Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Is a Hexie Flower a Sign of Spring?

There are no signs of spring here in Cape Breton except the quilty kind. I pulled out my scrap box and decided to make my own signs of spring - some little hexie flowers. I can't lay out my projects on the deck to take a picture because of the snow, so instead, I carefully opened the patio door so the snow wouldn't fall inside and leaned over to lay a few hexies on the snow bank for a picture.


Needless to say, much of the deck was in the shade!



The hexies looked so lonely so I scoured the house and found a batch of hexies already made...



so I pinned those to the snow bank too!



I have no idea how to use them. I may use them as alternating blocks in a 9-patch cuddle quilt. Today it is very cold but the sun is out so I think I'll continue making more signs of spring! 

Speaking of spring, Darlene at A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop in Digby, Nova Scotia is hosting her first ever quilt retreat on May 15 and 16 and yours truly is signed up and ready to go. Find out more about it by calling Darlene at the phone number listed below or by emailing her at 14dadeon at gmail dot com. 




It's a great day for quilting!

24 comments:

  1. Awww! Your hexie flowers look so pretty on the snow. Hope you get thawed out soon. Everything is starting to bloom here in North Carolina. Have a super day!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those poor little flowers are going to get cold in that snowbank. They look so pretty. I do hope spring makes an appearance soon.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your hexie flowers are beautiful! Thank goodness our snow has melted now. It's so nice to see the grass again, even if it is brown! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello Lesley! I spent my coffee time this morning catching up with what you've been up to this winter. Congratulations on some very wonderful finishes. I may have to make that mini alphabet quilt, what a perfect baby quilt. Your Votes for Women quilt is amazing and reminds me why I've vowed to no longer make king size quilts, but really, you had no choice, how could you not make every block! I hope spring comes your way soon, we've had a few days of spring but winter keeps returning. I'm glad you're well and sewing away.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good thing it was not a typical windy day photo session or those flowers would be blooming in the next neighborhood. They are sweet and a good distraction to the weather.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Shall I mail you my scraps of Metropolitan Fair for your lovely flowers?? Have a great day.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those little hexie flowers are fabulous - I just love, love, love them! Glad to hear that you're signed up for the retreat ... my hubby is such an enabler that I don't really *need* to go to retreat to be able to spend most of my day quilting/sewing, but there's just something so wonderful about spending the day stitching away with fellow quilters, isn't there? I'm going to one this weekend - and I can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hope springs eternal for spring to arrive to those of us in the northern climes. Think the snow will be gone by the time the retreat happens?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Maybe those warm and cozy flowers will start to melt the snow. I like your idea of alternating them with 9-patch blocks.
    The retreat sounds like great fun!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Little hexie flowers popping out of the snow bank . . . it Must be Spring!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love how you took advantage of the light to photograph your hexies! Darlene's retreat sounds great. I'm sure you will have lots and lots of fun.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Stinking cute!

    Oh…and how I could use a retreat! A bit too far though….wonder if Kaaren is going…you’d meet?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lesley - Your hexie flowers are very cheerful looking - I think using them as alternate blocks with a 9-patch would be perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love those hexie photos!!! I hope the warm springlike thoughts you are having eventuate in warm springlike weather....

    ReplyDelete
  15. How funny. Your hexies make perfect flower substitutes. I've been going out to check for growth and am seeing the crocus and daffodils coming up, at last.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looks like the hexies are the only sign of Spring you've had.....:)) They are cute enough, but wishing you the real thing.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very pretty hexie flowers! We still have snow here too, though we are getting some sunshine!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love you creative post!! Still so much snow you poor thing! Hexi are a good springy distraction for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  19. It does sometimes seem like Winter is going on forever. I like the idea of making your own Spring flowers. maybe Mother Nature will take note!
    The retreat looks delightful!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love your east coast adaptation to getting some Spring flowers blooming! Your hexies are lovely. Hope you get some real blossoms blooming soon.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Well that is a great way to show signs of spring , the hexies are lovely , love those fabrics you used . Lucky you to be going to the retreat , sure would love to go but not in the cards right now, i know you will have loads of fun :-)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would say it was spring..... Wonderful hexies

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love the photos of the snowflowers!! LOL
    Sure would love to join you at the retreat... you will have a blast!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful photos! blessings, marlene

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting me. I enjoy writing about my quilting projects and am so glad that you enjoy reading about them. I will certainly reply if you leave a comment. Thanks again!