Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One Flower Wednesday


The last thing I do before going to bed Tuesday evenings is set out my Karen's Flower Garden project box, to have ready for One Flower Wednesday.


Today was a good day and my garden has grown by three flowers.


Danielle has joined our little group this week and her first flower is so sweet!  Jan is prepping and will have something to show soon.   Ann is making her Flower Garden from beautiful Lecien fabric and Cathi has two Flower Gardens on the go!   Valentina is really getting into One Flower Wednesday and has designed a badge (photo above) for her sidebar.  Isn't it lovely?  And, another lady that likes to garden is Sandra, her first flower is made from reproduction fabric and it is just beautiful!

Would you like to join our little Garden Party?  The only requirement is to make at least one flower every Wednesday and post your progress at least once a month.  Posting on a Wednesday would be ideal and make it easier for others to follow your progress.

I'm so happy to be back working on my hexagon flowers and it feels like I am sitting in the same room with the rest of the ladies, as I stitch away.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

47 comments:

Jan said...

Karen, nice work on the three flowers today! they sure are beautiful! I love how you have a stack of hexies all ready to go. I am getting ready here to start on my first flower!!! I'm so excited to get started! WAtch for a post on it tomorrow.....or later tonight depending on how long it takes. :)

Dena said...

Although I can not join you in your Garden party, I did want to say you have done a nice job on the ones you have featured in today's post.

Sandra Henderson said...

Hello Karen! Thank you for allowing me to join your group. Today was a good first day. Sweet, dear Ann helped hold my hand through the decisions of making the first block. What size? What types of fabrics? So many decisions...and so simple once the first was made. I look forward to sharing MANY more Wednesdays with you ladies. Especially when you live alone on an island, it's so special to have a day set aside to share with friends. I too, will lay out my box the night before. XO

Robin said...

Very pretty! At this rate, you're going to be finished before you know it. :)

Jeanette said...

Hi Karen, Would love to join. Are the hexagons any particular size? Jeanette

Valentina said...

O Karen, I am so happy to see our little Garden tea party is growing!
:)
I managed to prepare and make 1/2 a flower and will try to finish it today. :) Your flowers look lovely!

Paula said...

Hi Karen, this is so tempting, I have always loved hexagon quilt, and when it is named Flower Garden mmmm, it sounds much more interesting. Are you making blocks or will you piece them all together? Your flowers are really beautiful.

Joan said...

No gardening for me at present...but I love to see your garden gorw.

Sue-Anne said...

Do my little hexagon flowers for my Swan Lake quilt count? I would love to join in but I think I am over extended as it is at the moment. I am really enjoying watching your garden grow and this week's blooms are beautiful.

Quilt Hollow said...

I can't take on anymore at moment but do enjoy watching your garden grow.

Funoldhag said...

Pretty, pretty hexagons! Have fiddled with doing them and love the look. Have done a few in batiks and would love to do some in vintage fabrics. It's fun looking in on your great blog and seeing all the lovely things you do. Awesome, Karen. Carol

Crispy said...

Your flowers are lovely Karen.

Crispy

Terry said...

Karen pretty hexagons and klosjes.
Can I join the garden party as a kick start to finish 2 hexagon quilts that are already started. I don't think DH would understand more hexies just cause and my goal for the year is to finish at least some outstanding quilts.
Have a good day Terry

Fiesta said...

Karen the flowers look great. I am working on a hexagon quilt so I too will post my flowers on Wednesday

quilting Jeannet said...

Karen, i like it to do also and join your group, just one flower a week, it must be possible.....

greetings, Jeannet

Karen said...

You guys are too much!! I am so ready to be retired - there truly aren't enough hours in the day for me. The flowers are adorable. How big is your hexagon? It looks like a perfect size.

Sheila said...

I would love to join the group, never made a hexagon flower before but will sure give it my best . Can you tell me where to find the proper pattern?Thanks .
Sheila

Daniëlle said...

Hi Karen, love the flowers you made!! Gorgeous fabrics! I will try to make a linklist today, but woke up in the middle of the night: do I still know how to grrrr! So nice to see the party grow hihi!! Happy sewing, Daniëlle

Jilly said...

Oh I would love to join in the flower garden. I have about 9 I am currently working on, well now and then. Hopefully this will help me finish them a tad faster. New follower too.

Blessings,
Jilly

Carrie P. said...

Karen, can I join? I have a garden started and this would be a way to get me going on it again even if I only did one a week or the month.

Satu said...

Your flowers are SO BEAUTIFUL and too tempting, you know. SO I would love to join in too, but I only wish MORE TIME... I'm gonna try first flower on next week. What size are your hexagons?

Sandra Henderson said...

I just noticed your list of gardeners is growing... wonderful! :)

Narelle said...

Hi Karen, I've just popped over from Valentina's and would love to join your group if there is still room?
It's a lovely idea and I'm sure I could manage just one each Wednesday.

Simone de Klerk said...

I would love to join in! I just explored the fun of hexagons and read about this group on Satu's blog. Love the name you gave to the group!

~ ann's quilting journey ~ said...

Karen, what fun this is and I enjoyed reading your wonderful post. Thanks to dear Valentina for making a badge for our blogs! Your klosjes and flowers are so lovely Karen, well done to you!

Melissa said...

I think I might to join in on one flower Wednesday. I need a hand sewing task. Are there rules or a certain pattern?

Joan said...

OK - I have given in :) May I please join in too?...

Danetta said...

Hi Karen,
I would love to join your One Flower Wednesday if it's not too late.
Danetta GHQA 1

Gisele said...

Hi Karen, Have been admiring all these beautiful flower gardens growing & wondered if it was OK to join your group too? One hexagon flower a week is so easily done when there's no time limit set.
Whilst here I have also been admiring your Klosjes & POTC blocks, they are fabulous. The latter is a quilt I would also like to make one day since I saw it in the book "The Patchworks of Lucy Boston". She was a remarkable lady!

aubirdwoman said...

fabulous..... can I please join the group. What a wonderful way to get a GFG done. Thanks

Tree said...

Please can I join in with your garden and Klosjes Karen? I've been resisting and trying to get other things finished but the lure of some hand piecing is too great and I want to get going.

Sue said...

I would really love to join this and am hoping it's not too late. I guess if it, I can still make them on my own:)

Anita (Sniet) said...

Hello Karen, I'd like to join the gardeners. I've made my first hexagons and I love it. One flower in a week must be no problem. Happy greetings Anita

GRANNY'S HOUSE said...

They are lovely, you will get a pretty nice garden!!!

Greetings
Ines

Mama Monique said...

Oh yes.. why not? Please count me in!! ;o)

Staci said...

Hi Karen! I want to play along, I didn't know there was an "official" group until yesterday. Making these little flowers is certainly addictive!

escargopotte said...

its very nice ! I lovely

Anderson cottage said...

im joining in as well, love marion

Jolanda said...

Last wednesday i make a post an up date of my flowers on my blog. See what i have made.
greetings Jolanda

Brenda said...

HI there! I saw Valentina's logo on Stray Stitches blog, and was led here. I'm so glad I found you! I have definitely been bitten by the hexie bug. Can I join this group even tho I am using a different method? My LQS owner showed me how to make the hexies by folding around a circle, no paper needed, just an iron. Can I use Valentina's beautiful button on my blog? with credit to her of course.

Deb said...

Hi! I would like to join! I have been working on hand piecing a flower garden quilt, but have been working on it slowly. Is it too late to join? I have about ten done. I opted to make them larger than most, so I would have less flowers to make--but I like them. They are a great "take along" project.

Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

JoEllen said...

I also would like to join. I have been working on GFG for a while but have become stagnant- this is just the incentive I need!

Melody said...

Lovely work, beautiful flowers.

Renata said...

Liebe Karen,
deine neuen Blumen sind wunderschön, ich liebe diese Farben!
One-Flower-Wednesday gehört für mich zum Wochenablauf, es ist ein fester Bestandteil geworden und macht immer noch Spaß!
Danke dir dafür!!!

Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland!

Stray Stitches said...

Three more wonderful flowers for your garden.
Thank you so very much, Karen, for hosting this fun One Flower Wednesday. I so enjoy being able to view everyones blooms and blogs.

Valerie said...

I love the grandmothers flower garden!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Hi Karen, nice addition to your garden - such pretty flowers. Thanks for hosting this garden party - it's fun to to take a look at and enjoy everyone's beautiful flowers.