Sunday, 10 July 2011

just a little hexie crazy!

Melbourne weather produced a lovely wintry weekend and I have spent the weekend working exclusively on my hexie flower garden.

I have been unpicking basting threads and pulling off the template backing till I could barely manage a pinch movement with my fingers by the end of it, but they are all done! This morning I gave the top a lovely press and it is sitting well. I thought it would be good to start cutting into the border fabrics and one thing led to another, as it does, and I thought I should decide whether to applique or embroider the butterflies on the border. I got carried away tracing butterfly bits and selecting scraps of fabric to use, just to see how they would look.

here are some of the butterflies that will fly around my flower garden border..



I am comitted to appliqueing the butterflies, seeing that I have cut out around 20 so far! I enjoy the scrappy look of them.
Once I measure the borders accurately I will iron them onto the border fabric. Looks like it won't be finished tomorrow but I am happy to keep working on this top.
Hope you have had a lovely crafty weekend!

ps if you would like to see another of the Stitching round the block finish.....Carol at the Patch Craft has made her top into a cushion and it looks lovely. Wonder what happened to all those stitchers that joined in, did they finish their tops? Would love to see them....

Marina



14 comments:

Serenata said...

The butterflies are wonderful, your quilt is going to be stunning once finished. Just the perfect idea, butterflies on the border.

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Oh my, oh my - I love the plan to have those butterflies around the border and they are perfect in the scrappy style .....
and OK - I get the hint to hurry up and finish something with my stitchalong.... mmmm
Hugz

Nicky said...

Marina what a workhorse you are! But you must be so pleased to have got to this point - those hexies look beautiful.

But now butterflies round the border? You crazy (in a good way) woman to put so much more effort into this quilt! It will be stunning though and I love your fussy cut wings!

Quiltjane said...

Wow, it is looking wonderful. I love the butterfly border.

Elyte said...

What a pleasurable pastime you have found for yourself with those cute butterflies. They will look perfect flying around your pretty flowers. I particularly like the red and blue one.

Bev C said...

The perfect border with the butterflys. Good luck with it.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Maria said...

You have done a beautiful job of putting your hexies together and I really love the butterflies on your border.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow, such a lot of work ... it is going to be even more wonderful when finished! The butterflies are looking beautiful.

Mistea said...

Looks like you accomplished lots this week. Love the way those butterflies are looking they will be perfect for wafting around the garden.
This will be one gorgeous quilt when done.
Enjoy the second week of holidays.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, those butterflies are perfect for your flower garden. Great idea.

Stitchin' time said...

Wow, love your butterflies! The quilt will look fantastic when finished.
Tell your mum I think her Jack and Jill quilt is terrific and the satin stitch embroidery is fabulous :).
Cheers,
Robyn

Janet said...

Your butterflies look awesome! I'll have to show DD how you are doing it.

rosie said...

I can't wait to see the finished result... what a wonderful idea to put the butterflies on the border.xx

els koetsier said...

Marina What a lovely butterflies you made. where can I finf the pattern of the butterflies?

Your heaxagon quilt also wunderfull.

Enjoy your holiday, and make a lots of beautifull things.

Cheers eLS