Throw-back Thursday-Flower Garden style……..

And, since I’m not a “real” gardener, it must mean this kind…right???? Yup! IMG_6242


Hexies….in stacks…..many stacks!!! Just waiting to become ‘something’!







These came my direction from Ellen in my small local quilt group. I had been very negligent in hearing acknowledging their presence in my stash over the winter. Well, to be truthful, they had traveled to Texas with me in hopes of being joined together…….but……well…….those were busy days (that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!!!)!

On to the stitching. I’m just “eyeballing” the seam allowances/start-stop points and having a good time. This morning has some good results…………..IMG_6244IMG_6247   It’s really amazing how fast these come together! I challenged myself NOT to take any fabric in my stash for the centers as I ran out of the yellow gingham. I’ll continue in the brighter yellow print for some of them and space them/arrange them later. Lots of ‘Y’ seams!!!!! Repetition/practice makes for better results after a while. I am definitely getting good at this!!!! LOL! When joining the petals to the center, the petal must be placed on the bottom and stitched on to the center from outer edge to the previous stitching or it won’t lay flat when finished (ask me how I know this!!!)……….IMG_6246   Lunch time and then back at it.

To answer a comment left a while back when I “installed” the ‘LED’ light strips on Ms Juki, “No”, they don’t shine in my eyes. I angled the right-hand portion to the back and it’s perfect!!!!!

Let’s go stitchin’……………………

Note: This will be somewhat of an interesting assembly as most of these fabrics have a high percentage of poly in them!!!!! They do not take a sharp press at all!!!!! Ugh!!!!!

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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14 Responses to Throw-back Thursday-Flower Garden style……..

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Oh my goodness—that looks challenging but the end result will be a virtual flower garden, won’t it?

  2. Debbierose says:

    Machine hexies, Doreen you arecs legend

  3. threadcrazy says:

    I’ve never tried hexies; kinda had same attitude towards them. One of these days…..

  4. Pat in WNY says:

    These look great, but I’m still very happy to sit on the sidelines where hexies are concerned, lol!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Well, I thought so, too….that is until I was given these and they just sat there. I knew I would NEVER stitch them by hand (besides that, they weren’t marked for hand stitching). I just figured….how hard can it be to “eyeball” the start/stop stitching points??!!! EZ-PZ!!!!!! In fact, it gets so easy that I can put one of these flowers together in little over 5 min.!!!!!! Yup…..I timed myself!!!! Hehehehe……………………..

  5. These are super cute. Difficult for a beginner? What are the measurements on each side of the hexie?

    • treadlemusic says:

      Definitely not a beginner’s project (at least the way I’m doing it). This was a quick post, so will include details next (kinda backwards, I know!!!)………

  6. So….does that mean you stitch all the petals to each other and then the last thing you do us is stitch the center in? I’ve never sewn any by machine so I’m clueless here!

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