Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Strawberry Stitching

 Lots of strawberries today..............both real and stitched ones to enjoy............they are one of my favourite fruits for both eating and designing.............this little strawberry quilt was a real pleasure to make...........
 ..........it has cross stitched strawberries on some of the white squares, stitched using waste canvas which is very easy to do.............and on some of the other squares i have appliqued circles cut from some of my favourite strawberry print fabrics............
                                       ............had to put the bunny in this picture :)................
 ..............the strawberry quilt fits the little ikea bed, and i made a little pillow from aqua polka dot fabric with a cross stitched strawberry in the corner.................
 .............another bunny to model the little quilt for me...............this is little strawberry, of course........
 .................she is back on the dresser again now that strawberry season is here once more.....
 ....................the little  strawberry quilt is my project in the latest issue of crafts beautiful......here are some pretty pages from the magazine..........and you can visit the website here..................

                                ...............little fabric strawberries i made last year.............
 .............and some delicious real ones to eat today :)................in the picture below you can also see a sneak peek of my new applique quilt.....the progress has been rather held up waiting for some fabric to arrive but now it's here so i hope to be speeding on with it...................
 ...............some of you who are long time readers of my blog may remember the strawberry hearts quilt that i made many moons ago..................i love this quilt, it's still one of my most favourite ones.....and i decided a week or two ago that it should be the next one to have a quilt label made specially for it..................
 .................i designed the chart and have begun stitching it in between lots of work projects and lots of crochet evenings..............i'll show you the finished label soon..................
..................a posy fresh picked from the garden today............ three different kinds of rose (gorgeous scents), feverfew, sweet william and a sprig of nepeta...............we have a lot of strawberry jam jars here as we eat a lot of strawberry jam, on bagels, toast and scones............ it's lucky the jars are so collectable.................
..............now i'm going to water the flower pots, the beans and the sweet peas, then i'm going to do some crochet.............thank you for visiting my bit of blogland and for your sweet comments and emails..................wishing you a sunny week with lots of strawberries (if you like them) and plenty of
happy crafty times too.................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxx 

50 comments:

thriftwood said...

I don't know where to begin ... May I just say "I love it all"?

Love Claire xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love strawberries! :) Little Strawberry Bunny is very cute and she looks very cosy under the strawberry quilt!
Your quilts are always so beautiful Helen, I would so love to make a quilt, maybe one day.
Enjoy your strawberries!
V xxx

forgetmenots blue said...

Hi Helen.
Wow just lovely! I bought a strawberry print dress today! I'm loving the strawberry at the moment shouts summer. Your little ikea bed with bunny and quilt is so beautiful x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Such abundance of yummy and sweet stitched strawberries. I could eat them all up. I remember that quilt and it certainly deserves a special label! Your flowers are so beautiful, your gardens are flourishing. I'm sure the aromas are lovely too. Our strawberries are just coming in, can't wait. Enjoy the weekend, xoRobin
Thank you for your kind words : )

Betty said...

I agree they are all so pretty and I just adore the fabric.

KC'sCourt! said...

Another pretty post. Strawberries are my favourite. Strawberry Bunny is very sweet and looks cute under the strawberry quilt. I am going to have to seek out your books to makes the bunny and cover as I have a little granddaughter who would absolutely love them.
JUlie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

cristina said...

Your bunnies make me jealous, Helen!! I love the quilts you make for them! How lucky they are to have you near! The little bed is a good excuse to do these things so beautiful, right? I love!
Kisses!

20 North Ora said...

Love the little quilt. I just got one of the Ikea dollbeds for Laynee and am getting ready to make her bedding when I return from vacation!

I love everything you do!

Judy

Mary Clark said...

Beautiful strawberry quilt and pillow! Strawberries have just gone out of season here, for which I am sad, but we enjoyed lots of them while they were still in season. I believe I'm going to start on the log cabin pillow cover next from Pretty Patchwork Gifts, I am enjoying my other pillow so much, it looks lovely sitting in my mother's antique rocker.

Mary

Frances said...

Helen, I've arrived at this post while having a delicious salade compose supper, and have really enjoyed seeing what you've created with the strawberry inspiration.

My next supper course will be...strawberries and cream.

It was so funny to see how that bunny got into the strawberry photo...and just about stole the show.

Aren't those jam jars useful? xo

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Helen I adore your work, if only I could be half as good as you are. What wonderful projects, we have one of those little beds and I would love to have a try at making one......one day hopefully.
Thank you for an fabulous post as always Helen, have a great week
Lots of love
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxx

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Helen! All of your strawberries are so cute! I may turn into a strawberry if I eat any more :-) xoxo

by Teresa said...

Pretty pretty pretty quilt and cross-stitch and everything! Congrats for having your work in that magazine.. how cool! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Cozy Little House said...

Such a joy visiting you!
Brenda

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Helen,Good enough to eat!!!!Your quilt that is!!!Just LOVE it!!!!Well done having your work in a lovely magazine!!!Great stuff!!
Love
AMarie

Chrissie said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate strawberry season! My daughter just sewed a little strawberry softie for a teacher - I'm going to encourage her to try your little blanket with me! Chrissie x

Simone said...

A lovely strawberry post! The aqua blue pillow looks lovely accented with the cross stitched strawberry. As usual, a post that delivers on all levels - a delight to open! x

Ali said...

Always sooo pretty xxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

I love strawberries, too! We used to have most sweet strawberries in the garden but unfortunately not anymore. I enjoy your beautiful and sweet strawberry crafts! Have a lovely day! I'm also on my way to water ... x Teje

serendipity said...

What a gorgeous little quilt. xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

A lovely strawberry post - I've just written about strawberries myself! The little strawberry quilt is so sweet - and the big one looks fabulous. you are so clever! Have a good weekend! Abby x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Everything in this post is just so lovely.
M x

gilly said...

Oh wow - truly a feast for all the senses! It's all just truly lovely :-)
xx

carinascrafts said...

I wish I was this tiny bunny so I could be kept warm by this gorgeous strawberry quilt. Love it. Best wishes, Carina

Cindy said...

I love strawberries too - just finished a little strawberry pincushion. That little quilt is so cute!

PamKittyMorning said...

Its always so exciting to see a beautiful project you've made using my fabrics. Thanks!

Things and Thoughts said...

Your strawberries are perfect!I'll repeat it Helen, I really admire all that you are showing us.You are such a talented woman and your crafts are really elegant and beautiful.

Annerose said...

Das ist ja wiedermal wunderschön, die kleine Decke, aber auch die große sind klasse. Ich liebe die Sachen die du herstellst.
Ganz liebe Grüße 'Annerose

pats patch.weebly.com said...

A delicious strawberry summer post - a feast for the eyes, and the taste buds. I do love all your little bunnies and quilts. Lots of love and strawberries. Pat x

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Such an adorable little strawberry quilt!! I always love what I see here!! Have a wonderful day!!

Christine said...

What a darling quilt and pillow! I love all the pictures with the bunnies. My world has been revolving around strawberries lately. We went picking last week, made jam, and these delicious biscuits (http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/06/strawberries-and-cream-biscuits/). Today I am going to start making my Stella a new dress with strawberry fabric.

moonstruckcreations said...

So pretty and summery!

Shame the weather isn't the same today!

Helenxx

Kerri said...

Sew pretty!! I love the sweet little strawberry mini and pillow!! Those little strawberries on the plate look divine!!

Hugs,

Kerri :)

Vasilinka said...

What a delicious post! we still have strawberry season lasts :)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Good evening Helen!...Your quilt is so pretty and it's so lovely to see Little Strawberry again too...she looks so content tucked under her quilt.
Congratulations on your latest feature...the colours in this post are beautiful as always!
Still waiting for some sunshine here to go with the strawberries!
Susan x

Ulli Hartner-Okafor said...

So many beautiful colours,and a pretty quilt.And i am so glad,you visite my blog.
hugs,Ulli

jan said...

Such a sweet little quilt and pillow. I love your label design too.
xo jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

DH said...

What a delightful, wonderful, inspiring post! I love strawberries too and you have given me some great ideas! I love all of your ideas and projects.

Deborah said...

You've brought the strawberry to a whole new level of loveliness! I'm sure it's your influence that has encouraged my strawberry fabric purchases and all things strawberry.

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Helen,
what a cute little strawberry quilt. Reminds me that I still have a fabric with a strawbery print in my
cupboard. Have a great weekend. Nicolexxx

Jane said...

As you know Helen strawberries and mermaids are my 2 favourite summer images. I love your strawberry plot...I mean post today..;0) The label you are making looks very clever and how right to make a special label for a very special quilt. I also loved seeing that gorgeous bunny in her little bed....soooo cute. Happy weekend my friend, Jane x

gillyflower said...

A beautiful colourful and summery post, full of the best of summer things - strawberries and flowers and sunshine!
Love the little quilt and all the other gorgeous projects here, all so pretty - thanks for sharing Helen.
Wishing you a happy and hopefully sunny weekend.
Gill xx

Erna said...

What a lovely quilt Helen, I'm thinking more and more about trying to make one myself...Starting with a tiny one..
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs
Erna x

Martha said...

Your sewing is gorgeous and so are the strawberries on the fabrics you used. Love the cross stitched strawberries too - how cute!

koralee said...

Hi Sweet friend...I am here...finally...it has been a busy time for me lately. We are off to pick strawberries and raspberries for jam today or tomorrow. I love Summer! Your sweet little quilt is adorable....my daughter just told me she wants to start cross stiching....this makes me HAPPY! xoxo Hugs and hope your Summer is off to a wonderful star. xoxo

My Little Home and Garden said...

I have the sudden urge for a piece of strawberry shortcake after enjoying this post. Your strawberry projects are luscious, Helen!

Have a lovely week.

-Karen

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

A beautiful strawberry pink post! That little quilt is just so cute :)

talou1 said...

que de belles créations quelle jolies couleurs j'adore je m'abonne aux nws et je continue ma visite
Talou

vintage grey said...

Love your darling strawberry stitches and quilt! Too sweet!! And, your ripple blanket came out beautifully Helen!! Wishing you a wonderful and crafty week! xo Heather

bella lullo said...

Il tuo blog è pura gioia per i miei occhi incantati dalla bellezza delle tue immagini!!!
Bellalullo