the hexagons are done

When I was pregnant with Elodie (so we’re going back almost 2 years now), I decided to start a grandmothers flower garden quilt. I needed a total of 25 hexagon flowers. It seemed like a huge job that was going to take me forever.

the hexagons are done
But I’ve kept a pink tub in my sewing room and every now and then I’d pull out the pink tub and do some hexagons. I almost couldn’t believe it when I counted them all up and realised I’d finished. It seemed like I was going to be making hexagon flowers forever. And ever. And then some more.
up close
But here they are. 16 large flowers and 9 small. They will be appliqued onto squares of white fabric, the squares will be joined together and then I can get quilting.
one of my favourites
I’m hoping to get it finished and put it on a spare bed before we sell the house so I can make a pretty guest room out of what is now my craft/junk room. It’s looking like a bad episode of hoarders at the moment but everyday I’m in there and clearing out and packing up. And that feels good.


  1. Awesome! I love the colours. Still plugging away at mine. Oh and congratulations 😉 Very exciting news xox

  2. Stunning Corrie.
    Can’t wait to get started on mine. I’ve decided that is my next project. But I think all yours are done by hand! Is there a machine way? Hmmmmm….. lovely. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. And wow, a new home… very exciting!

  3. It is going to be a lovely fresh quilt. Don’t envy you moving but this quilt on the spare bed will at least make the room in this house look inviting!

  4. My hand sewn and quilted Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt was 7 years in the making!!! But they do look so nice when fiished and spread over a bed

  5. They look beautiful, did you machine or handstitch them?

  6. What beautiful hexi flowers!! They will look gorgeous and fresh on a white background!!!

  7. What sizes are the hexes? Have fun house hunting, I am sure you will find something perfect!

  8. Gorgeous hexies. They will look stunning on white.

  9. Ah, nothing better than all of a sudden realising your finished when you were thinking you had miles to go. They will look great all made up.

  10. These are gorgeous! I always love your colour palets!

  11. I can’t wait to see the finished quit! Looks gorgeous as always :-)

  12. love the hexagons, such great colour combinations.
    how are you going to bear to leave your beautiful kitchen behind in a move?

  13. Hello Corrie, Your hexagon flowers are very pretty and will look lovely on white.
    I am going to get Donna Hay’s Simple Dinners book and try the recipes, thanks for that.
    Congratulations on your baby news.

  14. Ahh another beautiful quilt in the works!

  15. they look beautiful. i love hexxies so much, but they are a major time commitment!

  16. Your moving after redoing the kitchen ? I don’t think I could leave that beautiful kitchen.
    Oh and congrats to you and your fam regarding the new baby on the way.

  17. You are on a roll! This may just be the year of quilts….and a new house…..and a new baby….!!! Love these hexies!

  18. PS what are you looking for house-wise? Do you think you’ll be able to find a space for a sewing room?

  19. They look lovely! Speaking of lovely, I can’t believe you’re going to give up your fab new kitchen!

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