Monday, 19 August 2013

Be A Hexie Queen Blog Hop

My quilt for the Blog Hop is a variation of Grandmother's Flower Garden, hanging around in my garden!


It was a lot of fun putting a modern twist on the Hexagon Flowers.


I prepared a base of Moda Blue with borders on two sides using a piano key type setting.  I cut the border in a wave design and then placed large ric rac over the seam.  The flowers were then appliquéd
on.


To make the hexagon flowers look a little more like flowers, I trimmed off two outer corners!  The quilting is small hearts in the background and then straight lines in the borders.  I quilted feathers on the hexagons.  Hopefully this quilt will make a little girl very happy!

Now for the fun.  Below is the list of my fellow blog hop participants.  Click on the next name, and carry on hopping.



Day 1: Tuesday, August 20

Debby Kratovil Quilts   






    
  
    
   


Day 2: Wednesday, August 21
  

   




   
   
  
   
Why-Knot-Kwilt

Day 3: Thursday, August 22
   
   
   

   
   
   
   
   
Words and Stitches 

Day 4: Friday, August 23

Sew Peace to Peace
  
      
  
   
  
  
   
   
  
Moneik Quilts

Day 5: Monday, August 26
  
   
   
   

   

97 comments:

  1. What fun colors! And the rick-rack is a great touch!

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  2. Pretty. I also like the rick rack addition.

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  3. Great colours! So fresh and pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. What a great quilt! I absolutely love the colours and the pattern is beautiful! Great work!

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  5. Your quilt is adorable. I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and the little will think she is a princess with that beautiful quilt.

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  6. Great quilt - I love the colours!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Wouh, great quilt! Love the flowers and colors!
    Marita

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  8. Very sweet quilt and I like the perssonal touch to the design of the hexie for a soft flower.

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  9. Very pretty flowers. I love the border.

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  10. What a lovely quilt. So colorfull. Its a beauty

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  11. Linda. What a lovely way to display hexies. And you're so clever to round off those corners for the flowers! The piano key border is one of my favorites. A beautiful quilt that I know you (or a very special friend) will enjoy year 'round, bringing the garden inside. Thanks for sharing today.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your pretty hexie quilt.

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  13. The colours are beautiful, your quilt is beautiful. I also have begun such a quilt, but with mini-hexies and it just takes time....
    Thanks for sharing

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  14. Pretty quilt in a lovely garden. What a setting for inspiration and relaxation.

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  15. A lovely quilt with beautiful flowers; great idea to round the corners.And the ric rac detail adds a lot! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. great job on your hexie project...very pretty quilt

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  17. Beautiful quilt and the flowers just add such a special and cheery touch. Love your hexie project very much!

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  18. What a cute way to use the hexies and it makes a wonderful modern quilt.

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  19. Missy and I just returned from a tour, now coffee in hand and my oh my look what I see...lot's of hexies staring back at me... Ohhh my and look at below your other hexie..you should have this in here too..your garden one...breathtaking..

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  20. I love your garden quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Your hexie flowers make for a beautiful quilt...love it!

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  22. I love it Linda, a modern twist to an old favorite !!

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  23. Love the pattern and that blue, great photo.

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  24. Wonderful hexie flower quilt. Fantastic!

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  25. It looks wonderful Linda! Im sure some wee girlie will be very happy : )

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  26. I love your quilt. It has the feel of the grandmother's flower garden without doing thousands of hexies! Beautiful!

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  27. I love your quilt. The colors are perfect!

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  28. Neat. Hexies that are more like real flowers. It's a pretty quilt and I like your garden.

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  29. Gorgeous quilt! I love the colors you selected and the quilting is fantastic! Your garden is beautiful too! Thanks for inspiring us today!

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  30. Love your quilt and your garden.

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  31. Beautiful quilt! I love the border... and your garden looks very well tended. Can I borrow your green thumb??? :-)

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  32. So pretty and what a clever idea to trim the corners!

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  33. Your quilt would make any little girl happy - love the piano key border!

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  34. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. What a great idea with the rounded corners! A little girl is going to be the luckiest ever to receive that quilt. Great photo location too around all of those beautiful flowers. So nice to meet you on this blog hop too, Nicole @ modern handcraft

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  36. I love your quilt - that is a really neat idea to trim the corners
    xo jan

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  37. beautiful quilt and beautiful setting. Thanks for the fun.

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  38. Love your quilt and all the little extras that you put on such as Rick rack. Your setting for the quilt pictures is very appropriate and beautiful to.

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  39. Great quilt!!! So bright and cheerful:)

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  40. Its lovely - I like the way you have rounded the hexie corners.

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  41. It's so cute. Great idea of rounding the outer corners. Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent.

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  42. What a beautiful hexie quilt, love how you rounded the flowers! Thank you for sharing.

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  43. I love how your quilt is laid out...beautiful.

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  44. Quilts always make someone happy. Very nice.

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  45. How fun! And clever too to trim away those points to make a flower shape - great job!

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  46. Lovely quilt. Love the shape of the trimmed hexagons.

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  47. Love your quilt! It's a nice variation! Great looking place for a quilt photo op too!. Thanks for sharing

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  48. Wonderful modern flower garden, I like the asymmetric look.
    Thanks for sharing ☺

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  49. love your quilt I love bright colors thanks for sharing

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  50. I love the modern twist on grandmother's flower garden block. So inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

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  51. Lovely quilt, love the modern feel to it.

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  52. Such a pretty quilt! I would love it. ;)

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  53. Really unique twist, I love it! Very cheery.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  54. Such a lovely quilt. What a unique idea to round the corners. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. You quilt is beautiful, I love your color choices.

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  56. Oh, I love it! So fresh and clean and bright!

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  57. Awesome quilt (and garden).

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  58. Thanks for sharing your variation of Grandmother's Flower Garden! It was nice to see it in your garden as it was great location around all of those beautiful flowers and your pond!

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  59. It's beautiful! Blessings, marlene

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  60. I love your use of rick-rack. This is truly modern. Your quilting is awesome.

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  61. Your quilt is very pretty and so is your garden !

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  62. Very, very nice. I love piano key borders but doing it in a wave was such a creative idea. Perfect hexie flowers.

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  63. Very creative to curve the edges to look more like flowdies! The quilt is wonderful and I love all the details - the piano key border on two sides; the curved inner border edge; the wide rick rack; and as mentioned the curved hexies. Outstanding. Those who did not read down or previously see the Hexagon Shuffle quilt are really missing it. I love that quilt, too. I downloaded the pattern and then realized that I already have it; so I must adore it. Great jobs. Thanks for participating and inspiring us.

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  64. What a beautiful and creative quilt!

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  65. Great idea to make flowers from hexies!!!

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  66. Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. How beautiful! I love the blue background. It is perfect for your hexie flowers!

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  68. Oh what a cute quilt! What girl wouldn't LOVE to have that?! Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Wow...I don't know where to begin...love your take on borders...love that it is curvy...and love that you took the points off the hexies. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Love those super cute flowers!! Love that curvy border!!

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  71. I love how you cut off the two corners to make the flowers. Lovely quilt!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  72. How clever of you to round those corners a smidge! Your flowers really sing next to that gorgeous background you chose. Well done!

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  73. The quilt looks so pretty hanging like that.

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  74. Great contemporary hit on the GFG block. Love what you did with it.

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  75. The jumbo rickrack is a perfect touch for this very modern GFG quilt. The curved petals are a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. I know I stopped in and visited on your day, but don't see my comment anywhere! I love your quilt. I hope you had as much fun doing this hop as I did!!

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  77. Your quilt is beautiful!! It looks gorgeous hanging in your garden.

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  78. Love your hexagon flowers and your use of ric rac! Thanks for sharing
    with us!

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  79. Hiya Linda!!! What a darling little quilt. I love that there are only a few flowers on it. It makes them pop right off the background. Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  80. I love how simple and beautiful it is!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  81. What a pretty quilt, and what a lovely garden. They went well together.

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  82. Oh, my, such a lovely quilt! The colors are so pretty. I really like the rick rack and the piano key border. What a clever idea to trim the petals into a curve. It does make them look much more flowery. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  83. Beautiful quilt! Love your variation of the hexagon.

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  84. Beautiful! I love the simplicity of it!

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  85. I never thought about trimming of two corners. Great idea!! love your quilts. The border is so cute!! The ric rac really adds to it.

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  86. Your quilt is perfect for a little girl! Love your photo shoot!

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