Sunday, 26 October 2014

Only Sixty Four to Go

Before going to the Northern Territory I designed a Granny's Garden quilt and decided to get a start while travelling. I packed my self a little sewing kit and included the squares and the hexagon templates.  It is surprising how many petals you can make while sitting in a car for 8 hours with no distractions.  Before leaving I had cut 265 squares thinking it was a lot, little did I know!!! 

Enough to make 36 flowers, only 64 more go or 448 petals lol.

In my last post I mentioned I had visited Dragonfly Fabrics while in Darwin.   

They have a large selection of fabrics and specialise in indigenous prints. My sister fell in love with their range of batiks and bought up big.  My purchases were a little more modest as we still had our trip home.  I did buy some more fabrics for the Granny's Garden and after unpacking them I realised  there is a rose theme going on. If you ever get to Darwin give them a visit so much to see and so many fabrics to choose from.  The lady behind the counter was lovely and could not have been more helpful.


 I did buy two other fabrics just to add some variety



We visited Spotlight and were so disappointed we came away empty handed.

Doing the hexie flowers has been relaxing,Hubby is an avid sports fan and I do the petals while he is watching the TV.  I sew the flowers together the following day while having a cuppa with a friend.  Lovely Mary comes to visit every day for an hour and it is surprising how much you can do in an hour while we sit and chat.

I thought I would share this photo. I have  had this cactus for several years and at last it has flowered for the first time.             


  1. Nice hexie flowers! I like the nice soft colours you have chosen for your petals. I've tried doing hexies, but I just don't have the patience.

    Your cactus is amazing - such pretty flowers!

    1. Hi Colleen, the fabrics I have been using were given to me by my daughter in law. They are sooo pretty it is going to be hard to match them. Cheers

  2. Nice hexies. Thinking I might do a little hexie table runner. By the way, thanks for your comment on my blog. Did you know that you are a 'no-reply blogger'? That means I cannot email you back when you comment...maybe you prefer this... Not sure.

    1. Thanks for visiting. I am not sure how to change the settings so people can reply to my comments


  3. I love your fabrics! They'll look lovely in a Granny's Garden quilt!


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