Why, my Flower Meadow quilt grows with pretty, flowery fabrics, hexies, and a whole lot of stitching; of course. Hello lovely lovelies♡ Welcome to my little place where little hexie flowers are growing at a snail's pace. Hand stitching these sweet flowers is slow, but the leisurely pace is strangely satisfying. I have spent a lot of time in my sewing room this week, just enjoying the peace and quiet, the contentedness of hand stitching. A quiet week with no appointments, no having to be anywhere.......just enjoying each day.
I am fussy cutting most of the flowers because when they are all stitched together I want to evoke a sense of a meadow blooming with bright and happy flowers. Rose Marie asked me last week if there were any fabric repeats. The short answer is no. Well at least, not yet. Each little flower is a different floral fabric. I have one serious stash of flower fabrics.....but then I would, wouldn't I; given my penchant....my addiction for all thing flowers. =) Though, I suppose as the quilt grows there will be a few repeats dotted here and there. It is amazing how a floral fabric jumps out in front of me when I am in a fabric shop. Why, only the other day when out and about another fabric splashed all over with flowers came home with me. Deary, deary me, I am supposed to be reducing the fabric stash.
I have begun to form the flower meadow by stitching the flower hexies together. A slow process but oh such fun as I dot flowers here and there, playing, placing each one in a visually pleasing arrangement. Each flower happily settled next to the others, not competing, just blooming in its own beauty.
I have spent a good part of my Sunday afternoon enjoying the slow hand stitching of hexies to the quilt. Goodness, most of my hexies have been incorporated into my Flower Meadow. My tower of flower hexies has dwindled to almost nothing. I can see in my crystal ball more fun over the next little while searching through my fabric stash, unearthing more flowery fabrics suited for fussy cutting. I'm supposing now will be the time when a few flower patterns will begin to be repeated. Hope you have a lovely Sunday when it comes avisiting you♡ Thank you so very much for popping into my happy, little flowery place and blessing my day♡ Sending a little flowery love your way♡
Until the next time.............
Hi Kim wow and double wow your fussy cut hexies look awesome ,love how you got the flowers in,well done my friend 🌹🤍🌹ReplyDelete
Beautiful post Kim, as always...ReplyDelete
Quilting hexies is a long process but as we say here "who runs for fun doesn't get tired"
Love your cosmos !
Have a pleasant week !
Beautiful! This will be such a fun and love flimsy to quilt in your upcoming winter, happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Your hexie garden is gorgeous. Enjoy your slow stitching this week.ReplyDelete
Wow oh so pretty!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I am that girl who loves pretty pretties. =) Kim XxDelete
I love how those "almost whole" flowers spring out from the others--so pretty!!ReplyDelete
What a simply lovely piece this is...you must have a wonderful stash of flowered fabrics--and you've made definitely the most of them, too;)))
that quilt will certainly look like a flower garden in the end!! pretty!!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to watching the progress!ReplyDelete
When those pretty hexie flowers are all together it surely looks like a meadow of flowers. I really like how you are fussy cutting those fabrics to give that illusion. Enjoy your slow stitching!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! Have fun going through your stash!ReplyDelete
I love all things flowery, I bought a flowery top the other day and bumped into a friend whilst I was shopping, I showed her what I'd bought and she said oh yes that's very you, you do love your flowers don't you. I then left her to buy a bunch of daffodils to take home with me🙂 I love how your quilt is turning out, I do wish I had at least half as many beautiful floral fabrics I would be tempted to make one too. 😊XxReplyDelete
The delight just keeps growing each week!ReplyDelete
I love your design sense. This is a sweet project and I'm rather missing my hand sewing. I need to get back to the borders on my EPP project - you are an inspiration!ReplyDelete
so, so lovely - the yellow and purple pansy center makes me long for Spring - right now my World is many shades of brown or covered in white (which is pretty till i have to shovel it) and i needed to see some flowers this morning - thank you!ReplyDelete
This is looking beautiful Kim! It is going to be another gorgeous quilt!ReplyDelete
You have made so much progress on your quilt! I’m amazed! It’s gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Lovely, absolutely lovely! Love your flower patch. It is nearing Spring here. Just today I was looking at my Cosmos and Zinnia patches in the cutting garden from last year and thinking I should get those cleaned up and ready for a new year. I save my seeds from year to year.ReplyDelete
My goodness, your hexie flower garden is growing, and growing, so delightful.ReplyDelete
Siempre estás rodeada de flores, en tu jardín o con tus preciosas telas ¿dices que las telas te llaman en las tiendas? ¿y que otra tela nueva se fué a casa contigo?..... ja, ja...... me pasa lo mismo, cuando consigo rebajar el montón de telas, no sé que pasa pero vuelve a crecer desmesuradamente ¿como resistirse a ésas telas que me llaman desde las estanterías? ¡¡¡si hasta saben mi nombre....!!!ReplyDelete
This is growing very fast and you have a wonderful collection of flowers in your meadow. It's wonderful that each one is unique :)ReplyDelete
Your flower garden is comming along and growing and flowering beautifully, Kim. Great job with the fussy cutting. What is the size of your hexies?ReplyDelete
Have a nice week and happy stitching.
Lovely flowers in your quilt…your stash must look like Swiss cheese after all that fussy cutting. Well worth it though! Gail at the cozy quilterReplyDelete
Enjoyed your post Kim lovely hexiesReplyDelete
Fussy cutting your Hexies must have taken a while. This is a quilt I could look at for ages as they are so different. Look forward to more pictures.
Best wishes Kay c xx
Kay, yes these fussy cut flowers take a long while to prepare but they are well worth all the effort. Oh, there will be many more pictures. You know how I love to take happy snaps. =) Have a great week, lovely Kay. Thank you for popping by and making me smile with your lovely words. Kim XxDelete
My goodness Kim, we are spoiled rotten with these lovely images of your flowers - real and fabric. Are they cosmos? They are awfully pretty. Gorgeous hexies!ReplyDelete
Wow - so many hexies, and all hand-stitched. It looks amazing so far!ReplyDelete
Absolutely love your "Flower Meadow" quilt.ReplyDelete
And the Cosmos are so beautiful; they are so fun to watch as they sway in the wind.
I did notice for sure that you are centering the flowers perfectly inside each hexie, your eye just bounces around in such pleasure looking at all the lovely flowers sprinkled all about, how wonderful to have a nice relaxing week of nothing that needs to be done except enjoy the day stitching away :)ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week!
This is just so beautiful! With your lovely floral works of art, you can surround yourself with a summer feeling even when autumn and winter come.ReplyDelete
Oh my!!! What beautiful fussy cut hexie flowers!!! And it's growing by leaps and bounds!!! And I love the real life cosmos!!! Reminds me of Japan!ReplyDelete
Kim - I love how you are making flowers by combining the hexies together - so effective. I would never get tired of looking at the detail, and then "stepping back" to look at it as a whole, it does indeed look like a meadow. Wow! You are so talented. And the locations of your photo shoot are mesmerizing as well - I particularly liked the fence with the cosmos peeking through!ReplyDelete
The garden which surrounds my little home is the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot of a happy snap or two. Just hang whatever it is one is photographing in the midst of it and the photo turns out rather fabulously. Love, love, love it when a happy flower such a cosmos peeks through to be the star of the photo. And....stars they are. I shall miss this flowery backdrop over the next six months. =) As for my little Flower Meadow quilt, I so agree with you that one could look at all the detail forever and delight in all the flowery, hexie petals. There is so much to delight in. Thank you so much for delighting my day with your beautiful visit and sweet words. They are such a gift to me♡ Kim XxDelete
This is stunning. Those hexies are beautiful….a vivid flower garden!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, lovely Mary♡ Those hexies are growing into a vivid flower garden, jostling for space, aren't they?? Kim XxDelete
Oh Wow!! Your flower meadow is so pretty and inspiring!!ReplyDelete
I think your latest pretty is the best one yet!! Reminds me of what I perceive an English country garden to be - a riot of all kinds of flowers all blending into a world of colour and texture. Fussy cutting has resulted in an amazing flower-within-flower look, much like many real flowers are if you look closely.ReplyDelete