Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kingfisher Stitch Along update

I had some ideas for my EPP (English Paper Piecing) for the Kingfisher Stitch Along - but I changed my mind, and I re-read the instructions :-)

Kingfisher Stitch Along

Pink hexie with a yellow and blue centre
Something wasn't letting me start my hexie flowers. I just wasn't inspired. Since these are hexies we're talking about, this was serious! I figured out that I just didn't want to be making hexies with the same fabric that I've been using for the last year.....so, to be different, I've started using batiks. Wow, am I motivated now 😊

It also turns out that the project is using one inch hexies and the EPP I've done to date are ¾". I was quite happy to take out some new fresh templates that I haven't used.

So this week I took out my batik fabrics and found all kinds of lovely, yummy fabrics. I've decided to make the flower with the same fabric, but a different centre.

I pieced most of these flowers yesterday, outside in my back yard. It was a little warmer than I prefer, but I've decided to enjoy the summer this year (as much as I can stand it) and not spend it all inside estivating.

My little piece of paradise
Here is a gorgeous blue one. I had a great time finishing these and then finding the perfect spot in the garden to take the picture.

A gorgeous blue hexie flower among the flowers
I even have two types of blue flowers blooming right now so I couldn't leave one out :-)
Hexie flower among the mountain bluets

I then had to make a green hexie flower since most of the rest of the garden is still very green.

Green hexie in the tree
This morning I was only able to spend an hour outside - it was just too hot! I finished this flower in the coolness of the house and then took a quick picture outside.

My hexie flower pales next to these pink beauties!
What I learned
  • It would seem that I'm not melting in the heat, so I'm going to try to tough it out a little more.
  • If the garden looks like a jungle behind the plants, it's because it is. Last weekend I was able to do a little bit of weeding, but it was just too hot yesterday. Whatever plants come out in the garden are real fighters and have won the battle against their more fragile neighbours.
  • I really love making these larger hexie flowers. It's great working with batiks again. It's been too long 😊
  • I love taking these photos. I saw someone do this on the internet and was really impressed. I wish I could give her credit but there is so much stuff out there that it's hard to keep track.
  • My OMG is to make 16 flowers by the end of June. That may be pretty ambitious....we'll see....

 Related Links

Linking Parties
The Kingfisher Stitch-Along is on Intragram at #kingfisherstitchalong. Check out the posts - the're really wonderful! I will also be linking this post to these linking parties. Let's see what's going on out there! Finished or Not Friday, Friday Foto Fun, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Oh Scrap!, Slow Sunday Stitching, Needle & Thread Thursday, Midweek Makers, Silly Mama WIPs, Colour Inspiration Tuesday, Fiber Tuesday,

Great News! Dione and her Clever Chameleon featured my hexie on her Tuesday Colour Linky Party!

19 comments:

  1. Your hexie flowers are so gorgeous! The way you're whipping them out, I'm sure you'll meet your OMG! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks so much Miaismine. After I read your comment I was motivated to see if I could actually make my OMG. It turns out that it's less than one a day, so I will probably make it!

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    2. And so you did! Happy for you! Congratulations!

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  2. Your "flowers" are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. I'm glad that I finally have something to share on Oh Scrap!

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  3. I've been seeing hexagons made for the Kingfisher Stitch-Along on many of the blogs that I follow. I've resisted the temptation to join in, until I saw yours. I love the batik hexagons. They look especially tempting the way you photographed them among your flowers.

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    1. Hi Katie, it's never too late to join :-) I know, it's hard to pass on quilt and stitch alongs but there's just so many! I'm enjoying this one but odds are that I won't have the quilt done within the time frame - but that doesn't matter, cause what's another WIP?

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  4. the hexie flowers are so pretty! great photography inside the plants too. Too cute! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I am having so much fun doing these mini photo shoots. Usually I have to wait to have a quilt done - so this is a real treat!

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  5. oh wow!
    your hexie flowers are fabulous!!

    thanks so much for linking up!
    brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

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    1. Hi Brooke. Thanks so much. I'm really happy that I "found" your link-up. I'm working on getting your image on my blog :-)

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  6. Fantastic pictures!! Love how you placed all of those hexies with their corresponding flowers - perfect matches!

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    1. Thanks Susan, that was so much fun. I am starting to run out of flowers. I will have to visit some parks and neighbours. Actually a few strip malls in the area have some lovely blooms :-)

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  7. Hexies are fun and relaxing to make! I loved doing them because they are so portable. Maybe I'll need to start again! Fun photo shoot and pretty batiks!

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    1. Hi Dawn, I really love the portability of hexies also. Thanks for your comment :-)

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  8. All your floers are beautiful, hexies and real ;)) Love the way you made your pictures!

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    1. Merci! I had so much fun, and now I'm scouting places for more flowers to take pictures of.

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  9. Thanks for a fun read .... your batik hexies are very pretty and I greatly enjoyed seeing them planted in your garden. :)

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  10. Thanks Dione! I'm really happy that the Clever Chameleon liked them enough to feature them. Your posts really make me laugh :-)

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