Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Hexagons and An Idea

Today is One Flower Wednesday.  Thanks to Karen at www.journeyofaquilter.blogspot.com for hosting this.  I have fallen a bit behind the last couple of weeks, so I did 3 flowers this week.
I love this center piece of fabric with the brown birds.  I think I still have a bit of it left but not much.
I've been making a flower or two for the last few weeks and wondered where they would end up.  I thought I would make this quilt:
This is from the book, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts, by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms, which is still one of my favorite books.  This book was released in late 2008, and I still want to make every quilt in this book someday.
But then I saw this quilt in Quiltmania magazine, and I think maybe this is what I'll do with the hexagons I've been making.  I love that applique' center surrounded by the hexagons. 
I have 14 hexagons....so I'll keep stitching.  I hope you are all spending some time stitching on your favorite project.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

26 comments:

Karen said...

Three beauties LuAnn! I just LOVE the one in the middle and both patterns are fabulous. I have that wonderful book, but I think I would go with the Aunt Sarah version, that is beautiful and makes me want to start another hexagon flower garden.

Wendy said...

Oh wow, I like that flower garden with the appliqued center too. I think your flowers would look great in that layout...they are so pretty!

Yvette said...

I think both projects are fantastic. I am glad you gave that book a great review, it is on my "want" list.

Dawn said...

Your Hex's are very nice, love the fussy cut bird. Looks like you have some great choices to use them. Thank you for sharing.

sunny said...

The center of that flower is adorable! You have some great ideas to choose from.

Gerda Hartman said...

Lovely flowers and you show some lovely project ideas.

Maria said...

Love the hexies. You have fussy cut some great fabric.
I love the quilt with the applique centre.

Raewyn said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and your garden is growing well. I love both of your proposed projects but the quiltmania hexie quilt is very lovely indeed.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous LuAnn...perfect fussy cutting...

Jane in Wales said...

That quilt will be a wonderful way to use your hexagons. They are beautiful! I love the one with the little bird.
Jane

blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
Aunt Sarah is so wonderful. I've seen this quilt on other blogs and I admire it. I think, it's difficult, but I would go with the Aunt Sarah version. Or, if you'll finish it, your start with a new flower garden.
I hope you'll have a happy easter
Take care
Roswitha

Toni said...

Hi LuAnn! I love the detail of your hexies - just wonderful!! You are an inspiration for me to get mine finished! I like the new idea, can't wait to see yours!

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your hexies. Both quilts are winners - I can't wait to see the finished project!

Erica said...

Love your flowers, especially the one with the bird. I think they would be very pretty with an appliqued center.

Stephanie said...

Both of those quilts are so beautiful for your hexagons. It's always tough to decide. Either way you'll have a quilt you'll love for a long time. I'm glad you're making progress!

Roxanne said...

Your flowers are very pretty. It's so hard to decide what project to use them in.

Paula said...

LuAnn what a beautiful flowers you have, the middle one is gorgeous. I like the Aunt Sarah version.

I think Susi at http://susisquilts.blogspot.com/ is doing that center piece. Have you seen it?

Thank you for sharing that book, now it is on my wish list.

I quilt for fun said...

LuAnn --I have not been successful in sending you an email (who knows why!) but I have been fascinated by your post on my blog about your 1.5" 9 patches. I saw the quilt on your Picassa album and it is spectacular. Absolutely amazing. Have you done a post on it with more details and closeups? You rock! Jan at iquiltforfun.blogspot.com

Staci said...

Oh, that is a fabulous quilt! I've never seen one like it!
Your birdie hexie is darling. That fabric you surrounded it with is really interesting, the way you did the fussy cuts. I'm ready to start making hexies again. I got a little bored with them and put them away for a while, but I'm taking them to my Dr appt this afternoon. I know I'll be in that waiting room for a LONG LONG time!

Teresa said...

I love the hexie quilt with the applique center too - although it sure does look small.

Rose Marie said...

I think you have a lovely pattern to work on and it will be gorgeous!
The applique center is very interesting.

QuiltedSimple said...

I cannot wait to see what you do with these hexis. I think my fav. would be the applique center, although both quilts are absolutely lovely!
Kris

Narelle said...

Your middle flower with the bird in the centre is my favourite. The fussy cut petals have a feathery effect too.
Both layouts are lovely.

Mama Pea said...

Nice! I love that bird in the center. And I love the green stripe one how you organized it. I am going to stay with my mom for 3 weeks, and I'm going to take some hand work. I picked up some hexagon papers the other day, thinking maybe I'll make some hexies. We'll see!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

LuAnn, Wonderful hexies and love the beautiful quilt---wished I had that magazine--- the quilt featured is absolutely delightful!

Carolyn :)

Lolita said...

Love your hexies...keep going

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