Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Home Sweet Home

 The home sweet home quilt top is finished.......each little patch and applique shape is now stitched into place............i have some buttons to add too but will wait to sew them on until after the quilting has been done......
 ............the partly finished quilt top kept me busy in any spare moments over the last few weeks........
 ...........most of it was hand-pieced...........it was a nice project to do outdoors while chatting.......
 ........i spread it out on the bed to take a picture but will take some more when it's been quilted.....
 .............here are a few details......a little garden with birds and flowers................
                                       ...........more flowers, a beehive and an apple tree.............
.........and while we are in a quilty mood, i must tell you about this brand new magazine from the makers of mollie makes and simply crochet.............love quilting and patchwork magazine is for everyone who loves modern quilting whether you're an avid fan or someone who wants to learn.....it's available now in shops everywhere and online here............ each issue comes with a free gift to spark your creativity even more :)....... i am excited to have my patchwork and applique blocks in the fall issue...........(it will be published in the united states too in a few weeks time)...............
 ...............besides sewing and other crafty stuff this week i have been enjoying the sweetpeas and taking lots of photographs of them in all their colourful glory...........
 .........i found this blue glass in grannie's attic and love how it looks filled with flowers.....
 ................the little pink play house, matching the growing sweet peas.........and some pretty flowers filling the little green bucket in the potting shed.................
..............we are off to the seaside in a day or two, leaving behind our home sweet home for a little while.......we are looking forward to a nice break, mr p is sailing in the regatta and we'll be catching up with old friends too.....the family will join us for a few days as well..............i am packing my crochet and patchwork supplies, and lots of books to read..............thank you for visiting me here in my bit of blog land.......your visits and  sweet comments make my day :)...........sending you lots of love and wishing you happy, sunny, crafty days while i am away.............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

47 comments:

kami said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous, I love it as well as your other projects:) Enjoy your vacation:)

KC'sCourt! said...

Have a lovely holiday. Where are you going? Beautiful quilt. I'll look out for the magazine.
Julie xxxxxxxx

Annette - MyRoseValley said...

Have a lovely vacation Helen. I just received my first issue ever of Simply Crochet today and I am loving it. Reading this post makes me want to subscribe on the Patchwork magazine as well. I think I'll put it on my birthday wish list. Your patchwork quilt top is amazing!!! Enjoy the qulilting!!!
Annette

20 North Ora said...

Love, love, love your quilt! I love anything that has houses on it. Am enjoying your sweetpeas. They are such sweet flowers.

Enjoy your trip and travel safe.

Judy

Ali said...

Sooo pretty - enjoy your holiday xxx

Cindy said...

What a very pretty quilt! Have a great time on your trip!

sky-blu-pink said...

Lovely quilt and sweet peas! And thanks for the mag recommendation. Have a wonderful holiday!.

forgetmenots blue said...

Wow the finished quilt is wonderful. Stunning work. Lovely sweet peas too. Have a lovely time x

Simone said...

Have a lovely break Helen. I will miss your cheerful posts. x

My Little Home and Garden said...

You make the loveliest things, Helen. This quilt is fabulous: the words, house, trees, flowers, and colours.

I hope you have wonderful vacation by the sea!

-Karen

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

Helen, I think it is the grandest thing you've done so far! It' so precious! Can I move in? I especially love (always) your attention to detail...like the bee hive and the birds flying. Adore that purple fabric with what looks like raspberries on it! (Or am I just wanting some raspberries right now?) LOL! Have fun at the Regatta. IT sounds like such a wonderful event with friends and family! How fun! Tip one for me while you're at the sea!~
I love Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet although I only have one issue of each. I'll see if I can get the quilting one through Amazon. TTYL!

gilly said...

Love, love, love your quilt! It's so gorgeous. I ordered the new mag yesterday and can't wait for it to arrive :-)
Have a lovely holiday and hope you enjoy some great crafty time and lots of sunshine.
xx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I absolutely love your quilt, all the stitching is so beautiful! Your garden looks amazing! Have a fun vacation and enjoy all your family and friends!!

Pink Milk said...

Your quilt is looking just beautiful Helen, you are clever.

Have a super duper holiday.

Heather x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your quilt is more than a quilt Helen, it's a work of art, so much to see in it!
Snap, I've been taking photos of sweet peas this week too, it's hard not to, they're so pretty!
Have a really wonderful time at the seaside with your family!
V xxx

Jane said...

Such a beautiful quilt Helen with so many sweet details. I can't believe you stitched it all by hand...amazing. Well done on your latest publication..it must be fun to see your work in print. Enjoy your annual jaunt to the seaside, the year has flown by. Looking forward to seeing some seaside photos, Jane x

flowers on my table said...

Gosh Helen I wonder how many quilts you have made to date? This is an absolute beauty. I always love anything with houses on, and your colouring as always, is so fresh and pretty.
Aren't the sweetpea such a joy with their heavenly scent and gorgeous colours?
I love your cherry pillow in the previous post also.
Many thanks for your lovely comments, so sorry for the late response. I hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday, and that the weather stays fine for you.
Lots of love, Linda x

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Happy holiday Helen! Your quilt top is amazing!! Looking forward to seeing the new magazine and especially your cute projects :-) xoxo

Tammy Chrzan said...

Helen I can't even begin to tell you how much your site lifts my heart, It just makes me so happy to see what you create, I love your work.
I hope you have a great rest of your week,
Tammy

vintage grey said...

Helen your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all the beautiful details and sweet prints, especially the grey for the house!! ;) Wishing you a lovely and crafty week!! xo Heather

Tania said...

Hi Helen, everything you make is just so pretty - as are your sweet peas which are one of my favourite flowers. Wishing you a lovely, relaxing seaside holiday. With kindest regards, Tania

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen...you have been as busy as a bee during your summer creating this picture perfect quilt. I love the look of your sweet peas in the blue glass too, such a great contrast to the pinks! I hope your week is warm and wonderful.

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Helen, Stunning quilt!!!As always, the details you put in is what makes it so extra special!!!Love the sweet peas too!!!Have a fab day!!!
Love
AMarie

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's sooooo sweet! Just gorgeous, have a great little break! :) x

Country Maison (Eva) said...

Love the quilt top!!
It is amazing, cannot wait to see what special final touches you give it when quilting it !!

xEva

Delia Ryder said...

Loving your quilt its so pretty and beautiful and the sweetpeas compliment it so well. Have a lovely holiday, dee x

Pat said...

I have been looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous quilt, it is truly beautiful. Pat x

Primroses Attic said...

What a fab quilt. Lovely colours.
Wish I was as talented....Enjoy your break.
Rosezeeta.

scrappyjacky said...

The quilt looks gorgeous. I'm liking the look of that magazine as well....I shall look out for it.
Enjoy your break.

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Ah Helen your quilt is divine. I just love your work and if there was a person who constantly inspires me it is you Helen. Have a wonderful holiday, will miss you
Lots of love
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Helen, your quilt is amaxing! So beautiful, sweet - just adorable! I love everything in it; small details to make it a lovely picture!
That magazine looks exiting, I'll go to see more!
x Teje

thriftwood said...

So pretty! I love how the sweet peas colour co-ordinate with the rest of the photographs ...

Lovely post, as always Helen!

Love Claire xxx

Christine said...

Beautiful beautiful quilt top. Everything you make compliments each other so perfectly. I have one copy of that magazine and am looking forward to getting the fall issue.

Annerose said...

Ein ganz süßer Quilt ist das geworden, gefällt mir sehr gut und wie immer hast du tolle Stoffe und Farben gewählt.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

PamKittyMorning said...

Helen this is lovely! Will this be a pattern? So cute!


Have a lovely vacation!
xo

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Helen...Your quilt top is beautiful...I love all the little details and the pretty fabric choices. Congratulations on your feature in the new magazine too...I'm too tempted Helen and I'm off now to visit the link...
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Susan x
P.S I love the sweetpeas in the pretty blue glass!

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Have a lovely restful holiday.

Hannapat said...

Wow Helen your quilt is a masterpiece. I love all the detail on it and especially the grey house. What fabric did you use for this, Lecien? Well done for creating such a beautiful work of art, it's so much more than just a quilt!! Thanks for the tip on the magazine I'm most certainly going to try and get my mitts on it in smiths at the airport. Enjoy your holiday and I hope it's eveything you want it to be. Sending you much love xoxo

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Awesome quilt! have a lovely time at the coast Helen :)

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Your plaid looks beautiful! Well done!! Love your sweet peas.

Have a good time at the seaside! Come back safe.

Madelief x

Paulette said...

I am new to your blog and wondered if you have an available pattern for your wonderful rabbits. I love your work!

Lori ann said...

i hope you are having a brilliant time at the sea! the quilt is truly adorable, i just love it helen. congratulations on the magazine, i can't wait to find it here. love the sweet peas, and they do look so pretty in that shade of blue. lovely beautiful post dear helen!

Kirsten said...

The home-sweet-home quilt looks so beautiful! I hope one day to achieve your skill level in quilting :) Have a nice holiday!

driftwood said...

enjoy your seaside time, you can't beat time at the beach in the summer xxxx

gillyflower said...

Lovely new quilt Helen!
Must look out for that new magazine.
Hope you're having a great holiday!
Gill xx

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Helen,
I hope you will have wonderful holidays.
I love love love the sweet home quilt. The colours are so gorgeous. Nicole xxx

Frances said...

Helen, the quilt is beautifully made, and the story-telling pictures you have included in its patchworking will delight anyone who's lucky enough to see the quilt. Your hand stitching has guaranteed that this will become a treasured heirloom.

It's fun to see all the sea views and garden flowers...it's clear how your surroundings inspire you.

Congrats to the MM folks on their cleverness in including you in the premier issue of the new magazine! I will be on the lookout for that issue.

Have a grand time on your seaside break. xo