Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Blooming Good Time


In the garden.....


Magellanica Anemone


Tree Peony blooms .....





and  hexagon flowers for the month of May.


So, here it is, the last Wednesday of the month and the day I have selected to report my One Flower Wednesday progress.  I must say how inspired I am with all the beautiful flowers being made.  So inspired, I see a 1930's flower garden and one with a rich green background, in my future.

For the month of May, I exceeded my one flower a week and made a total of 9 flowers.  I am using a mix of Withering Heights and Mistletoe Manor, or so I think they all are!  As you can see, in the photo, my lilac blooms overtook my hexagon blooms, but I thought it made for a pretty neat picture.   I plan to piece my garden together with no separation between the flowers, very busy and kind of Monet inspired.

Welcome to the following new members: Sue, Judie, Tineke, Angelika, Pauline, Gayly, Auntie Em, Anita, Gerda, Sam, Nancy, Bente, Jeannine, Marianne, Joke, Gerda, Corrie, Sarah, Marlise, Cheryll, Martina, Yvonne, Heike, Marieke, Marion and Steffi for a total of 78 members.  Dianne (D. Kellock) please e-mail me your blog link so I can add you to the Garden Party list.

Members, if you have not seen my previous post about the Sign In sheet, please read.  With so many blogs to visit and not enough hours in the day, I'm hoping this will make things easier for you.  With so many beautiful flowers to see, I would not want you to miss a one!


If you need more hexagons in your life, check out:



Look Diane, I was able to cut 123 clamshells out of your leftover Kimono quilt scraps.  They are just beautiful and I thank you for your kindness!   The Clamshell Club  is scheduled to begin June 1 and by the end of the week, I should have around 800 clamshells ready for piecing.


100 Klosjes Completed
19 made last week

Here are a few more klosjes made from Miss Jump's Scrapbag.  It doesn't seem that long ago when I pieced together my first klosjes and look how many I have made now!





I read an interesting post on Vivian's blog about Moose Muffins, and the first thing that came to mind was my Postage Stamp quilt.  I'm a recycler and have a hanger full of Quilters' Compost waiting to be turned into tiny squares.  My box of squares will soon be full and when piecing begins on this quilt, I will have myself a Moose Muffin.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen


46 comments:

Fiesta said...

Karen , you hve been busy and all your projects look great. The clamshells look hard to do. How will you be putting them together?

Joan said...

WOW you have been SO busy - I am so impressed! Your two gardens are looking wonderful. Its great to see the garden in flower - in more ways that one...its pouring with rain here and quilte cold - Our fire burns all day! Not many real flowers in our garden.

Tineke said...

Wow Karen, that is what you call an UPDATE! beautiful flowers you have, in real and in fabric!
Your klosjes are amazing and I love the idea of the hanger with all the fabricstripes waiting for them to be cut. And ...800 clamshells is pretty much scary ;-)

Tineke

Sue said...

Oh I so enjoyed your post today! I LOVE how you have displayed your flowers for Grandmother's Flower Garden!! Sooo Lovely:)

Love your projects. I really need to get in there and make some of those Klosjes! So sweet.

I am going to post mine later today. Have some furniture coming so I must wait till they leave:)

Have a great weekend!!

Deb said...

Wow, you're getting a lot done. After seeing all these hexagon quilts, I'm going to try my hand at it. It seems a little daunting, but this doesn't have to be done tomorrow.

barbarachaineyquilts said...

Terrific pics and so much achieved! Am feeling positively slothlike in comparison, but motivated to get back in to my "to do" list and see what I can do. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vivian said...

Busy, busy lady! You're getting so much accomplished. Love all the flowers, the real ones and the fabric ones that posed so prettily among the foliage.
We have company coming, and I don't want to ignore quilting while they're here. I think this is a perfect time to start a flower garden, and see how it grows.

katrien said...

Whaaaaaaaawwwww,lovely hexaflowers.And already cuted a lot of clamshells,this will be very nice.And you maked 19 klosjes,looks great.
Have a nice time.

Diane H said...

Wonderful post, Karen! Congratulations on all your progress. Fantastic to see 123 pretty little clamshells, so glad they will be included in your soon to be amazing quilt.

Martina said...

Thanks for all your sharing. So lovely projects and I love your flowers! Great fabric!
Wow, the clamshells are pretty but looks quilt like big work putting them together. I am looking forward to see the progress of it

Cybele's patch said...

All of your flowers look amazing. I can almost smell the real ones. The hexie flowers are gorgeous and you have been busy with klosjes + cutting all those shells. Did you have a sleep in between?

bep said...

What a beautifull flowers everywhere ,I like the real one the most,but the second your hexaflowers,Bep

Funoldhag said...

Lovely post, Karen. Really cool pictures of the hexie flowers in the lilacs! Good photography. The clamshells are so pretty. You get so much done and you do it so well. Cannot slide over the beautiful flowers you have either. Quilting and gardening just seem to go hand in hand. Have a good weekend! :-) Carol

Saskia said...

O, I do like what you made. The flowers, the 'klosjes. They are lovely. And I hope you have fun with the clam shells. Lots to do, so little time sometimes. But enjoy it!

JustCindy said...

Your garden is coming along very nicely. Beautiful flowers.

Sharon said...

Great post, you are doing fab on your flowers. I've been sidetracked but will start working on my hexi's once a week. I"m so close to a finsh. Love your klosjes!

Miriam said...

I love your flowers; the live ones and the fabric ones!!!
Clam shells!!!! I can feel another quilt coming!!!!
100 klosjes!!! Well done!! How many do you plan to make??

Sheila said...

Wow you are one busy lady and such lovely work .Your real garden is gorgeous as well .

gerda said...

whow...here is a lot to see...you have made nice hexagons..and they mixd perfect to the other flowers;0))its a beautiful garden!!!
and the clam shells...ohhh..i like them to!!!..ehhh..shal I...;0))
have a nice day...

Theresa said...

ooh the clamshells look like another fine addiction, I must resist though! All your photos are lovely - especially the hexies nestling in the lilac :)

Sue-Anne said...

Love your flowers, especially the peony, its gorgeous! Hexagons look great and congratulations on 100 Klosjes. I have also joined the clamshell group but there is NO WAY I will have 800 covered by June!

Narelle said...

Oh such gorgeous flowers ... fresh and fabric!

quilting Jeannet said...

Ohhh, Karen, what a great update! so many things, and the flowers in your garden are fabulous, specila the peony blooms, look alt mij update next week......I have also very exiting peony blooms.......

greetings, jeannet

Crispy said...

My your garden certainly is pretty :0)

Crispy

Angelika said...

Your flowers look beautiful among the gardenflowers :-)

Melissa said...

What a ton of inspiration here!!!

martine said...

I love the fabric for your clamshells.
And a green background for the flowers is great. A real gardenquilt.
Martine.

merumo said...

Your garden is growing very nicely with pretty flowers! Since I am a red person, I just love red ones...

The Memory Keeper said...

You go girl! I wish I could get as much done as you do. Your flower garden is sew pretty!

Cathi said...

Ooh,, I love your blooms -- fabric and real ones! They are fantastic!! You have really been getting a lot done. I've been playing with the idea of a postage stamp quilt. I have a box full of squares that I think are just begging to be stitched together.

Béa said...

Wonderful post, I'm impressed by your work !
I think this month I will put my Klosjes blocks together for a little quilt and perhaps start some hexies... hugs

*karendianne. said...

Well this is a lovely place to rest over coffee. Yes, yes, oh yesss, as I can see, you lilac blooms have gently overtaken your hexagon blooms and it made for a beautiful picture.

Everything, oh everything makes my eyes feast and my heart sing and my spirit very very happy and content. I think to myself now this, this is why I quilt! *karendianne.

Valentina said...

You have me swoooning in delight, my friend!
:)
How lovely, to see all your lovely projects coming together and thriving...
:)
Congratulations on reaching 100 Klosjes,
Congratulations on the Hexies, the clamshells, and being Fabulous YOU!

Paula said...

Wow Karen you are busy. Klosjes - Clamshells - Hexies - CWB - Dear Jane and I'm sure there is something I have missed. You are amazing, the day must have more than 24 hours where you live. I love visiting all your blogs. You do so many wonderful things

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely flowers! Great, how you show them to us.
Your other projects look lovely too! One day i want to start those klosjes too!

Carrie P. said...

So many beautiful things to see on this post. Well done. I am checking out the links.
Thanks for coming by my blog. I am still taking it easy and learning self control. lol

Minka's Studio said...

When I saw your hexies in the garden, I chuckled a-loud. Thanks for making me smile.

PS. Will you consider a lavender background fabric? It looks good in the photo.

Tracey said...

Love the flowers, im very much like to see many flowers in the garden, your stitching that you have done looks great

Take care

Mascha said...

Exciting hexagon flowers very warm and beautiful colors.

yvonne said...

Allemachtig wat prachtig ....
groetjes yvonne

Marieke said...

What an update: beautiful flowers, wonderful clamshells and great klosjes. And you made it to one hunderd klosjes! Congratulations!

Sandra Henderson said...

Your flowers are so lovely!~you've been very busy... Can't wait to see your postage stamp quilt! You inspire me so much.
I'm sorry, but I have to skip this Wed. goal, my back is killing me, but will be back next Wed and show my extra progress then. I do hate to not be able to keep commitments, but can't sew very well horizontally... XO

wilma said...

Your garden is coming along very nicely!!Wonderful clamshells and great klosjes...

Siobhan said...

Your garden is blooming with such pretty flowers! Great job for the month of May. I love love love your clamshells, too. I am SO tempted to join in on that. I saw Paper Pieces offers clamshell paper pieces but don't know if I'd go that route... I guess I need to figure it out a bit more before jumping in. Your klosjes are wonderful, too; another thing I'm considering! Your Moose Muffin quilt will be fantastic, too. ;)

Corrie said...

oh I love seeing them photographed in your garden! how pretty ;)

Thearica said...

I am thinking about joining One Flower Wednesday.

is there a place on your blog where the members have links we can click on to go to their blogs to see their flowers?