Your garden is blooming nicely.

Mama Monique said...

Hi Brigitte,

thanks for stopping by. I really like your (various coloured) flowers. I wish I had nurve to do so! I know I have many, mány fabrics to do so.. ;o)

Birdie said...

You must have a very nice scrap stash. The flowers are lovely. That is how I made most of my flowers too with my scraps.

Cottage Tails said...

OOh I love scrap quilts
Have you come across http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
or
http://blog.maryquilts.com/

They may just have you love scraps.

Love Leanne NZ

ELP said...

I love scrap quilts and a hexie quilt is the perfect quilt for your scraps. Beautiful

Vivian said...

Here's to ALL of us reducing our stash successfully -- if that's what we want. (my goal too)
Your flowers are all pretty, varied, and I enjoy seeing them posing so prettily.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I enjoyed seeing how you creatively arranged your fabric flowers. They make such cheerful tablescapes!

toni said...

Lovely hexies! toni xxx

crafty pug said...

wow - you are doing a fantastic job- and i can't believe you handcut the papers! can't wait to see it all come together
xx

Narelle said...

They look gorgeous spilling out from the greenery.

Stray Stitches said...

What great flowers!! I especially like the top one with the kitty face in the center. I, too, am using only scraps and fabric I already have to make my flowers. I have been tempted to buy more but so far have resisted.

Melody said...

Gorgeous hexie flowers. I love them.

Sandra said...

Lovely flowers you are displaying from your flower garden. You really made alot of progress this week:)

Joan said...

What a fantastic garden Brigitte... they look beautiful

Wendy said...

Very nice flowers! I cut my own papers too but not so many at a time. Thinking I might order some pre-cuts too!

julieQ said...

Such pretty flowers growing inside your home! Love each and every one.

Karen said...

I do enjoy your flowers Brigitte! Always so lovely.