Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One-Flower Wednesday and My Jane E-4 and H-8


Encouraging words of the day:
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. ~ Colossians 3:10, NLT


What does it mean to "put on your new nature"? It means that your conduct should match your faith. To be a Christian means more than just making good resolutions and having good intentions; it means taking the right actions. This is a straightforward step that is as simple as putting on your clothes.



 Where does the time go, for crying out loud.  I missed One Flower Wednesdaylast week and here it isOne Flower Wednesday again.  I’m ready with my flowers though. They are both for the hexie quilt lay-out I’m planning so one of them looks a little weird.  The other flower I will fit in somewhere just because I think it is so pretty (patting self of back : )


I’ve been working diligently on “My Jane.”  I found a cool blog called "Aunt Reen's Quilts."  This wonderful lady has figured out the measurement for cutting the fabric for paper-piecing.  Talk about a time saver.  Yes, I could figure it out myself but I usually just cut out a strip that looks big enough and jiggle it around, sew it on wrong, un-sew, try again, etc. so knowing what size to cut the pieces beforehand is great!  Thanks so much, Doreen, for doing all that work.  I KNOW what a big job that is.  I made 3 blocks in the time it usually takes me to make one.  Anyway, here are a couple of blocks I completed before running into "Aunt Reen's Quilts."  I made these on the road trip back to El Paso.
E-4
E-4 has crazy crooked sides so I had to hand-sew the sides. I’m always amazed when a block comes out looking so good.
H-8
H-8 was just tedious and came out just okay.

I won this beautiful giveaway prize from Lynn at "Heartstrings and Heirlooms."  The fat quarters are gorgeous in beautiful turquoise blues, my favorite color.  Another has flowers, butterflies, and dragon flies, perfect for my hexie flowers.  Also included was a cute crocheted pot holder.  Thanks so much, Lynn.


That is all.

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful flowers, Irene! I especially like the blue flower - is it made with Oriental fabrics? Congrats on your win - you will be making some cute hexies with the fun fabric. Your "My Jane" blocks continue to amaze me.

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  2. What a sweet prize to win! Your hexie flowers are so pretty.. the blue one is gorgeous, and as always, I'm loving watching your Jane collection grow! :o)

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  3. Your My Jane blocks came out beautifully. Wonderful hexies and that blue one is gorgeous - love the colors!

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  4. The yellow flowers are striking in the pretty dark blue. Great work!

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  5. Your hexies and Dear Jane blocks are wonderful. happy quilting jinnie

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  6. Missed your one flower Wednesday last week! LOVE that blue one!

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  7. I like your hexies and your blocks as always, but your words for the day seemed to be aimed at a problem I am dealing with after opening my morning mail. God has put you in my world for more reasons than quilting. Thanks.

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  8. Love the blue hexie and the other one looks exactly like a tree on the side of your house! (grin)
    I really like the my jane blocks....especially H8...you did a great job on both of them.

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  9. Both flowers are really nice, but the blue one is so very beautiful! DJ E-4 sure does look good and I must say, I am pretty impressed with H-8 also.

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  10. Lovely blooms but i love the blue one. Hugs,

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  11. I will definitely have to remember that site when I finally attempt a D.J. Quilt. Your blocks are amazing and your flowers are fabulous. Congratulations on your win. You will have fun with those.

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  12. Pretty little hexie blocks! Your Jane's look wonderful! You are so sweet to mention my blog. Wishing you continued success upon the completion of your Dear Jane quilt!

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