Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flower Fun with Hexies!



I've had my very, very long term hexagon project out recently. There's just something lovely about hand sewing in winter when one can get cosy in a heated room with fluffy slippers and happily stitch away. On the other hand they're also perfect for putting in my bag and taking to work at the flower shop. Sometimes in the afternoon there's a quiet period where I can work on them for a little while. 
Occasionally I'll notice a flower that matches my little fabric shapes and I can't resist a photo or two. 
Here are some happy snaps I've taken over the past few weeks.

Hello Sunshine!

Zebra hiding in a silver forest

An orchid moment

Buzzzzzzzz

A flock of birds in paradise

Blue skies and a cottage garden

Golden times

It's easy being green!

Think Pink and Purple too.

Wouldn't you think that with all these photos I'd have some photos of the blocks I've been sewing.  Alas no, and now it's too dark for photos but I'll leave you with a older photo of my blocks on my design wall.  

Just imagine, if I keep working on these blocks they might just become a quilt one day.  

48 comments:

Karen said...

I have just got home from soccer and fed the always hungry kid and then I see this beauty in your post. Yay! Two of my favourite things, flowers and fabric. Your hexagons will be a dynamite quilt. I ADORE the blocks you have already made.

Motherdragon's Musings said...

I love hexies and your are super stunning. Your layout and colour combination is gorgeous. LOVE IT :)

pennydog said...

Oh wow that green border one in the middle!!! Amazing matchiness!

It's got quite a boho gypsy vibe about it this one.

Helen Ernst said...

Now I have just gotten my blood pressure back to normal over all the beautiful clams and now you have these amazing hexi's. When does the insanity stop! Your daily allotted hours are more than mine! Beautiful

shez said...

Hi Rachael your pics are amazing,love your hexies,you are amazing my friend.xx

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

HI Rachael - Your snaps with the hexagons are sooooo lovely!
The blocks you have already made are very amazing! Have a nice day...
Kisses from Italy
Deborah

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your styling is so beautiful and engaging! This is going to be a really awesome quilt, I can't wait to see all the blocks!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I love the way you have photographed these - very creative and eye catching.
Your finished blocks have centre fabrics which aren't pieced. How did you attach the hexies to your centre fabric?

antique quilter said...

oh I just love your fabric combo's and awesome fabrics chosen for the center of these flowers.
pictures are beautiful of the blocks and flowers…
Kathie

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

I love Birds of Paradise! Those photos are lovely. A few I would certainly buy prints if they were for sale. Just sayin.... :D

Jeneta said...

They are so beautiful! And your photos are so creative (my favourite is 'golden times'). How did you do the centres in the final photo? I am still yet to attempt hexies, though I have moved a step closer and recently ordered some pre cut hexies made out of fusible stuff. I bought them after seeing this video:
http://blog.pileofabric.com/2014/07/11/playing-with-hexagons-in-the-studio-giveaway/

Melody said...

Brilliant pictures. Just love love love your fussy cutting

smazoochie said...

I love your eye for colo(u)r & beautiful things. Beautiful blocks, dearie!

Thimbleanna said...

WOW!!! Those are gorgeous hexies! That's going to be one beautiful quilt!

Patchwork and Play said...

This is going to be another stunning quilt Rachael! I love seeing your hexies with the flowers from the shop! But that quilt- that is another winner for sure!

Kyle said...

Your hexies and flowers are brilliant. You have been blessed with a keen sense of color and imagination. Okay, everyone including me wants to know about the centers of your hexie blocks. Did you make rings and appliqué it on a center?

DeborahGun said...

what a great way to capture the beauty of hexies!!

Melissa P said...

Every time I see these hexie blocks they make me smile. The final result will be amazing and worth every minute spent stitching and planning.

Love the hexies in the flower shop! They look like they're right at home there.

Dawn said...

Jaw dropping beautiful! Love the combination with flowers. Your quilt is well on the way.

Vickie said...

Very beautiful, imaginative pictures Rachael.....Wow, Those blocks on your design wall are out of this world gorgeous ! More pictures please !

Swedish Scrapper said...

They will become a quilt one day!! And all who see will say (as I do) Oh, I remember that Jennifer Paganelli print, and that one too! Timeless fabric choices. I actually smiled "out loud" at the flower pics with hexies! Thanks for the creativity break :D

Terry said...

Your work inspires your quilting and vis versa.
Glorious saturated colors!!
Enjoy snuggeling in your slippers and happy hexies.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael how beautiful! And those blocks I love them....to me they have a retro look about them and those colours.....LOVE! Another prize winner here!

Dawn said...

OMG your work Is awesome, those clams aiyaiyai
! Pleeeeez tell us how you did these centres?

Quilts on Bastings said...

Beautiful photos! This is going to be an incredible quilt one day!

Anita said...

Love your hexies and yes I'd like to kow how you did the centers with the ring of hexies. They're beautiful!

beets+birch said...

CRAZY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your posts always make me smile. That quilt is destined to be a masterpiece!

needleandspindle said...

All the Gods in Heaven! This is fabulous. It looks so Victorian but not, like jolly high teas and fat teapots in a boarding house by the Atlantic with a favourite aunt who used to be a pirate. You are insanely good at this lark.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Oh I hope they do become a quilt :)

Janet said...

Oh goodie, goodie, I was just thinking about your hexagons yesterday, they are very inspiring. If only I had more hours in a day or didn't need to sleep. Loving how they all pair up with nature.

quiltsomore said...

As usual a colourful imaginative presentation of your work and thought process

Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie said...

They look great - you obviously have a lot of patience for making them.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

I simply adore your hexie quilt - it is going to be a knock out beauty when it's finally finished - I've been doing one for two or is it three years and it's nowhere near as finished as yours looks! Go girl!

Karen said...

Your photos are beautiful. Love seeing your hexies with the flowers.
And it is always wonderful to see your blocks on the design wall. They are very inspiring.

Barb said...

Beautiful and inspiring post! Your photos are so fun to look at and so beautifully composed. The flowers are gorgeous and have great texture.
I can't believe I forgot about this fabulous quilt of yours! it is going to be smashing!!

Quilting Dee said...

Agree with Nifty.....your posts always make me smile too! Your eye for design and colour.......wow. Love the clever fussy cutting. Result is bright, stylish and very happy!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Have just signed up for your blog, thanks needleandspindle and this was my first look see.........what fun!! Good job and then some :)

pandchintz said...

You are clever!! Great photos....and keep plodding along. You'll get a surprise one day - it will be finished!!

Quiltbenaco said...

Fare patch in mezzo ai fiori...cosa vuoi di più dalla vita?
Ciao

Karen H said...

I hope your blocks do become a quilt....they are lovely and deserve it!

Judy said...

Oh, I LIKE them! Such fun and great photos with the flowers. Hexie quilts are rather addictive, aren't they? I've started another....haha.

PatSloan said...

The GREEN one!!!!

Sujata Shah said...

Rachael, you are so incredibly talented! These pictures are gorgeous! You have made me a believer in Hexies. I am tempted to start one. xoxo

Linda said...

Somehow managed to miss this post. So glad I eventually saw it. What fabulous photos! You have such an amazing eye for placing objects and colours together artistically. Wonderful!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This quilt is going to be amazing!!! As always your photos are so much fun to look at! I really love that pic with the birds of paradise.

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

DELICIOUS!

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