Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Granny's Flower Garden

It's almost 2 weeks since we arrived in England and the cooler temperatures have had a much needed and positive impact on productivity.

Today I finished up the main panel of my Hexy MF quilt, which I started almost exactly 1 year ago and I couldn't be happier. It started with lovely Jenelle's aqua, orange and grey charm swap fabrics and was then supplemented by kind donations from bloggy friends around the globe for which I am so grateful!


Before we left Marrakech, I threw the flower strips in to the suitcase half thinking that they would return in the same state but over the last couple of weeks, I sewed them together and here is granny's flower garden...in granny's flower garden! Now for the fun part - appliqueing the panel on to the background fabric and making some flowers and stems for the quilt border but that won't be until we are back home next month.

Yesterday, I caught up with some very late bee blocks. Back in June *gulp*, Katy asked for a paper-pieced feather block and a flying geese block using bright fabrics and colourless low volume fabrics. Back then I was ensconced on my course and then it got hot...very hot and well I pleaded for clemency and it was granted.  Now this is only my second attempt at paper-piecing and while I'm not saying my trusty friend, the seam ripper didn't make an appearance (or two) I'm fairly happy with them.



And well, while we've been here, there have been days out, sunshine and showers...ice creams, beaches, Saturday markets and playgrounds..oh and a little shopping of course.


Tomorrow we're off to Cornwall for a couple of days...cream teas?? Who mentioned cream teas?

32 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, well tackled, thank you :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

Love your flower garden. If I was ever going to make a hexie quilt, that would be the one I'd do! Yours is going to be lovely!!

Sarah said...

Great blocks, and OMG I really love your hexyMF, the colours are so gorgeous!

heart of charnwood said...

Well done on catching up with July, we're in the same leaky boat now! Love the oranges and aquas in your quilt- they're fantastic!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oohhh cream tea! Have fun :) The hexie flowers look amazing, can't wait to see it all done and your paper piecing is wonderful!

Mary said...

Fantastic blocks, and I just love the quilt. Have fun in Cornwall - eat lots of clotted cream!

Ucki said...

Your Hexagon-Quilt is very lovely, I like the colours!
Last year we spend our holiday in Cornwall , we Love
tea, clotted cream and scones!
Many greetings
Ucki

cheeky monkey said...

So lovely! The granny top looks great.

Have a nice holiday

Catherine said...

Your hexy quilt is amazingm those colours really pop. Have a great time in Cornwall

Judith, Belfast said...

Gorgeous granny flowers A! Glad you are having a well deserved break! Jxo

Leanne said...

Your quilt is stunning, I love the way you placed the colours. Also, lovely blocks, and it sounds like a great holiday too.

Deborah said...

Lovely work! I am so in love with your hexies!

Heather D. said...

The flower garden quilt is turning out beautiful! That is a LOT of hand-stitching!!

diane said...

Granny's flower garden is stunning. It looks like you are really having a wonderful, relaxing time in England.

Carla said...

I just love the colours of your hexy quilt. So beautiful!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Just love your quilt ....fabulous and the block are gorgeous with their low volume backing. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

dutchcomfort said...

You obviously enjoy the cooler climate! Love your flower garden!
Cream tea... yum!

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Your hexy quilt is looking absolutely amazing! Gorgeous blocks for Katy, too. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

CJ said...

The quilt is beautiful, and as usual you have found a wonderful place to photograph it. Glad you are enjoying your break here in England. No doubt you will have a wonderful time in Cornwall. I was there last month and it was fantastic. Enjoy!

two hippos said...

I love your grandmothers garden hexy mf! Have fun in Cornwall.

Cindy said...

I'm sure Katy will love her blocks. They look great!

Your Flower Garden is just gorgeous. The oranges and greys are a wonderful combo. Fab job, lovely!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

oh my I love all today's sewing but especially your hexy MF!!
Have an awesome time in cornwall!
Cream bun for me too please :)

Canadian Abroad said...

Your hexies might be my favourite ever. I love your colour combo. It is going to be a beautiful finished quilt.

Jessica said...

Ahh your hexie quilt looks stunning! It's a great picture, too!

Isisjem said...

Lovely projects and nice to catch up with you.

Sunnybec said...

Oh I love your flower garden. Would you send me a cream tea please :-) Hugs x

Mareenchen said...

Oh it's looking so pretty! (Your granny's garden, too!) Enjoy the days and the cream tea. Hmmm. I should probably fork some money on clotted cream and have some, too. Can't get it everywhere around these parts..

Rebecca Lynne said...

The paper piecing looks great! See? No bites. ;) and the hexies are a great color combo - love your color choices as always. Mmmm cream teas...

Nat at Made in Home said...

Looks all amazing! And hope you are having cream teas in Cornwall!

Janine said...

Your flower garden quilt is gorgeous and I love the sea side pictures :)

Martha said...

Yay for a productive and fun vacation! I love your hexies, so pretty. Beautiful colors.

purthknitwitch.blogspot.com said...

Love, love, love your hexie quilt...fantastic. yours totally addicted to hexies :)