Thursday, July 29, 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

I have joined One Flower Wednesdays and have made my first hexagon flower! Woo Hoo!
I have always wanted to try this but I have never seen a quilt that I liked. The colors just
weren 't me. Well, one of the blogs I follow, Journey of a Quilter, has been doing this for some time and I was intrigued. I then saw another blogger's flower garden and I loved her colors of tans and creams. So I decided I wanted to join this group. I chose Moda's Astor Manor Charm Pack and purchased one yard of a cream on cream, Martinique by 3 Sisters for Moda, for my background. I had purchased a pack of Quilt Patis a few years ago at a quilt show. I almost forgot that I had them. These are plastic templates. So here is my first flower! It is not perfect, and I may have to redo a petal, but here it is. When I told my hubby that it is one flower each Wednesday and it is for a quilt, he wondered what year it would be completed! I really don't know, but I will have fun making these cute little flowers!
PS You will notice the basting stitches on one of the petals. I had decided that I could make a petal without a template, but I couldn't, and now I have to leave those basting stitches in until I join that flower to another flower or the background.


  1. The flower is lovely, and one flower a week (or two or three hihi) will make a nice garden.
    Happy stitching.

  2. Woo Hoo for sure!!! You are off and running. Beautiful fabric!

  3. Good on you for joining in the one flower a week. I am new too - and also have no idea when a quilt will be finished.

    Love Leanne NZ

  4. Hi Dawn, welcome to the group. It was a steep learning curve when I first started too but its such a friendly group. I love your first flower!!

  5. Your first flower is really beautiful and I love your fabric. Before you know it you will have a lot of these beautiful flowers. Wellcome to the group.

  6. I didn't know what I was doing when I made my first flower, and your first one looks excellent to me! You have a plan, so you're a step ahead of me. I'm just making them to be making them, with no plan in mind. Is that silly, or what!


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