Thursday, 24 March 2011

Feeling Quilty

Here are some quilt pictures today - I have quite a few of them saved up to show you, it's hard to resist taking photos of them when they pose nicely for me. There are quilts all around us here, because not only do I love making them, I use them all the time too....
The house is filled with dappled sunlight again today - such beautiful sunny weather with blue skies and flowers blooming - it's hard to stay in and work - yesterday I took a sewing project into the garden...
I do try not to get side tracked though and actually start gardening...but sometimes you just find your self planting a few seeds, pulling a few weeds, tying a few sticks together to make the new bean canes....
These sweet creamy white narcissus grow under a tree part way down our garden, and each morning some of them are flattened to the ground, so I rescue them...maybe it's mr fox treading on them on his nightly prowl?...
Sometimes I actually do have a quilt on a bed....though more often than not they are just heaped here and there.....
This is a cross stitch cushion from my Home Sweet Home book....quilts mean home to me....
...some new hexies for the next patchwork project, made by hand so I can sew it in the garden and take it away with me...
And here are the first flowering tulips from the bulbs I planted in the autumn...yesterday I went outside with my cup of tea in the glorious spring sunshine and there they were all in bloom, all of a sudden...they are called Heart's Desire..such a perfect name! In a moment I am going to get back to work again...but first I'll just pop out and see how the garden is doing...
Thank you so much for visiting me here. I hope you are all enjoying a diamond day too...with that wonderful uplifting feeling that the first real days of spring bring to us all...back soon xxxx

28 comments:

♥coco rose♥ said...

What a beautiful sunshiny post!

Your quilts look so dreamy and lovely. I like the thought of quilts 'heaped here and there'!!!!

The sunshine has been quite glorious this week! It's so lovely to be outside in the garden with a cuppa!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day Helen!

Love Vanessa xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your quilts do make lovely photographic models, no wonder you want to take pixs of them! I love that little cushion too, so pretty. :)
The weather is glorious, isn't it just great being able to go out into the garden with a cup of tea!
Vivienne x

Naturally Carol said...

I can see why they called this tulip 'heart's desire'..from a distance every two petals together form the outline of a heart..such a pretty one too! I adore your red and white quilt on the bed..stunning..of course your others are georgeous as well.

Naturally Carol said...

PS..I have an award for you Helen..just because your blog is so sweet!

Shirley said...

The quilts are gorgeous, such lovely colours. I love Spring too with everything bursting into life, so nice after such a long, harsh winter.
kind regards,
Shirley

debbie said...

Hi Helen,

Your quilts are so pretty and it is so wonderful that they all get used! Happy you are getting some warm and sunny weather!

crafts@home said...

Your quilts are so uplifting, your house must be filled with loveliness all the time, and so homely, I love the home cushion as well, and to you have tulips already, lucky you. I'm envious of your new hexi quilt, I'm thinking about starting one soon too.
Sue Xx

Poppy said...

Hello,

you’ve got me feeling all quilty now! Everyone of them is beautiful....

Lou xxx

Simone said...

You have so many gorgeous quilts Helen. Such pretty and fresh colours too. How lovely for the tulips to surprise you with their blooms! x

Tabiboo said...

Ooohhhh - I love quilts. I've still made no progress with mine though!

take care,

Nina xxx

gillyflower said...

What lovely quilts!So many too!!
They look so pretty and springlike - love that red polka dot stool too!
All your home pictures looks so lovely and sunlit.
Its good to have aprojcet thta you can hand sew and carry around with you - the heaxgons look pretty.
Can't belive your tulips are out already!
Thanks for your lovely comment today - hope you enjoyed the sunshine too!
Gill x

moonstruckcreations said...

Love the quilts Helen, and the super cushion!

I have been sewing some hexies as well, but Im aiming for a cushion, nothing too ambitious yet!

Helenxx

Jenny said...

Hi Helen,
Ooh I can just imagine your house, with so many lovely polka dots and quilts, I would be in heaven! There is definitely something so homely and cosy about quilts, especially if you can snuggle up in them! Hope the sun continues to shine like this so we can all work in the garden, so much better than being stuck indoors all the time!
Jenny xxx

Teje said...

Dear Helen, what a lovely post! I love quilts and yours are the most beautiful! You must be very postive and happy person to make so joyful quilts!
'Feeling quilty'...I wrote that while ago but meant to say guilty (because I was sewing and not cleaning) - my sister noticed that mistake - but 'feeling quilty' suits to my sentence also, so I didn't mention it!
That's perfect to make hexies sitting in the sun! xxx Teje

Becky J said...

Helen, your quilts are beautiful.I particularly love the one on your bed, I'm quite into red and white at the moment.
I'm the same in the garden, I'll go out with a good book or some crochet and within minutes it's abandoned for a more green fingered activity!
Becky x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, I had to do a double take, I thought you post said feeling guilty and I was alarmed. Instead some lovely quilts. They are so beautiful, each one of them! I love the table cloth quilt, right now it is most Springlike and I am longing for that! Take care and have fun. xoRobin❤

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, I like my friend Robin above, loved your play on words.. feeling quilty.. cute! Thanks for sharing your sunny Spring with me as I'm in cold, rainy, drippy Oregon and I'm rather beside myself in wanting Spring.

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

sylviesgarden said...

So, so pretty. You have an amazing knack of putting lovely colours together.
x

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your quilts have made my heart sing today :o)
they are so b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

Mia said...

Your quilts are family heirlooms, Helen, but it's lovely, that they're in use! There's nothing more lovely than a lovely, made-with-love quilt around you, a cup of tea and a good book - sounds like a plan for tonight?

Happiest weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

They are such lovely quilts Helen. I am sure each you have made has a memory behind it too. This week has been so glorious hasn't it...but you have beaten me with the tulips...mine are not quite yet in flower.
Have a wonderful weekend sewing and gardening,
Jane x

harmony and rosie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I'm very taken with the shot of the red quilt on the bed with the sunlight across the bottom. And your blue yarn looks very soft and so cosy.

Have a happy weekend x

Country Girl said...

Gorgeous quilts and beautifully photographed. One day I am going to make a quilt...

LittleGem said...

Hi, I've just come across your blog and your quilts are stunning. I love the way you've photographed them, and the cushion is gorgeous too.
Will follow and pop back!
xGemma

Rubyred said...

Your quilts are beautiful Helen! So pretty, bright and cheery!Love your cushion too!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Rachel x

Crafty Mermaid said...

So bright and cheerful - I imagine you have such a welcoming home

sew said...

Everything there always looks so gorgeous - I think it would be easier if we all came to live with you!!

sew said...

PS Thinking about it, I don't mind living in the potting shed!!
Tidying my garden anyway.
Regards,
Sue.