Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Merry Wishes Quilt

 Since my last post it has been real quilt weather here....with icy cold winds blowing every day....so lucky that i finished my merry wishes quilt in time for the wintry weather and festive season i think....
.....it was just a quick and easy little quilt, made of simple squares of fabrics in mostly reds and greens, using up lots of my stash that had been around for a while and needed to make room for new fabrics.....
 .......i added labels here and there with xmas themes and cheery wishes....and then i remembered a baby quilt i made a few years ago that i added a pocket to, with a little stuffed teddy in it.....so i decided that the merry wishes quilt should have a pocket on the back too.......
 ....with a little stuffed heart in it, scented with delicious winter pot pourri, and with a little festive message stamped on the selvedge ribbon at the top.....i love making little fiddly things like this, especially when i should be doing something else really......
 ....i'm hoping that this quilt will be part of many merry memories this christmas and in the future .....
....a few more red and green things from this week.....a present for a friend who has a birthday next week and some delicious red currant jelly she made for us, my new red and green jingle bell wreath which jingled merrily in the back of the car all the way home when we bought it last week.....and bright and christmassy  flowers my lovely daughter and son in law gave me at the weekend....
It is still very cold here at the moment, and still very windy....lots of woolly layers are needed and i have begun knitting a new woolly scarf which i hope to show you soon.....hope you are keeping cosy (or pleasantly warm if you are over on the other side of the world).....

Thank you for visiting me and for the lovely comments.....tomorrow is the closing day for my giveaway and we will do the draw ready for me to reveal the winner next time......i hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week...back soon xxxxxxxxxx

43 comments:

Wendy said...

Another beautiful quilt, another reason to make me wish I was more handy with a sewing machine!

Annie said...

I love this minty green, red and pink combo ... delicious. The snuggliest of snuggly things!

Happy in red said...

I love it. Well done!
Esther.

do you mind if i knit said...

I love the combination of the colours red and green, they set each other off so beautifully, so of course I love your quilt Helen, and especially the wonderful pocket, what a lovely touch. I'm starting to welcome the idea of Christmas, the shops here haven't made the mistake of starting Christmas merchandising in August! Ooohhhh that pot of jam looks delicious! Vanessa xxx

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen.. oh, who is the lucky recipient of this wonderful cozy holiday quilt? I love all your other holiday things too. Someone gave me a jingle bell door hanger so I've been hearing bells when hubby goes in and out of the door and it's fun!
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faith76 said...

The christmas quilt is so so lovely - liking the stamp details.

Leah x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful quilt Helen and very festive. I know what you mean about doing little fiddly things, so much better than ironing though, isn't it! :)
It's looking more like quilt weather over the next few days, we've been 'promised' 80 mph winds and then more snow on Friday. :(
Looks like you finished it just on time!
Vivienne x

Cindy said...

Darling quilt! I love that color combo, different, but very pretty.

A tale from toadstool house said...

I LOVE the quilt too,Helen,love your red and green bits too.xxxxx

Cozy Little House said...

I absolutely cannot come to this blog without breaking out in a huge smile! Your pretties are just so adorable!
Brenda

happy little cottage said...

It's all that a Christmas quilt should be!!! Especially that cute pocket on the back!!

delia hornbook said...

What a gorgeous quilt i adore your use of fabrics its so very pretty. What a sweet idea with the heart to, that will bring someone some wonderful memories of years to come. Keep warm it is freezing here and those winds really do cut right through you. dee x

Людмила said...

Excellent, beautiful and festive! You have the most beautiful blog!

Kendra Quilts said...

Will you post a picture of your Christmas quilt? Thank you.

bellaboo said...

Absolutely yummy quilt...such a lovely combination of fabrics.Wish I had a bit of your talent for sewing! It's hard to get up early on these cold mornings and take Bella out..much rather stay in my warm and cosy bed! Wrap up well and enjoy the weekend. 0)

Jooles said...

Hello Helen :o)
what beautiful photos...just love all the colours.
Wow your quilt is just beautiful, i have never made a quilt but last weekend i bought a jelly roll so i am hoping i will be able to have a go.If it turns out a millionth as pretty as yours i will be over the moon.
love jooles x

Sandra said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics you've used and the labels here and there - stunning!

S x

driftwood said...

oh it's gorgeous, and the heart and pocket are inspired xxx love it xxx

chrissie said...

What a beautiful quilt. I think that I may start a Christmas quilt soon and then next year we can all snuggle up under it.
All of your blog entries give me lots of ideas- I just need more hours in a day! x

Jane said...

A gorgeous quilt Helen and those colours are just so cheerful. You have been busy making so many lovely things...enjoy your countdown to Christmas,
Jane x

Apple Blossom Barn said...

You have made such a beautiful quilt, I am learning to quilt at the moment and there are so many tricky patterns, but I just love the simple squares it more my cup of tea!

xxxx
Denise

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

Oh Helen i just love the quilt, such pretty festive fabrics, real sweet :D
Karen x

Teje said...

Hi Helen! That is so adorable and sweet quilt! Absolutely lovely for the Christmas season!
xxx Teje

My Little Home and Garden said...

Helen,
I must, must, must start some little sewing projects in the new year. I know I've said that before (to myself, at least) because your work is always so inspiring and smile-producing!
-Karen

Rhona said...

What a wonderful quilt...I love the colour combinations. The little added 'extras' are so adorable too.

Bee happy said...

I love the quilt, the colours and patterns are great, I just adore the little pocket and the christmas labels on it, you are so clever :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Mia said...

What a beautiful quilt, Helen! Lovely colors and all those prints...Just perfect for this festive season to keep you snug and cozy!

Have a wonderful weekend soon!

Yours,
Mia

The Patchwork Heart said...

Gorgeous as ever! I am loving the labels you have added what a nice touch :)
Heather x

Kerri said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love it...x

harmony and rosie said...

Beautiful Helen, so cheery and festive.
Keep warm, it's blowing a gale outside now!
Kate x

Jenny said...

Helen that's such a beautiful quilt, I love the festive colouring, but that it's also got pretty florals in it too so it could be used after Christmas too! I still want to make a quilt but not got around to it yet - maybe next year... Hope you're staying warm and cosy too, so cold and miserable and windy, yuck! Have a great weekend xxx

Simone said...

You have been so busy!!! The fabrics in the Merry Wishes quilt are beautiful - I think you could use it all year round and not save it just for Christmas!x

paintdropskeepfalling said...

You're right about the weather and I am under a quilt right now! Love yours as always. x

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..even your quilt reminds me of peppermint candy! I know winter will be sweet now being able to snuggle up cosily and shut out the cold winds and sly drafts. Have a lovely week.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how I adore your Christmas quilt. I love the colors that you chose! It is so sweet!! :o)
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

cathleen said...

Helen, what an absolutely exquisite little quilt. such cheerful colors. Hope you have a very cozy weekend.

Julia said...

That's a beautiful quilt Helen, I really like your colour and pattern choices, and the attention to detail - that little pocket is fantastic not to mention all the little messages!
Like your jingle bell wreath too, just lovely!

Julia x x x

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your merry and bright quilt with the little heart tucked in the pocket!!

Barbara said...

Dear Helen,
I love the fabrics in your Christmas quilt so much ... it's been quite difficult down here finding many Christmas fabrics for the bibs which I really like?
thank you for inspiring us all! (have just started a small quilt, crazy I know!)
love Barbara x

koralee said...

So loving these colours and fabric in your darling quilt...love visiting you! I always go away HAPPY! Hugs for a wonderful weekend. xoxox

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen...It's definitely quilt weather today....sooo chilly...I love your pretty quilt and all the little details that make it so special as always...and how lovely for you to receive those beautiful flowers...
Wishing you a lovely weekend...the fire is on here tonight and I am busy making felt decorations!
Susan x

Country Rabbit said...

my sophia is with her dad today, been a tough day emotionally but just seeing the beauty of your blog and that wonderful fabric and hand made quilt cheers me up from ear to ear xxxx love it, muchly xxxx ;0)

flowers on my table said...

Oh Helen, I am so loving that quilt, there is something so very comforting about red and green. I love the idea of the little pocket with smelly stuff in! Gorgeous! Your jingly wreath is very cute too! Enjoy your weekend, and keep warm, love Linda xx