Wednesday, May 05, 2010

One Flower Wednesday & Can you resist a Bargain?

Well I certainly can't when it comes to fabric! So this is how I ended up with 3 metres of the above for just £10.00 last summer but when the package arrived I was a bit dissapointed to see they were metallic & shoved them in the cupboard thinking I'll make use of them some day.

Last week I came across this fabric again whilst looking for something else & saw it in a new light........wouldn't it be great for fussy cutting hexagons with all those different designs in the stripes?

I had been admiring all the beautiful hexi-flower gardens growing over the last few weeks & this was the perfect excuse to join in too! I believe the inspiration came from Karen who has encouraged stitchers to complete a flower each Wednesday & gradually watch their gardens grow, since then many more have joined in the fun.

I've been having great fun seeing how may different flower patterns I can create with this one striped fabric. I don't think I'll be setting these out in a Grandmother's Flower Garden layout though as it may be a bit too heavy on the eyes.......maybe applique them to a white background?


With all this hexi excitement, I haven't neglected my Klosjes as I'm still making up blocks of nine & managed a few more spools last week.
New total: 116 Klosjes (81 of which have been stitched into blocks of 9)

16 comments:

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh how lovely! I too like the FUN patterns and was thinking of applique on a solid background! So, this is great that you have confirmed my thinking for me.... OF course, I have MANY more flowers to make. Oh how fun your flowers are! I CAN see them all in one quilt~deinately! Of course, I don't mind too much pattern at all... I can see you using this idea to make Christmas ornaments even!?!?! So glad you joined us all... I've only been making them for a couple of weeks now also. I'm hooked! Can't wait to come back and visit you again soon! I have to go finsih my flower now... Have a great day!

Karen said...

Not too heavy on the eyes at all! I could look at them all day. Just beautiful!

Melissa said...

I am loving your flowers! I am new to this, but pictures like yours are such an inspiration!

Sandra Henderson said...

I'm posting a link to your blog for my Thursday Blog Reveal...since I found you because of One Flower Wednesday! Hope this is okay! :)

Cathi said...

That's what I love about striped fabrics like that -- one can get so many different looks from one piece of fabric! Your flowers are fantastic!! Love 'em.
What about piecing them with some plain neutral hexagons and just dotting them across the top -- sort of flowers strewn about?

Joan said...

How beautiful is your garden - fantastic...I love the way you have used your fabrics...so colourful and so uniqhe

Sheila said...

I think these flowers are just gorgeous and I wouldn't have a problem having them all together in a quilt , a solid background in whatever color would be just beautiful ,I will be watching your flowers grow and see just how many combinations you can get from that great fabric.
Sheila

Daniëlle said...

Hihi, found you tks to the link on Sandra's blog!! Your flowers are gorgeous!! Old fabric, new eyes: magic happens!!! and much to my amazement I see me on your sidebar!! Thanks so much and I will ad you on mine!! Happy sewing and I love the things you make!! XXXD

Valentina said...

Oh Gisele, if this is not inspiring I don't know what is... I also have some "I don't know what to do with it' border fabric! LOL But How many gardens can one tend! Your flowers are magical, and I agree: I could just stare at them all day, and smile...
You did it again, my friend!
:)

Nadine said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, and so much inspiring ! Fussy cutting is one of my fav' technique because of the lovely unexpected effects you can create, and here you're on a roll, dear ! THANKS for showing these treasures !
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

JustCindy said...

Your flowers are just beautiful!

dragonfly gypsy said...

Hi Gisele, Great work. Keep going with fussy cutting. It is VERY addictive!!!! Cheers Sharron

katrien said...

Waaaaaaaaaaw what a lovely hexagonne flowers.

Fiesta said...

great flowers!

Marcia said...

Beautiful flowers!

Auntie Em said...

What beautiful flowers you made from that striped fabric. You've inspired me to keep an eye out for stripes.