Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hexie Flower Stitchery

I have the most wonderful small group of quilting friends that I get together with every two weeks to stitch and quilt with.  We always treat each other really special on each person's birthday and when I saw this free project by Cheryl Goss from Willowberry Designs, I knew exactly who I was making it for.  It took me a little longer than expected but I finally finished it and gave it to her...sorry Amanda that is was so late :) 

Amanda has lovely country decor in her home and I went with a tea-dyed heavy muslin for the background and country colors for the flower.  I used perle cotton from DMC to do the Blanket Stitching around the outer edge.  One layer of batting inside.

On the back, I used a warm golden homespun that came in a huge lovely box of scraps I won from Kim a few months ago.  It's a good thing it was in the box because I don't have homespuns and this was the perfect backing for Amanda's style!


You know spring is almost here in the Maritimes when while driving on a 10 mile trip you travel through a rain storm, a hail storm, a snow storm and then sunshine!  Around here, we always say the weather forecast is whatever you see when you look out the window lol!  I am anxious for some green grass!  My sister's 40th birthday was yesterday and two years ago on her birthday it was hot enough that we celebrated on her porch with a large BBQ wearing our shorts and sunglasses. Not so lucky yesterday.

Happy Stitching and God Bless!



11 comments:

Marj said...

That is a very nice table mat. The colors you used are beautiful. Lucky Amanda.

CindyC said...

Very beautiful! I love it.

Darlene said...

That's very sweet.

randi--i have to say said...

This is pretty little block! The hand-stitching really brings it all together.

Friendship Crossing said...

I absolutely love your darling candle mat! How cute to use hexagons! what a great idea!

come over for a visit sometime!

Tanya

Barb said...

This is adorable!

Sherry said...

Your hexie flower stitchery is so sweet. I am working on the same design but haven't gotten too far. I love the way yours turned out. We are also hoping for some sunshine soon.

Michele said...

Late or not, I'm sure Amanda was thrilled :-) It is adorable!!!

Cheryl said...

I am crazy about your project!!! Wonderful.

raima said...

Nice Table mats, but u should try to change the color scehme

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Connie said...

How beautiful! I am sure she will just love it! I just received a couple little hexies and might have to do something like this!!