Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sweet and Simple

 A while ago some of you may remember i showed you a little doll's quilt top made from some of my favourite simple life fabrics by tasha noel from riley blake..........and here is the finished little quilt, keeping winter winnie cosy.........
...........the fabrics are perfect to make children's projects like this little quilt, the small images are so appealing and a good size for cutting patchwork shapes too..........and i love the colours:)............
 .........................this tiny quilt was made specially for a lovely little girl's birthday..............
 .........it is now rolled up and tucked away ready and waiting..........i've also used some of these fabrics for a cushion using the economy block which was one of my favourites from the farmer's wife quilt book.....
 ..........i alternated the economy blocks with plain ones and placed the little girl hanging washing illustration in the centre, with some red stitching around it and an applique red heart too.............
 .............the pastel pink and blue florals from this collection are real favourites of mine.......

 ...........i love the bunting print too and have used it in two different colourways on the back as an envelope style opening, secured with various coloured buttons................
 ............i was planning to put the simple life cushion in one of the bedrooms, but am liking it in my sewing room at the moment...............the light looks quite white and chill in the pictures this week because there was a garden full of snow outside............the grandchildren and i spent some time clearing snow off the terrace where it had fallen off the roof and frozen............i had a shovel, charlie had a small garden spade and daisy had a flowery trowel............we did quite a good job and charlie enjoyed it especially.........i had planned to be potting things up in the potting shed with the children this week, not shovelling snow ;).......such a surprise.......we did some easter crafting too and made chocolate crispy cake nests....and i made a new recipe from the donna hay book that i was lucky to win in carly's recent giveaway......
 .......................this is chocolate crunch slice..............very rich, chocolatey and delicious...............
 ...........more little pastel eggs, being collected to look pretty round our easter house.........we are still planning to go ahead with the garden easter egg hunt unless it's pouring with rain.............
.............thank you for visiting me here in my bit of blogland, i love to see you and it's always lovely to hear from you too :)...........i am planning a giveaway very soon so look out for that after easter.....................wishing you all a wonderful week............ i hope the sun shines, the flowers grow, the birds sing and the spring returns quickly..................have a very happy easter ...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

58 comments:

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous creations as ever Helen, i especially love your mini me quilt, so so cute! I have been saving all my fabric scraps to make a dolls quilt with one day :-) Hope the weather gets better soon for easter egg hunts. we may end up doing ours in the house this year :-(

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a sweet little quilt, I'm sure it will keep lots of little dollies warm! :)
I love your Peter Rabbit sign! Hopefully it will be a lovely day for your Easter egg hunt, I think it is to be dry but still chilly.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter holiday.
V xxx

Little Quilter said...

Absolutely lovely ! That little quilt is oh so precious.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

What a sweet post Helen, I adore that little quilt. What a fun project and the size is perfect for me!! I think I could enjoy something that size : )
Hasn't the weather been crazy, who would imagine we would still be shoveling.......you had some little helpers how great. I wish you a Hoppy Easter and I hope you are able to have the egg hunt outside. We will be having an inside hunt, way to muddy here.
Love visiting you, xoRobin

Ladybird Diaries said...

Just lovely! The little quilt and cushions are beautiful. Chocolate crunch slice looks lovely too...
M xxx

cristina said...

Really beautiful ... all... I love the quilt! Oooohhh, Helen ... You always do beautiful and delicious ... the painted eggs are awesome ... congratulations!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen, those are the sweetest things..just lovin' the way you've cut out the scenes to enhance their sweetness too. The cushion on the white chair looks fabulous. I am smiling at the picture you paint of you and Daisy and Charlie with your various implements out on the verandah moving the snow!

Ana Lopes said...

Everything are too beautiful!Your post is a dream!
Happy Easter!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Precioso!!!
Anna

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely little quilt! Even tho' Spring is failing to arrive, your posts are always so Spring-like! We too are keeping fingers crossed for a garden egg-hunt on Sunday... X

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Very sweet Helen, such a sweet little doll quilt and the pillow is adorable, the pink and blue floral is my favorite too!! I am sure the little girl will love her quilt for her birthday!!

20 North Ora said...

What a darling little quilt. It must be for someone especially near and dear to you. It's so cute.

Hope your weather improves in time for the weekend.

Happy Easter dear friend.

Judy

Paula lalaboo said...

I always think your blog is always a breath of spring air. Always so bright and cheery.

Love the little patchwork blanket such lovely images on them. And it all works well in the cushion too.

What pretty eggs you have, your home must look so pretty with all your easter decorations. Hope you have the best time over the weekend with your celebrations.

P x

Tammy Chrzan said...

Very very beautiful. I wish I had your great talent. I think the pillow looks lovely in your sewing room as well!

by Teresa said...

Hello Helen! Another post full of eye candy, pretty light colors and love. I am tempted to try quilting now that I have a little Featherweight sewing machine! I am about to go warm it up to sew up a dress for a bunny I'm working on. Wish me luck! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

vintage grey said...

Hi Helen! Oh, I love the sweet blanket and pillow!! So adorable and I adore the hearts!! Such a cute idea!! Wishing you a Happy Easter and beautiful week! xo Heather

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little doll quilt is just adorable...all such happy colors and prints! I love dolls, too!

Alessandra said...

really love the little quilt!!!!!
Have a lovely Easter Helen,
xxxx Ale

Cindy said...

I am loving all the little doll quilts lately. Your is so lovely in that fabric. I think I'll be making one tomorrow!
We had snow here this week too. I am so ready for spring!

Swallow Barn said...

that quilt is just beautiful

Nikki x

Things and Thoughts said...

Υou are doing a great work! The results can prove it!Everything is beautiful and delightful!
Hugs

Pink Milk said...

Isn't that fabric adorable? Your quilt and cushion are, as ever, just beautiful Helen.

Have a super Easter.

Heather x

sweetpea family said...

Beautiful quilt - very tempted by the chocolate crunch it looks yummy x

KC'sCourt! said...

Another very pretty blog. Your pictures are so gorgeous, and your makes are so wonderful
Julie xxxxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen and Happy Easter! What a sweet little doll quilt and I love your new cushion! Those fabrics are so beautiful! Sunshine from Greece! x Teje

Annerose said...

Einfach wunderschön, ich mag diese Sachen von dir soooo gerne. Ich habe mir auch das neue Buch gekauft und schon ein paar Sachen genäht. Schön dass du so tolle Ideen hast.
Frohes Osterfest und liebe Grüße aus Deutschland Annerose

Christine said...

I just love the little quilt and the cushion. I am always happy to read a new post from you. I hope you have a Happy Easter!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

So much snow everywhere, ridiculous wasn't it. Although I do enjoy a nice fall of the white stuff, just not usually in March! At least it looks like we're going to get some sun, even if it does stay cold.

These really are pretty fabrics, and that's a lovely little quilt Helen, I imagine the small recipient will be over the moon with it :D

Grayseasailor said...

Your words evoked such a charming image of you shoveling snow with your grands, :) Thanks for another lovely post!
xx,
Gracie

Crafted by Carly said...

How beautiful, Helen! I love the bright colours in that sweet little quilt!
Happy Easter, dear friend!
Carly
x

Jane said...

Oh Helen that is one of my all time favourites of anything you have made. What a lucky, lucky little girl to receive your work of art. It really is just adorable. Have a very happy Easter and enjoy some time with your dear family, Jane x

Wendy said...

what a beautiful little quilt! Love the applique hearts

Lori ann said...

what an absolutley adorable surprise the little quilt will be, i just love it. congratulations on winning the giveaway, such fun. i hope you have a dry weekend helen, sending you some sunshine right now! happy easter!

Mia said...

Dear Helen,

Your quilts, smaller and bigger, are always wonderful, and that pillow is the sweetest! So beautiful!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter, happy following to that sweetest bunny-sign... :)

Yours,
Mia

julie said...

Those fabrics are so gorgeous Helen (my most favourite colours are in there) and the little quilt and cushion you have created with them are so lovely. It's nice to see a little glimpse of winter Winnie again too, she certainly looks snuggly which is a good thing considering how cold the wind is today. Hope you have a lovely Easter with a little sunshine x

Simone said...

Wonderful makes as usual Helen. I do fancy a slice of that chocolate crunch! Have a Happy Easter hunting down all those eggs in the garden! x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

I think you will make that little girl very Happy with your pretty quilt! The pillow looks lovely too.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!

Madelief x

sew said...

What lovely fabrics - that cushion was made for that chair! The little quilt looks so very sweet rolled up in waiting! I hope Peter Rabbit's direction to the egg hunt isn't affected by rain and that you all have a happy time.
xx

Paula said...

Hello sweet Helen, Oh, what darling photos! winnie is so adorable and so is her quilt, pillow and little bed. You did a beautiful job with the quilt! The lucky little girl will love it so much! The cushion is beautiful too and goes perfectly with your sweet bird hanging. I hope the snow is gone now! What sweet helpers you have! The dessert looks so yummy and your eggs are beautiful! Enjoy the Easter egg hunt... I just know the sun will be shining! Have a wonderful Easter dear friend! Much love, Paula xoxo

YarnRoundHook said...

Wonderful! The things you make are always so beautiful and inspiring. I'd love to try making a quilt one day, but wonder whether I'd have the patience, never mind the skill.
Wishing you a Happy Easter.

Maria Glazacheva said...

Joyeuses Pâques!!!

Magnifique vos cousins!! J`adore !!

Bonne semaine!!

xxx Maria xxx

Anonymous said...

Your little doll looks as is she's enjoying being tucked up in her beautiful quilt. The cushion is a lovely addition too. Happy EasPat xter Helen. Love

Poppins Creations said...

Such beautiful fabrics! I especially love the little girl hanging up the washing on the line :)
I think I might have to seek some of this out.
Hope you have a lovely easter

Hannahx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Good morning lovely Helen!....Ah, little Winter Winnie does look so cosy tucked under her new quilt..I love those pretty fabrics and your cushion looks beautiful too!
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend with your family... Fingers crossed for good weather on the egg hunt!
Happy Easter!
Susan x

Maria Glazacheva said...

Happy Easter !

Bonne semaine!!

xxx Maria xxx

koralee said...

I have missed you my friend...I am back! Thank you for posting my giveaway! You are such a dear friend....I have met so many lovely bloggers in Holland...now YOU are on my list! I so would like to come to the UK soon.
Many Easter Blessings to you my friend....xoxo

gillyflower said...

Gorgeous little quilt, so sweet! And I love the cushion too Helen, so very pretty.
Happy Easter to you!
Gill xx

Erna said...

Hello Helen, Happy Easter and once again thanks for sharing your lovely creations..
Hugs
Erna x

Barbara said...

Happy Easter, Helen ...
absolutely gorgeous little quilt and cushion!
have not had time to blog, taming my garden ...
Barbara x

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Helen, Memories in the making!!! It sounds as though you had yourself a wonderful Easter!! Love
AMarie

A tale from toadstool house said...

Dear Helen,Your stitching is always so inspiring. The quilt is so beautiful and the cushion,I love the fabric with the little girl pegging out washing.The chocolate treat looks so yummy. I hope you ve enjoyed a wonderful easter.Love julieXxxx

Karen M said...

What a lovely little quilt, excellent work!

Siobhán said...

That is such an adorable little quilt! The pillow is so cute, too. What a lucky person to be getting that quilt! :) I can't get over all the snow you all got over in the UK. We had very cold weather--and of course, ran out of heating oil early on a Saturday morning during it--but no snow. I'm glad it's finally starting to warm up just a bit!

Sinta Renee said...

I am tickled pink about your new book! Congratulations on creating such a fun book filled with sweet projects!

Sinta Renee said...

I believe that I am follower #1266! And proud of it!

Sam I Am...... said...

From your mouth to God's ear! If it's fabric you like...ditto for me!
Do you have a fan club yet? If not, I volunteer to be president! LOL!
Truly, I write down fabrics, I wonder where you got those cute little eggs with rosebuds on them...and on and on and on!
As for the weather, it's the same all over the world...it's been cold everywhere even where it's not supposed to be cold. But Spring doth cometh....eventually. I'm thinking maybe the calendar needs adjusting after all these years? But I'm no scientist...well, actually I am, computer scientist....now you know why I have absolutely no creativity! LOL! But I'm retired so I am going all out to exercise my left brain? Or is it the right? I'm still a little anal but with a couple of glasses of wine I'm good to go! Ha! Ha!

Elfcrafts said...

I love that little quilt. Quilting is so much a hobby that I really want to try, but yet again something I haven't got around to. I love reading your blog as it really inspires in to get cracking. Hugs Em x

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