Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another Post.

Can you believe it..... 2 posts in one week. Just wanted to share what I have been doing recently, apart from finishing a lot of my UFO's. I have been quilting the dragonfly quilt I have stipple quilted the main section and around the borders have done a sort of swirl quilting design. Over the past few months I have been making these hexagons using old doilies I have either made myself some past years ago, collected from my Mum or picked up at various Op Shops. My friend Helen and I are also sharing doilies so we will have a lovely collection.


A close up of some of my doily hexagons.



Recently I started on these Cathedral Window blocks. I have really enjoyed doing these although time consuming to prepare I really love the way they look.


18 comments:

BubzRugz said...

I have always loved your dragonfly quilt... lovely to see it being quilted.... I love those doily hexies... what a great idea...
Hugz

Sue W ♥ said...

your doily hexagons look gorgeous and yes the Cathedral windows are time consuming but I did come across where someone machine stitched them down and it looked the same

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Going well with the quilting. And the cathedral windows are looking good. I would love to see those hexagons - they look really interresting! What are you going to do with them?

Vicki ♥ said...

Love your doily hexagons and what a fab idea!! They really do look great :)

Jeanette said...

Love those hexagons. What a fabulous idea.

Melody said...

I just love your doily hexie - what a fabulous idea.

Dawn said...

oh WOW vicki sent me ove rt o have a look and these are amazing...what a wonderful way to save those gorgeous doily's of old.
Hugs Dawn x x x

Liz said...

I came via Vicki as well. Love the use of the doilies.

vernagrace said...

I came via Vicki, too. I love the hexi quilt, and the dragonfly. I have never tried the Cathedral windows yet, but hope to. Your embroidery is awesome.

Julia said...

I love your doily hexies...such a beautiful way of using old doilies instead of put away in a drwaer..
Julia ♥

Moonwishes said...

LOVE the hexagons from old doilies. Just picked some up at the thrift store for cheap to start on mine! Since taking a Craftsy class and making two blocks with hexagons, I have fallen deeply for the things that can be made with them and how lovely they can be.

thanks for the inspiration!

Moonwishes said...

I keep seeing these gorgeous hexagons made with old embroidery and wondered if you have any pointers on making them to can point me to a book or someone's instructions. Wondering if they need some kind of stabilizer, and how to do that edge around them. After taking a Craftsy class were I had to make two blocks with hexies I feel in love with them. I had always thought they would be way to hard to make, but they aren't. Even with arthritis in my hands I can baste up about 20 in an evening. Don't have enough yet to make anything, but do want any tidbits you can share on using the doilies would be much appreciated. If you have a post already, I'd appreciate a link to it. thanks!

Denise Agum said...

Amei seus hexágonos, são bastante inspiradores. Parabéns por trabalhos tão belos.

Crazypatch said...

Je fais aussi un patch avec des hexagones et j'ai même ouvert un blog commun pour avancer ce projet. ici:http://crazybroderies.canalblog.com/
Ceux là sont superbes;

Rosalyn Norris said...

Love your stuff ♥ My name is Roz also and I have an unregistered co. Rozzie's Rugs... I weave rag rugs and do quilting and sewing alterations... Nice to meet YOU ♥

Fatima Romani said...

I'm not good at embroidering but love seeing what others do!
Have a very dear friend that would be very happy trying to match your results.

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