Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My First One Flower Wednesday

As I have mentioned several times in the past, I have fallen in love with the hexie flower, so much so that I am now a member of the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap and I just joined the One Flower Wednesday group.

I learned a lot on the first flowers I made in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap for Deb in Australia.  But I even learned more on this first One Flower Wednesday flower.


I figured out that if I am going to use the big, bright prints by Kaffe Fassett, I think I want to fussy cut them.  Also, I need to use a thread that is closer in color to the fabric I am using instead of a nice neutral light grey that I use for everything else.  I think I am going to get one of the BobbinSaver rings with prewound bobbins in a cacophony of colors from Superior Threads


If you would like to see what everyone else in the One Flower Wednesday group is doing this week, click on the link above!!

Have a great day, everyone!!

15 comments:

Chris said...

Love those projects that require new stuff :)

Hilachas said...

Beautiful hexie flower. I have also fallen in love with sewing these little hexie flowers :)

Maria said...

A beautiful flower to add to your garden. Yes they are very addictive and fun to stitch.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I think getting a bobbin saver is a great idea for making hexies. They are so much fun and addictive.

Hennie said...

Welkom to the one flower wednesday, your flower looks beautyful.

Gr. Hennie.

Sheila said...

Cute flower and have fun buying new supplies ;-0

Catskill Quilter said...

Love your flower! I have just started making them too -- and my stitches show where I join the hexies together! I cannot see your stitches....any tricks?

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful flower for your garden. I love sewing hexie flowers - it's addicting!

Stray Stitches said...

Your flower is beautiful! You have found the best use for Kaffe Fasset prints yet!
I bought a BobbinSaver not long ago and love having all of those threads for stitching petals together. I even just ordered the second ring just recently released with different colors.

Erica said...

Love the pink and green in your flower!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Welcome to the group! Very pretty flower! Watch out - hexies are addictive!

Karen said...

Welcome to One Flower Wednesday! Your first flower is just beautiful, such pretty fabric. You are so right about thread colour, it should be matched to the fabric for best results.

Birdie said...

Great fabric for your flower, pretty. I have one of those bobbon savers,never thought of using it for all my different colours of thread for my hexies. Sure would be better than all the spools I have getting tangled on my side table.

Caro said...

Great hexi! I'm also part of the Inchy Hexagon swap. I purchased Superior Threads bobbin ring thinking the same thing as you. My experience is that the Superior thread just doesn't hold up well to stitching hexi's together -- it literally shreds. Mettler is my first choice followed closely by
Aurafil. Just food for thought.

sewdaughter said...

What a great idea to use the bobbin buddy to have lots of threads without a birds nest in your sewing bag. Yes I admit that I am speaking from experience!