May 29, 2013

My turn to Say it with Flowers and a Giveaway!

Thanks to Mme Samm, and our cheerleader Carol, we are once again in the middle of a great blog hop. There have already been so many creative flower projects shown, with plenty more still to come.

I started planning this quilt back when I was making hexagon flowers but wasn't sure what to do with them. I wanted to play around a little with a more modern, minimalist design concept. This is the result:

I am really pleased with how it turned out. I freehand drew the wavy lines with chalk, then free-motion quilted them. In between I did what I like to call 'crossed stippling.' Proper stippling, of course, is supposed to be made up of lines that are evenly spaced, and therefore cannot cross over each other. This is practically impossible to do when your thread matches your background perfectly, so there are many, many cross-overs in this quilt. 
Crossed Stippling!
 I did random circles in the center of each flower, so the petals are puffier than the rest of the quilt.
This was my first time piecing the back. Again, I tried to design something a little modern. Don't know if it qualifies or not, but I like it. I also pieced the batting and was pleasantly surprised by how easy that was, and how impossible it is to tell. I will be doing it again for sure.

And now for the giveaway. Those of you who read my blog may remember when I accidentally made three thread catchers instead of one. You can read all about that here.

Since I really only need one, and they are made of floral fabric, I set them aside to give away during this hop. I'll choose 2 lucky winners on June 5th. Just leave me a comment and make sure I can reach you if you're a winner. I will ship anywhere - and actually, I'm looking forward to maybe sending them somewhere far, far away!

Here is the rest of the schedule for the day. Happy hopping!

May 29th

94 comments:

  1. Leanne your quilt is just AWESOME! Wow...love the hexies and your quilting is sensational!

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  2. I do so love hexies! Your quilting is stunning! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your bright flower trail really pops with your wonderful quilting. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for the chance to win one of your pretty thread catchers ... :) Pat

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  4. Wow, a very nice quilt , I love the hexies !

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  5. This is a cute idea. I could use something so I don't cover the floor with thread.

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  6. Love your hexie flower quilt and the fantastic quilting! Love to have one of your thread catchers. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I love the simple lines and striking colors in your hexie quilt. It is a lovely design and the quilting is perfect.

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  8. Wonderful hexi's. Love them on your tablerunner.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  9. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tablerunner. Love it!
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  10. Thank you for sharing, this is beautiful! Great how the flowers pop up!

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  11. I absolutely love your hexie flowers! So inspiring. I am planning a more "modern" quilt right now and your hexies are making me itch to get working on it! Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

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  12. I love what you did with your hexies. All that quilting...wow! Really makes the flowers pop!

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  13. I love your quilt. It has an amazing quilting and the hexie flowers are awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  14. Thanks for participating!

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  15. Leanne, your quilting is outstanding. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely thread catcher.

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  16. I love your modern hexie quilt! I remember when hexie quilts were made one way only.....now hexies are everywhere... all bright and new. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Your project is sew creative. I love the way you have used the hexies and especially that the quilt back looks so pretty. Very nice indeed.

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  18. Wonderful quilt. You were very creative and it paid off, beautiful. I love the colors and the fact it is off to the side and the flowers, great job.

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    1. I forgot to mention you did a great job quilting it...

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  19. What a wonderful quilt your made! Your threadcatchers are really neat! Hugs form Holland ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

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  21. Oh I just love your piece....the idea of leaving those strips between the stippling is fantastic!! I would love to have one of your thread catchers.

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  22. Your modern take on the hexagon flowers is really creative and successful! And the quilting is so intricate and complements it wonderfully.

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  23. I think your minimalist design turn out wonderful ! Piecing the batting is new for me too. I started out zig zagging it then found some fusible batting tape that I really like. Great job Leanne !

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous. I love how your quilting pops everything out. Now, #1 rule in FMQing, if you do it more than once, you did it on purpose. You made no mistake, its a design feature.

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  25. Ok, Leanne...can we talk....this is lovely, I love your garden choices...inspiring

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  26. Love the quilting on your project...stunning!

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  27. love the puffy flowers. I'm still trying to get the hang of stippling lovely job on your project. Nice thread catchers too

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  28. Your quilt is just gorgeous! I love all the quilting you did on it to make those flowers just pop out and the design you created is just amazing. Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  29. Absolutely amazing quilting work!!!!

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  30. Fabulous fabulous quilting. I adore anything with a hexie or two.

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  31. Love your creations. Thanks for for the chance to win.

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  32. This is a stunning quilt. The flowers just pop out and looks so bright against the gray background. Beautiful work!

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  33. This is fantastic! Love the flowers- this quilt is simply wonderful!

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  34. I love your hexie flowers and your quilting is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win your pretty thread catcher.

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  35. What a great quilt! The back is as pretty as the front too. Please no need to include me in your giveaway as I have already made a few of those same thread catchers.

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  36. You did a beautiful job of quilting. I love the hexagon flowers. The quilt is beautiful.

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  37. That quilt is stunning in it's simplicity!! Beautiful.

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  38. I like your quilts. I have a thing for hexes, and the flowers they make. Thanks for the giveaway. Is Kansas far away enough?

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  39. The quilting is incredible, I love the look. Truly marvelous!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  40. Whewie is that incredible quilting or what! Fabulous job!

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  41. Love your hexie garden and the quilting is stunning! From California, thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win a thread catcher=just what I need to keep the cats from eating the thread!

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  42. Stunning! Absolutely love the colors and design. No wonder you are one of the chosen. I'd love to win a thread catcher. It's so pretty and practical too. Thanks for sharing & chance to win.

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  43. Just plain Gorgeous! I love your quilting in it, really shows it off.

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  44. I think you acheived the minimalist approach very well!I love your quilting. And my sewing room could definitely use a thread catcher.lol Have fun
    Jan

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  45. Lovely hexies, good flower- work done :-)

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  46. Very interesting quilting!!! Your flowers are beautiful!

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  47. Wow, your quilting just makes the flowers and the vine pop! I would say this definitely qualifies as a "modern" quilt. Well done!

    I already have a thread catcher that was made for me at a recent guild retreat so I will withdraw my name for consideration for your sweet giveaway. Those things are so handy! Maybe put a random person in twice instead?

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  48. Lindos trabalhos, lindas flores! Adorei o quilting.

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  49. I really like your flower quilt....and the quilting does make the flowers pop....I have never tried stippling.....it works well with your flowers.....Great giveaway.....

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  50. You did a marvellous job on this quilt! The quilting is really fabulous. Hmmmm, I do need a thread catcher ;)

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  51. How beautiful! I love your quilt!
    I would love to win a thread catcher, too! :)

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  52. Beautiful.... Love your fabric choices . I think it is all very modern. And I love it. Super cute thread catchers.

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  53. Gorgeous. Love your quilt and I would love to own one of your thread catchers. Thanks for sharing.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  54. That hexy quilt is just wonderful! My favorite in the hop so far!

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  55. What an amazing quilt! I love all the texture that the dense stippling provides. :)

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  56. Great quilt - and I love your crossed stippling!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  57. I love the textures in your little quilt. The cross over stippling (I like that name) really made everything pop. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Congratulations on being a top pick of the day! Love the texture on your quilt, your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Your quilt is amazing!!! Wowie! Love it!! And your Thread Catchers are Awesome! Waaaay fun too!

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  60. I love your quilt it is awesome!!!! thanks for the chance to win the super cute thread catcher!!!

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  61. Congratulations on a top spot. I love the puffy look of your flowers and the crossed stippling.

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  62. Your quilt is fantastic! Love the wavy lines and the quilting with the hexie flowers!

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  63. Beautiful quilting!! Love the thread catcher!!

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  64. Congratulations, your quilt is fantastic, so-o-o beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente
    -far far away *lol*

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  65. Your quilt looks very nice and I don't mind the crossovers at all. I love the thread catchers and have been making them myself, great little gifts. Take my name out of the drawing to give someone else a chance to enjoy one. Thanks

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  66. I love how you did the flowers all pretty and bright on the neutral background. It really makes them stand out.

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  67. I love them. Very nice and what great projects.

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  68. I love your project, what a great use of Hexies! Thanks for a change to win, the thread catchers are adorable.

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  69. Pretty, pretty flowers! I'm living in Ontario... and it may not seem very far from Newfoundland until you have to drive!! One day we will get there... I would really love to visit!

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  70. I just love your flowers! What a great use for hexies. Beautiful work!

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  71. I love the three dimensional look of your hexagon piece! Gorgeous quilting!

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  72. I signed up to be a follower, I like your art style project it does look modern, I like it.

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  73. You did a fabulous job on your project it is very creative and modern looking.

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  74. That is a fabulous quilt and for me it fits the "modern" look you were trying for. I truly loved the back and it's so wonderful that you could use it in reverse! Leaving the flowers puffy was perfect.

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  75. What a beautiful quilt! I am enjoying modern quilts more and more--must do one myself! I piece my backs--it's fun to see what you can do with them. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. This is a wonderful design both front and back. The detail is terrific. Thanks for the opportunity to be in your giveaway.

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  77. I love your quilt-now it is on my to do list. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  78. What a beautiful quilt! I love the clean look of the quilting too. And such cute thread catchers. I like that they don't have to hang off a table. Very versatile!

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  79. Is Arizona far enough? I would love to win on of those thread catchers. Your little quilt is amazing. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  80. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! I love the design and the incredible quilting.

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  81. beautiful quilt and stunning quilting!!

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  82. Your quilt is so pretty! Love it and those thread catchers too!

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  83. Your little quilt is just fabulous! quilting and all!

    I just went to classes with Judith Baker Montano and Nancy Eha and my close friend went with me. She had one of these thread catchers. I would love to win one of yours.

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  84. Leanne. That is a fabulous quilt. I think your creativity is brilliant and you have solved a mystery for me as to what to do with about 15 GFG blocks I made last summer. I have struggled to find a unique setting and I think I've found it. Of course I would give you credit! Thanks for so much inspiration this morning. And your quilting is divine!

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  85. Very nice quilt, love how the hexie flowers pop against that dark background.

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  86. Your quilt is just stunning!!! I love hexies and modern is really growing on me!!!
    Great job!

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  87. Wonderful new design. I love your quilting too.

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  88. Thanks for visiting my blog. THis is AMAZING FMQ, so detailed. Love it

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  89. Hi!!!! I love your hexi quilt!!!! Beautiful!!!! I love the back too!!!! Yes!!! Modern to me!!!! Very pretty!!!

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