AlphabetPhoto: F is for….

hexi puff flower

F is for finishing flowers. These are hexi-puffs. Knitted up and now being sewn together to make a quilt. A Bee Keeper quilt. All 208 or so of them. This time of year, I love sitting outside with sewing projects, while the children play or chat to me, after school. The light is so much easier to sew by and there is the strong scent of honeysuckle in the air. And their laughter and voices distract me from the repetitiveness.

In case you are wondering what the sewing taskΒ  looks like…..

hexi puff progress

The basket holds the puffs made into flowers, which still need to be joined to each other. The bag behind has the hexi-puffs waiting to be made into flowers. Hopefully I’ll have the finished flowers soon. Hopefully it won’t take forever.

Yes, that is a faithful hound in the background.

Joining in with the fabulous #AlphabetPhoto linky. Are you joining in?

30 thoughts on “AlphabetPhoto: F is for….

  • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 10:14 am

    πŸ˜› Really impressed with that basket-filled with hexi-puffs! I wish I had the talent to knit too. Tried once, but was a bit of a disaster. #AlphabetPhoto.

    • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Not a beginner’s project! These are darn fiddly to knit, but quick. So satisfying to finish one let alone the whole quilt. πŸ™‚

  • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 10:56 am

    That looks like a labour of love, and I am sure will be amazing when finished, you have more patience that I do!!

    • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      It’s one of those pick-up-and-do projects for odd moments. I was going to make it twice as big, but then I came to my senses!

  • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    So beautiful – I can’t imagine how spectacular the finished quilt’s going to look! I love your description of sitting and sewing outside too – sounds like bliss πŸ™‚

    • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Bliss until the children fall out or get hurt, but that is life! Most of the time it is fairly harmonious.

  • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    i understand those hexipuffs are quite addicting! can’t wait to Follow your progress on this one!!

    • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 9:46 am

      They are addictive. Had to stop. Realised that I can cope with small wool blankets. They fit in the washing machine more easily.

  • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Well done, how on earth you had the tenacity to keep going I don’t know but it is going to look brilliant when finished and so warm. I did try making them but didn’t get very far. lol

    • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Can’t wait to see it put together. If I need it bigger, I can always add more.

  • Wednesday 18 June, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    This is amazing Cheryl!!!!

    • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Thanks Hannah. πŸ™‚

  • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Wow! That’s a big project. It’s shaping up to look amazing and I can imagine that your quilt will be very cosy and snuggly for those cold winter nights that lie ahead. Lovely work and good luck finishing it. All the best, Bonny

    • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 9:49 am

      No big hurry. Won’t appreciate it until the autumn, but so looking forward to seeing it finished.

  • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Oh wow, how long did it take to get all of those ready. Looks like an amazing project

    • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 11:09 am

      About 10 months, I think, in total. Just one hexi-puff a day. Or two, if I got enthusiastic. πŸ™‚

  • Thursday 19 June, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Wow! It sounds like a big project but I’m sure it will look AMAZING when it’s finished!! Can’t wait to see the finished quilt πŸ™‚ x

    • Friday 20 June, 2014 at 11:20 am

      I hope it looks good. Never a good feeling to hold up the finished article and find you don’t like it, after all the hours of work!

  • Friday 20 June, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful picture, especially the one with your dog in the background! I’m sure this will be a lovely blanket πŸ™‚

    • Friday 20 June, 2014 at 11:36 am

      I hope so too!

  • Friday 20 June, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Your flowers look great, I bet your praying the rain stays away for a good long while, so you can finish sewing the all together. #alphabetphoto πŸ™‚

    • Sunday 22 June, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      It is a nifty project!

  • Friday 20 June, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    WOW!! What an outstanding …and HUGE project!
    Love that you can do it while the kids are playing… present out there with them but letting them get on with it πŸ˜‰
    …I have no idea what a Bee Keeper Quilt is? – Just because of the honeycomb shape?
    I see it’s going to be a very thick blanket …Enthralled!

    • Sunday 22 June, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      I am more likely to sit still if I’m sewing, rather than all the other little jobs that are forever calling out, so they really do get more of my attention. Yes, the shape of the puffs give it the name. Lots of wonderful completed quilts out there.

  • Monday 23 June, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I have seen these before but only in small amounts! They look wonderful, did you use scrap yarn or buy specifically for this project? I am not sure I would have the staying power to complete such a project……..

    • Monday 23 June, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      I started off using scrap wool and recycled, then I compromised by buying bargain bucket yarn. One of the reasons that I’m going for a half sized blanket instead of the full sized version. It was meant to be using up my yarn, not adding to it!

  • Tuesday 24 June, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Oh wow! Was blown away by the hexi-puffs then I saw the task! Goodness me that’s going to keep you very busy! The flowers are going to be fabulous when they’re done though – let’s hope you can sit outside! Lovely post thank you so much for sharing with #alphabetphoto (letter G is live just after midnight until next Tuesday)

    • Thursday 26 June, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Compared with the knitting, the sewing should not take as long. My problem is that I get distracted by other projects and the hexi puffs are left unfinished. Again.

  • Wednesday 25 June, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Oh how beautiful, it sure looks like a labour of love though! i have serious craft envy now πŸ˜€

    • Thursday 26 June, 2014 at 9:11 am

      If only I didn’t get distracted by other projects.

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