Friday, 11 March 2011

Seaside Quilt

Here are some pictures of the seaside themed quilt I made for Charlie's first birthday...he is now three and a bit and how the time has flown since then...
I loved making this quilt - I sewed together large patches of red, white and blue fabrics, with a deep turquoise panel in the centre for the sea...then I had fun adding applique images of boats and bunting, a little bucket, stars and badges and flags...
...and lots of flying seabirds giving a feeling of movement across the quilt...



Earlier this week Charlie excitedly showed me his new big boy's cabin bed, complete with little ladder to climb up and underneath the bed is a play tent with red gingham curtains... and his little seaside quilt still fits his new bed. I'm working on a seaside project again today, doing a summer magazine project - it's a theme I never tire of...
Thank you for visiting me here, and for all your lovely comments on my newly painted potting shed! I will be out there again this weekend and will take my camera too. So many flowers are popping up, each day something else has unfurled. I wish you a happy weekend, full of sunny days, spring flowers and crafty times. Back soon. xxx

21 comments:

Simone said...

The quilt is so beautiful and fresh looking Helen. I am sure it will become a family heirloom. How lucky that it fits Charlie's new bed too! Have a happy weekend in the potting shed! x

clare said...

how gorgeous....love it! hugs clare@weekend crafter x x x

Anonymous said...

Oh Helen, it's beautiful! When I look at something like this, I immediately think of an heirloom, and how Charlie will have this forever, and that it will be passed down through generations. It's a wonderful thought isn't it! Love Vanessa xxx

do you mind if i knit said...

Woops, I did something wrong with my comment when I just left it, and it says anonymous left a comment, when it was me! Love Vanessa xxx

Naturally Carol said...

I love all the little strings of flags flying...I can just imagine a brisk sea breeze down at the seaside and Charlie with his bucket and spade building sandcastles while the ships sail past! What a lovely seaside quilt.

gillyflower said...

That is one cheery quilt! I love red and blue together. Charlie's a lucky little boy, and it looks perfect for his new cabin bed.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - the puffs project keeps changing so Im not sure what it will turn out to be at the moment either! They are fun to make arent they?
Hope the weather stays sunny, looking forward to seeing more pics of the shed.
Have fun with your new seaside magazine projects and have a lovely weekend Helen
Gill xx

a mermaids purse said...

oh helen i adore that blanket- wonderful...your sooo inspiring xxxx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen, that is the sweetest quilt ever. Love the colors and the theme. Looks so cute all rolling up too. How exciting to have a new big boy bed and a cabin at that. Sounds like s much fun. Hope you have a delightful weekend. xoRobin❤

Jane said...

A Big Bed is a real step uo for your little grandson, how lovely that he wants to keep his quilt. It's a beauty Helen, I too love seaside themes. Have a great weekend, lets hope we can get out into our gardens.
Jane x

Becky J said...

Truly beautiful quilt. Such a lucky little man to have such a talented Granny. I was delighted to see your rabbit in the recent Woman's Weekly craft issue (at first I thought someone had copied yours and felt quite cross for you!) and really pleased to have the pattern. Hoping to make a little Easter bunny for my two little ones. Was also amazed to see the superb offer for your book in the magazine - how can I resist?! Enjoy your potting shed this weekend. Becky x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's beautiful Helen and isn't it great that he can still use it on his new 'big' bed.
Hope you get some gardening weather this weekend, we've been forecast snow!!!
Vivienne x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Gorgeous quilt - love it! What a lucky boy. Hope you have a good weekend too - lots of flowers and buds coming through here - hurrah! x

Sarah said...

It's a beautiful quilt - one lucky chappy!
x

sylviesgarden said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous quilt!
x

by Teresa said...

Lucky lucky little boy to have such a happy bright sea and boat quilt! I'm a sailor and so this sings to me. Makes me want to run my flags up the mast and sail!

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Mia said...

What a sweet summer-y quilt! Lovely colors too, I love blues and reds together - the little guy must love his quilt!

Happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Barbara said...

Such lovely things happening on your blog, especially your pretty new banner! Love your Bunnies' little cardies with moss stitch and the Racey Helps picture ...

crafts@home said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, what a lucky lad Charlie is... it's just so right for a boy, what a lot of beautiful handsewing you have done on it!
I can't wait to see the progress on your potting shed, lets hope the weather stays as perfect as it has been this week for the weekend.
Sue xx :)

Teje said...

Dear Helen, this is so sweet quilt! I love the fresh colours, sea, boats and birds! You have designed it so beautiful! I'm sure Charlie loves his quilt!
Have a sunny sunday and a lovely week! xxx Teje

driftwood said...

sooo gorgeous. and I love the inside of your potting shed. I painted the outside of my shed last summer, it never occurred to me to paint inside, but now I so need to!

Pipany said...

Such lovely posts to catch up on Helen - quilts, wool and plants. Just perfect. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog Helen - they really do mean so much xx