Before going to the Northern Territory I designed a Granny's Garden quilt and decided to get a start while travelling. I packed my self a little sewing kit and included the squares and the hexagon templates. It is surprising how many petals you can make while sitting in a car for 8 hours with no distractions. Before leaving I had cut 265 squares thinking it was a lot, little did I know!!!
Enough to make 36 flowers, only 64 more go or 448 petals lol.
In my last post I mentioned I had visited Dragonfly Fabrics while in Darwin.
They have a large selection of fabrics and specialise in indigenous prints. My sister fell in love with their range of batiks and bought up big. My purchases were a little more modest as we still had our trip home. I did buy some more fabrics for the Granny's Garden and after unpacking them I realised there is a rose theme going on. If you ever get to Darwin give them a visit so much to see and so many fabrics to choose from. The lady behind the counter was lovely and could not have been more helpful.
I did buy two other fabrics just to add some variety
We visited Spotlight and were so disappointed we came away empty handed.
Doing the hexie flowers has been relaxing,Hubby is an avid sports fan and I do the petals while he is watching the TV. I sew the flowers together the following day while having a cuppa with a friend. Lovely Mary comes to visit every day for an hour and it is surprising how much you can do in an hour while we sit and chat.
I thought I would share this photo. I have had this cactus for several years and at last it has flowered for the first time.