One Flower Wednesday


came about when I decided my Karen's Flower Garden quilt needed some tending.  It had been neglected for far too long.  Wednesday would be the day of the week that I would make at least one flower.  And, afternoon tea seemed like the perfect time to do so.  My plan stirred up some interest and soon gardeners from all over the world were rooting through their potting sheds, preparing and planting seeds that would soon grow into beautiful flowers.

If you would like to join our little Garden Party, the only requirement is to make at least one hexagon flower every Wednesday and post your progress at least once a month. Posting on a Wednesday would be ideal and make it easier for others to follow your progress.  My garden is now complete with a total of 105 flowers.

You can make your hexagon flowers any size or colour you like and you can even piece them together any way you like, but remember, they must be traditional hexagon flowers!  Please do not substitute other forms of hexagons, such as hexagon diamonds as flowers.  I would like to keep One Flower Wednesday as it was originally intended.  I am English paper piecing mine and would also like to try hand piecing some flowers one day.  Of course, this would require me to start another flower garden! 

To become a Garden Party Member

Just place the lovely logo Valentina has designed for One Flower Wednesday on your sidebar and don't forget to use the Sign In Sheet on the weeks you are posting.

Helpful Information

121 comments:

Marieke said...

I will enjoy the flower party. I already begin!
see my site. (i am an beginner quilter...)
http://knitting-miep.blogspot.com/

Saskia said...

Hi Karen,
Like to join the Wednesday flower garden day.
Great idea, I love hexagons and the English paper piecing method. So I have to get the hexagons out of my closet, choose the fabrics, and will put it on my blog soon. Next Wednesday I will have my first flowers ready to show.

Sharmayne said...

Hi Karen,
I've managed to work out how to add the little sidebar flower garden & the link back to here!!! My very first link that has actually worked I might add! LOL I'm picking out fabric ready for my very first flower on Wednesday.
Hugs, Shamayne (Australia)

The Patch Craft said...

I would like to join your Garden Party

JustCindy said...

Karen, I would like to join your Garden Party.

Martina said...

Hi Karen what a lovely idea. I started an year ago to do some flowers by hand and now they are lying in a box since then. So this would be great to take them out and keep on stitching. So I would really like to join your group. Thanks so much!

Anita deR said...

Hello Karen, I want to make some flowers and put the picture on my weblog. Is this alright.

Sarah said...

I would love to join. I started a flower garden quilt last year that sat untouched for about 6 months. I have recently been working on it and am finally making some progress. My blog is http://createdbybluecat.blogspot.com/

rockgranny said...

After more than a year I start to make flowers again and I would love to join.
My blog is http://krpeizakrpe.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Oh my goodness Karen!!! Look at the list grow!!! I can't believe it went from a few messages back and forth about dedicating one day a week to working on them to this!!! :)Thank you so much for getting it started. Just look at the inspiration you have created! I probably would not have even started my garden yet if you had not started O.F.W.. Now I am addicted. Thanks also for the printable websites. I have been out of my papers and it sure would be easier to just print my own. I will go do that now. :) xo

Heather said...

I would like to join the Wenesday Garden Party please! I already have a bunch of hex's made for a project, but I have a total of 50 to do. This will help me stay on track! Mine are diamond-ish shaped flowers (like lilies, lady's slipper, or orchid), will this be ok? Come to my blog to see a pic under "What am I up to?". Thanks! Happen "gardening"!

Heather said...

Hi K - I think I fixed the email thing, you'll have to let me know. I'll be happy to make 'normal' flower-hexies with any number of my other paper pieces. ttfn :o)

Sandra Henderson said...

I have been visiting our new gardeners, so many now! Thank you for your group Karen!

Marcia said...

I would so like to join your party. I've already started my hexagon flowers. I'm going to work on some extras to catch up. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful blog event.

Marion said...

Hello Karen,
I would like to join your one flower wednesday-group. Last wednesday I posted the first two flowers. I also put your picture on my blog.

Lappetausa said...

I would like to join this challenge, but I'm not able to make my name on the list, don't know why it doesn't work.
Elin

Anette said...

Hi Karen, I would like to join your Garden Party :-)

Anette

Carolyn said...

I love hexagons....been making a charm quilt of 3-d hexagons over 1000 pieces so far. And I made 15 blocks years ago using 'quilt-patis' (we are talking about a dozen years ago)
I pulled them out to make a grandmother's flower garden block for my SBS and now I am back making them...would love to join in the fun with everyone! Blocks are on my blog
http://friendshipstarquilter.blogspot.com/

martine said...

Hi Karen, I love to join your garden party but I don't know how.
Maybe this message is enough.
Greetings Martine

Tina said...

Hello Karen

I will love to join the garden party :-))

Tina

lelieve said...

hi Karen, you can count me in! I think I can manage one flower per week :-)
Here's my blog address: http://web.me.com/quilt10/10_klost_ook/10_klost_ook/10_klost_ook.html

All the ebst,
Tineke

pajudie said...

Hi Karen - I would like to join your garden party. I am currently working on a "Grandmother's Flower Garden" and am using Mylar templates. I work on it while my husband is at PT and it is my "mental" therapy. My centers are all the same yellow flower print and my petals are all flowered fabric. My pathways are white and I've put 21 together so far - I was getting anxious to see how it would look - I've posted photos on my blog: www.quiltedscottie.blogspot.com. Hope I qualify to join your group -
Judie

quilt-n-mama said...

I would love to join the 1 flower weds.! I just made my 1st grandma's flower this week and fell in love. I want to make a quilt for myself or at least a wall hanging and I have the pre-cut papers and some Kansas Troubles fabric I plan to use!

Blessings,
gayly

quiltnmamaquilts. blogspot. com

Lappetausa said...

I have now made the first Garden blog post! Do you know if anybody use the sewing machine? Think it would work well, but I hand piece the Am. way.

Auntie Em said...

I love this idea! May I join the party too?

My blog address is
quiltcrossing.blogspot.com

Can't wait!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Would you add me to the list? I have a few done, and when school is out I'm hoping to get some more done. I work on them when some of my quilt friends and I get together... such an easy take-along project. See me at www.patchworkpenguin.blogspot.com

Thanks!
nancy

Marianne & Marie-José said...

Hello Karen,

I would like to join your Garden Party. My son put the picture of Valentine on my blog.
Greetings Marianne

Jeannine said...

Please include me in the garden party. Thanks. Jeannine

Bente said...

Hello Karen !
I would like to join your Garden Party.
I have started already :)

Corrie said...

hi there

yes please count me in for your garden party! I've already started and actually blogged my flowers on wednesday BEFORE I found your lovely blog party from someone else who commented on my blog!

finding them very addictive

blogged here http://retromummy.blogspot.com/2010/05/loot.html

corrie

Joke said...

Hi Karen!
Here's one more for your Garden Party. I'd love to join!
Already made some flowers as you can see on my blog.

Gerda Hartman said...

Hi, I would like to join as well. My blog is http://gerlily.com/wordpress/

Kind regards, Gerda

thelastpiece said...

Hi Karen, I'm thinking I need some motivation getting my little paper pieced flowers done... can I play too? My blog is
www.thelastpiece.net
Thanks to Valentina for the heads up :)

dianne said...

Hello Karen, I would love to join "The Flower Garden" I love doing hand work. D. Kellock.

Marlise said...

I would love to join. I will start in June. I am very excited about this. Thanks for the challenge. My friend Gayly told me about this

Karen said...

Dianne (D. Kellock), your comment came over without an e-mail address and your link comes over as Profile Not Available. Please e-mail me and tell me what your blog link is, so I can add you to the Garden Party list. Thank you!

The Memory Keeper said...

Hi Karen! I want to play! I'm starting over on my flower garden quilt and have posted the first block on my blog but am waiting for the OK from you to add your badge to my blog. Thank you! thememorykeeper@live.com
www.makingandkeepingmemories.blogspot.com

tinaquilt said...

Hi Karen,
I will take part too, I love the Flower Garden and I think it´s a great idea!
Martina from Germany

Patchwork Penguin said...

Karen,

Has a thought been given to setting up a separate blog or a yahoo list for the One Flower Wednesday Group? My thought is that way we can post our progress on the blog and ask questions on a list or blog.

Just a thought!

Heike said...

Hi Karen, I love to join the Garden Party. It's a great idea! ;)

Heike from Germany

My blog adress is: heikeswelt.blogspot.com

Marieke said...

Hi Karen. Well, I tried to resist, but failed. I would like to join the garden party! Can you count me in?

Oma said...

I would love to join. I need the motivation to produce!!

alabamajasmine.blogspot.com

merumo said...

I just found out about this lovely project and would love to join the party!

pleasentreeus.blogspot.com/

Thanx,

Mary Ann said...

Hi Karen! Is it too late to join the One Flower Wednesday project??!!
I've ALWAYS wanted to make one, but this just might be the inspiration to get me started!!!
Happy Weekend!!

Vickie said...

Hi Karen!

I want to join, too! I just started english paper piecing hexagons and I love it! Thank you for doing this.

Blog - http://vickie-letsquilt.blogspot.com

Vickie

Ceamz said...

Hi
I wanted to join and probably did it all the wrong way. Delete whatever I messed up please.
I have been doing a flower garden for about a year now. I have took it in the car on long rides and such. I may never get the thing finish but want to start a new one with the I Spy look. This will be a fun way of doing it.
Rhonda
http://www.ceamznstitchez.blogspot.com/

Raewyn said...

I would love to join the Garden Party. Is this the correct place to sign up?? Many thanks in advance!!!

Mascha said...

I would love to join the Garden Party. Thank you for doing this.

Rana said...

Oh, I want to come to the garden party! I hope this is the correct place to sign up. Thanks a million.

Birdie said...

I just have to sign up on Wednesday, because I also have a Karen's Flower Garden quilt in the works. Looking forward to seeing everyone's flowers.
http://handy-birdie.blogspot.com
Karen G

Dolly Cloth said...

Hi Karen I would love to join your garden group
is this the correct place to sign in.

Thim3 said...

Hello Karen, I would like to join the flower garden group. Is this the right place to sign up at. I am looking forward to it.

Simone said...

Couldn't resist it any longer! I also started a hexaflower project!

Crafty Robyn said...

I would like to join please.
Thankyou

Ceamz said...

My garden is growing...

http://ceamznstitchez.blogspot.com/2010/07/one-flower-wednesday.html

Lee said...

if it isn't too late, my I join your one flower Wednesday group? my garden has already started blooming!

anneke said...

Ik ben al een klein maandje bezig met de bloemen alleen doe ik het in andere vormen Hopelijk mag ik alsnog mee doen??

Groetjes Anneke Confurius

Wendy said...

Hi Karen, I would like to join the One Flower Wednesday group. Hopefully this will keep me on track for my hexi project.

dawn draper said...

Hi, Karen: I finally have a good selection of the fabric I want to use for my flower garden quilt, so I am ready to join the One Flower Wednesday group. Please add me to the list of members. And thank you for creating this group! It is so nice to share this type of quiltmaking with others who enjoy it, too.

dawn (ddraper at rogers.com)

Maricarmen said...

Can I join to your group. In my family, we love flowers. My name is Maricarmen and my blog: "palabradepatchwork.blogspot.com"

barbara said...

Hi Karen, I would love to join the garden party please. It would give me a lot of encouragement to get on with it. :-)
http://barbara-bjsblog.blogspot.com/

Diane Gunter said...

Hi Karen, I would love to join your Garden Party. What do I need to do?
I do not have a blog. Will this be a problem?
Diane

Karen said...

Hello Diane Gunter! I would love for you to join One Flower Wednesday, but you would need to set up a blog in order to post pictures of your flowers.

JellyBeansDesign said...

Can I join?

CJ said...

Oh! I'd like to join in on the fun too. I hope it's not too late.

Stray Stitches said...

I'd like to join the group. I'm waiting on my templates from Quilt Patis; hopefully they will arrive this week and then I can get started on my flower!

Ruth said...

I also would like to join your Garden Party! I've never done English Paper Piecing but printed off 400 2" hexies and 380 1" hexies...I'm ithin' to start basting and assembling.

Karen said...

I would love for you to join Ruth, but I have no way of reaching you. Your Blogger Profile is missing your e-mail address and your blog link. Please provide.

Ruth said...

I'm Sorry Karen! duh!!. I've updated my profile and I don't have a blog yet because I'm clueless on how to start one but I think I have an idea. When I get the blog going may I add your "button"?

Sandra said...

Hi everyone! My flowers are in sad shape...just "seeds" really. Any chance I can join in the fun?

Kay said...

What a fun way to keep all of us working in our gardens. I took some time off this summer to work in my real garden and am so ready now to get back to piecing with the hexxies.

Here is my most recent post about my hexxie garden. http://www.mountaintopquilting.com/blog/2010/08/27/project-hand/

Looking forward to checking in again with progress noted on the last Wed. of Sept.

toni said...

Hi, is it too late for me to join in? I love hexies. toni xxx

foekie's fashion said...

what a lovely idea. I make sometimes also flowers from hexagons. I'll try to make them and let them see on wednesday.
hexaflowergreetings from Joke

ELP said...

This sounds great, thank you sooo much for the quilt along. i am new to your blog, hope it is not to late to join the garden party.

Christina said...

I would love to join the garden party!

Jolanda said...

dear Karen
Mij garden growed up this week with 2 flower. I like to make the hexagons, the fabric of the flowers are paint by my own. An picture of them can you find wednesday on my blog.
Greetings Jolanda

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,

I'm so thrilled I found out about one flower Wednesday. I do not have a blog but wanted you to know that I found out about your site 3 weeks ago. Since then I have done 33 double flowers. I'm making a wedding quilt for my grandson. I'm also using English Paper Piecing.
SueW
Upstate NY

Karen said...

Hello SueW. I am delighted you have found our little group and can't believe you have made 33 double flowers in only 3 weeks. Please keep in touch and if you can, send a photo every now and then of your progress. I would love to see your flowers.

Wendy said...

Hello, I think this is a great idea and would like to join your One Flower Wednesday group. Hexagon flowers are addicting, yet each one can be so unique! Looking forward to sharing with all of you.

Jolanda said...

hello al of you
i have made 8 flowers this month, you can see them on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin, May I join in too? I love gardening.
Cheers Denise

Karen said...

Hi Denise. I would love for you to join in, but first I need your blog link so I can add you to the garden party list.

sunny said...

I am just planning to start making Hexies, and by joining your group, I will have the incentive to make flowers on a regular basis. Please sign me up for the Garden Party. Tomorrow is Wednesday, and I'll produce my very first flower!

Kunzfrau said...

Hi Karen,
i started my "OneFlowerWednesday" today! You can have a look for my two first flowers on my blog.
My blogadress: www.kunzfrau-kreativ.blogspot.com

Greatings Marion

Jolanda said...

Its last wednesday of the month again! The time flys. My flowers are on mij blog. not so much but i have to do another things this month.
greetings Jolanda

aubirdwoman said...

I haven't dropped out. It just seems that other things, well Christmas mainly is taking over at the moment. In the New Year I will be back hexing with a vengence lol.

Robyns Home in the Mountains said...

hi, i would love to jon your wednesday garden party.Im not sure how to join but please advise robyns_small_world@yahoo.com blog address robynshomeinthemountains.blogspot.com regards Robyn

Jolanda said...

My last flower wednesday this year is on my blog.
Greetings Jolanda

Annemieke Price-Talen said...

I LIKE TO JOIN THE WEDNESDAY FLOWERGARDEN
NEXT WEDNESDAY OF JANUARI.

MY BLOG: GRANNIESQUILTS.BLOGSPOT.COM

GR ANNEMIEKE.

Fee said...

Hi Karen,
i started my "OneFlowerWednesday" last week! A few years ago i made a lot of flowers but than there wasn't enough fabrics and i don't finish the quilt. Now I want to finish / and start again with one flower a week. Last week i sew the flowers together and now i'll made the rest.
Tomorrow, i'll make some photos so you can have a look to my flowers on my blog .
My blogadress: www.quiltfee.blogspot.com

Jolanda said...

I make a little quilt from de flowers who are ready.look at mij blog and you can see what iit is.
Greetings Jolanda

Anderson cottage said...

im inn, im just starting to make flowers, my blog is www.andersoncottage.blogspot.com


love marion anderson

suzan said...

Busy day, no flower this week, will try to catch up next week!!!

MaryAnn said...

Hi!
I would love to join One Flower Wednesday:)
I love your quilts!

Cassie said...

I also would love to join One Flower Wednesday. :) thanks! I love grandmother's garden quilt and other variations of the quilts. :)

Hennie said...

Hallo,
I started my flower garden this week, the first week of spring and I love to join "One Fower Wednesday" The first flowers are on my blog.
http://stitchaquilt.blogspot.com/

Greetings Hennie.

Lilian said...

Hi! I would love to bee in your Flower Garden. I have never made hexagon before. But I look forward to try...:)

Jolanda said...

tomorow is the last wednesday of the month march. You can see on my bog what i have made for flowers 6 pieces. I am asking where is everybody who makes flowers?
Greetings Jolanda

rosie said...

I would love to join your flower garden on Wednesdays, I am already making hexies so this is
ideal. looking forward to posting.. Rosie
http://rosieanddiggonthefarm.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

HI KAREN
IWOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE GARDEN PARTY. I WAS WAITING SO LONG I HOPE THIS SUMMER I WILL BE LUCKY IF I CAN GET THE PLACE TO JOIN YOUR GARDEN PARTY. I HOPE I WILL GET A FAVOURABLE RESPONSE,AND I ALSO HOPE YOU WILL GIVE ME RESPONSE TO MAKE ME MORE HAPPY. I REALLY APPRECIATE IF YOU LET ME JOIN YOUR GARDEN PARTY THIS SUMMER. I MADE A BEAUTIFUL BLOG OF FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN THIS SUMMER.
MANY THANKS

miss sheeba ROBINSON. BRAVRABI786@BTINTERNET.COM

JoEllen said...

I am in the process of making flowers using oriental prints--would like very much to join to keep myself motivated!

Natalie said...

Hi Karen - I'm late but hopefully I can join the party too!

Thearica said...

I just posted my official One Flower Wednesday post on my blog... Hoping some of my followers come and join too!

Sunnysandra said...

Hi, I would like to join as well. My blog is www.sunnysandra.web-log.nl
I don't know what to do next.

Kind regards, Sandra

Marianne said...

I am going to join in. too late for this week so my first post will be next wednesday. I started my flower garden last fall and need to get back to it.

Rhonda G said...

I would love to join in. I also am a little late to join in this week, but will start working on it and be able to update by next Wednesday.

Becky G said...

Well, I have been lookling at your One flower Wednesday for a long time. Recently started working on English paper pieced hexagons, and am in love. I have a jelly roll and some yardage of Fig Tree Quilts Gypsy Rose. I bought the papers (1"?) that work great with the precut jelly roll... very little waste. So now, I'm all about signing up for this... but I do not have a blog. Can I link to a flicker account? Thanks for all you do. b

Karen said...

Hi Karen, I would love to join your garden party. I'm making a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt with depression-era reproductions. I using English paper piecing to make my flowers. Hope it's okay that I put your button and link on my blog. I'll post my first flowers tomorrow.
Thanks so much,
Karen
http://pieces-and-plenty.blogspot.com/

Shaz said...

I would love to join and to share my hexagon pics on Wednesdays! I am hoping to eventually have a grandmothers flower garden to show for all my pieces!

Kim C said...

Hello Karen,
I would love to join your growing flower garden. I will post on my blog as well.
http://thisandthat-moodyblue.blogspot.com

Thank you for the inspirations! Kim

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

Hi Karen,

I read about One Flower Wednesdays on Kim C.'s blog and would love to join. :)
I already added the button on my sidebar and will post on the current week sign-in soon.
Thank you for hosting this.

Cheers!
Tanya

suzel said...

Hello be interest to your project one flower. I grab your button and place it on my blog.
http://kelschetbredele.blogspot.com
Thank you

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

Let me try again.....for some reason my last comment didn't post where I said, "I can't believe "she" is making me do this too!" (My sister can be so persuasive)....so anyway.....can I join your One Flower Wednesday group? Thanks, Ida

Terry said...

I have never made a hexie, but have been thinking about it for awhile now. Thanks for the easy tutorial. I will begin now and post next Wed. Thank you.

Sheila said...

Do you have to have a blog in order to join the Wednesday flower garden??

Karen said...

Hello Sheila, a blog is not required, but an easy way to post photos of your flowers. What did you have in mind?

Margaret Tomlinson said...

I would love to join your Wednesday flower garden challenge. I have an unfinished quilt and need some motivation. Thank you for the idea. Hope to 'speak' next Wednesday. Margaret.

Karen said...

Hello Margaret, I would love for you to join One Flower Wednesday. Please e-mail me with a link to your blog.

Grit said...

Hi,
I would love to join. I love hexagon flowers. For my hexagon quilt project I need flowers.
When this is finished, I will start a new garden project with hexagon flowers.

my blog : gritslife1.blogspot.com

Thank you.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Helen Marasco said...

Thank you I am looking forward to making all the hexagon flowers,and thank you for hosting. My blog address is http://helenspatchworkpassion.blogspot.com.au
Cheers Helen :-)))))

Quilting Momma said...

Am I too late? I love my hexies. It will take me f o r e v e r to make a quilt out of them, but patience is a virtue they say! I am not quite sure how to add the button, but I will keep trying!