Monday, 13 October 2014

Sewing Room Roses

 I am spending a LoT of time in the sewing room at the moment working on some top secret projects........and also some not so secret ones too..............some of my regular readers may remember me showing you the churn dash blocks a while ago that i was joining together with white squares.......
 ..............the plain white squares now have a large pink wild rose applique design in them.................
 ...........this is just a little quilt so it didn't take me very long to complete the top..........now i have pinned the three layers together with curved basting pins and every now and then i add a few quilting stitches to it............very soothing and relaxing crafty work to do.............
 ...............my pretty roses from last week are still blooming beautifully and i have combined some with red berries from the autumn garden in little glass vases..............
 ...............my sewing room is rather full of things at the moment and i have selected just a few to photograph here..........there are lots of things in little groups belonging to different projects..........
 .........i have some roses on my sewing table and a flowery quilt hanging on the wall behind it......
.............this little pincushion was made quite a while ago and it is one of my favourites.......i added a small stuffed strawberry to it just because............below is a new little jar of buttons that caught my eye in a haberdashery shop, along with the rose embellishments...............
 ...............and some linen thread that has many uses as it says on the packaging, but i will soon be using it to string a decorative garland together.............
 ..............new needles for all the new hand sewing and for sewing in the ends on my crochet ripple blanket......not such a fun thing to do and needing a good movie to watch to help it along..................
 ..............plenty of red and white gingham ribbon which i love endlessly............and a white painted bell ready for some festive crafting.......................
 .................below is the colourful kona cotton which i showed recently and which i have now cut into and sewn with..........i love these narrow ribbons too with the running stitch effect...................
 ............the autumn days are closing in here, it is grey and cold some days, we have put the heating on and lit the fire......the lawn is soaking wet and little molly the puppy comes in looking bedraggled after her garden exploring...........she soon fluffs up again though :)..............
..............thank you for visiting me here, dear readers, and for those who leave such sweet comments a special thank you........i know life is very busy for everyone,  so thank you for taking the time............wishing you all a wonderful week wherever you may be with happy times and plenty of crafty inspirations...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

53 comments:

Jooles said...

I Love love love your pretty new quilt Helen ..... its just beautiful x
Its wonderful to have some sneaky peeks into your lovely sewing room too, thank you.
Stay cosy
Love Jooles x x x

Chrysalis said...

Hi Helen - thanks for cheering up a very gloomy morning here in the UK, with your lovely, bright post. Have a great day xx

my4lilgirls said...

What an absolutely gorgeous quilt Helen, the flowers in the white squares are perfect, I really love it. I'm just about to start a few here, they'll be quick & simple though as I have 5 days to get them done...I'm inspired now :)
Karen xxx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Such a sweet treat to visit you always Helen! Love the churn dash quilt with the roses! 🌺 Just a perfect addition to the already lovely quilt! Love your new button jar and embellishments, also that pincushion is a definite keeper🍓. Oh I can picture Molly all wet and straggly and then all puffy white🐶, just like my Jack!
I hope you have a great sewing week in your studio. Happy day, xoRobin

Susan said...

I love what you did with your dotted church dash blocks. The flowers add a cute touch. I was very pleased to see that you had English Paper Pieced your churn dash blocks. I thought I was the only one to use this method for blocks normally machine pieced. :)

KC'sCourt! said...

The quilt looks so pretty.
Julie xxx

Rhona said...

Your quilt is looking gorgeous, Helen! Love the gingham ribbon and bells...I've been using these too and they are so cheerful and festive. Hope you get a good movie to watch to finish your crochet blanket.

Ingrid Orens said...

That little quilt is sooo pretty !!
And such pretty photos - the perfect way to cheer up your blogreaders' day !!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Helen, I have to thank you. It must take you hours to put together your post. I want you to know how grateful we are. I love to come and visit and today is no different.
Love your quilt . You even have the stripes for the sashing straight. Pink and pink roses are also my favorite things do I loved today's pictures. Have a wonderful week. I look forward to your next post.

Thimbleanna said...

Your little churn dash quilt is just as sweet as can be! Your choice in fabric is always so beautiful and happy -- and perfect with the roses!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

the little quilt is lovely!!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Ali said...

Love this!!! So pretty as always xxx

Art and Sand said...

1. Oh my, your quilt is simply beautiful!

2. Your little vignettes are wonderful.

3. I didn't know about curved pins so I will have to find some.

4. Your HOME banner is finished so I need your address to send it across the pond.

5. I thought of you when I saw a picture on Instagram. Check out the picture at the link below

http://instagram.com/p/uDxiXTSQ3Y/?modal=true

Annerose said...

Das sieht ja alles wieder sehr schön aus. Die Rosen sind noch wunderbar schade dass der Sommer vorbei ist. Bei uns ist es richtig schöner Herbst, viel bunte Blätter und die ganze Zeit war auch die Sonne noch gut warm.
Ich wünsche dir noch viel Spaß in deinem Nähzimmer und freue mich schon auf weitere schöne Sachen.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Christine Barnsley said...

Dear Helen I just love reading your blog posts they are always so colourful and inspiring!! They make me want to run to my sewing room and start on a new project!! Love your churn dash and flowers quilt and in fact all the projects!! Your garden roses are lovely too!! :) xx

nerospost said...

Hi Helen! That flowery quilt looks beautiful and so sweet! I can imagine your sewing room full of sweet Fabrics, cute ribbons, buttons and lots of lovely projects going on! Happy to see you have a moment to enjoy roses and little decorations! x Teje

Lucie said...

Bonjour Helen. Beautiful roses and pink colors. Bravo for your quilt!

Jennifer said...

Gosh, Helen. Your new quilt is really stunning. I just love those pinky-coral and aqua colors together. The roses are a perfect touch, very cheerful and organic. They must inspire you very much while you work.

marmarel said...

Your quilts are lovely and pretty pics to look at!
I bought the same bells last year. They are waiting for some christmas-project.
Greetings from Marijke

gillyflower said...

The new quilt is lovely, as are all the other pretty things you have made here - it is so good to see some pink and rosy summery colours on such a grey day!
Gill xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Your world is so colorful and creative.. I'd just love to visit your studio and see all the wonderful bits and bobs you have to inspire you. Each time you post, it's like we get to have tea and watch you create. Love it!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Simone said...

'I added a small stuffed strawberry to it....just because'. This is my favourite quote of the day Helen! Have a lovely week. You certainly have put a smile on the beginning of mine. x

Madelief said...

You are working on some lovely projects Helen! A wonderful to you too!

Madelief x

Jane said...

Your sewing room is a hive of activity at the moment Helen, I can't wait to see what you have made. Your new quilt is so cheerful, really needed on such a stinky day as today. The rain has been endless. Keep snug xx

Little Susie Home Maker said...

You are right! Lots of inspiration here! It is so fun to peek into the inspiration of others! Thank you for opening up yours for us to enjoy!
Blessings
Susie

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen I love your new quilt.....so pretty! As is everything in your sewing room!! That little strawberry is so sweet.
Hope you and Molly have a lovely week!
V x

Alison Machin said...

Dear Helen your quilt is just so lovely and what a pretty sewing room to work in. You have such gorgeous projects on the go-I am excited to see what the secret ones will be. What a lovely pincushion too-you use such uplifting colours!
Best wishes
Alison xx

Lorrie said...

Your posy/churn dash quilt is so charming and cheery. There's lots of pretty inspiration in your sewing studio.

Cindy said...

We seem to be working on the same quilt pattern again! (Remember the star quilts?) I am doing a churn dash also. I like your addition of the applique flower. Have a great week with your wonderful work! (I'm jealous - I wish I could craft all day!)

Carolyn said...

Helen, you make my days with your bright fabric and lovely projects. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing!

Samantha Roberts said...

It's been a pleasure visiting you today. Thank you for sharing your pictures of your lovely bits and bobs. Take care, Sam x

Jille said...

Cheerful colours on a dull day! Just what was needed x

michelle smith said...

I just love your work Helen ,and wish I had your ideas ,where do your ideascome from ? x michelle

thriftwood said...

Your pretty pictures and beautiful colours have certainly cheered up a grey October morning, Helen! Thank you xxx

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

WOW - I love your quilt, dear Helen!
And all your pictures are soooooo adorable!
Hugs
Deborah

Ingrid K. said...

Dear Helen,

Thanks for sharing such lovely images - it instantly brightens a grey day!!! Loving all these roses, such a pretty pink shade!
Have a great week!
Ingrid xx
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Il gufetto e il gelsomino said...

Ciao, piacere di conoscerti!! Ho visto il tuo libro e i tuoi meravigliosi lavori, così ho cercato il tuo blog e mi sono iscritta per seguirlo!!! Se vorrai farmi visita, nel mio piccolo nuovo blog, ti aspetto con molto piacere!!!

cristina said...

It is a joy to see roses in October! the quilt is brightly and I looove green leaf! Strawberry is also a delight to the pincushion! I love your little corner work and smell of roses! you have a nice day, Helen!

scrappyjacky said...

Your quilt looks so very pretty.

Amy at love made my home said...

So many lovely things Helen! You really are a crafting wonder. That linen thread intrigued me, the uses that are described, carpet repairs and shoe buckles! Because you are always looking to repair shoe buckles I am sure! Just made me laugh. xx

Yvonne W said...

Hello Helen. I have just found your blog ( via Alison Machin's) and I just love the colours you have used in the quilt. I will certainly drop in again in future.

Gillian said...

Your roses are still looking well and all your lovely things that you've made. I got some of that ribbon with the running stitch - in green and red - for Christmas crafty things.

Viola said...

What a beautiful workroom you have! And I love all this haberdashery, I always have to buy it even if I don't know when I will use it. HAve a good week, Viola

vintage grey said...

I just love your beautiful roses! The colors are so pretty! And, you quilt!! Simply beautiful Helen!! I always just love the fabrics you use! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

vintage grey said...

I just love your beautiful roses! The colors are so pretty! And, you quilt!! Simply beautiful Helen!! I always just love the fabrics you use! Have a wonderful week

Heldasland said...

Right, that's it Helen .I'm moving in hehe, Helen. your makes are so delightful. Have a lovely weekend.

Bee Lady said...

I love all of your colorful quilts and flowers and pincushions and such. Just gorgeous. I imagine you are always inspired in your craft room. Can't wait to see what else you've been working on.

Cindy Bee

Crafty in the Med said...

Gorgeous vibrant colours Helen!!! I knew something was missing just lately and now I know ....popping in here to get a colour and beautiful makes fix.

It'll do for now but I'll have to pop back in again another time LOL!

keep well

Amanda xx

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

I love your pictures of your individual items. Your quilt turned out lovely with the "wild" roses interspersed.
I think we need some little Miss Molly pictures. It reminds me of a song back in the day.."Good Golly Miss Molly"! LOL!
I can't wait to cozy up to firelight and candle light with some good handwork on my lap.
As always you are such an inspiration.

Things and Thoughts said...

How lovely and precious stuff you have Helen and you make the prettiest things with it!I love the bag and the autumn shades. Everything is a joy and a beauty my friend!
Happy week!
Olympia

forgetmenots blue said...

Your crochet crush is working well for you! the colours you've used are so bright and cheery I really like the wristlets x

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E' sempre piacevole vedere e leggere i tuoi post. Danno gioia e allegria. Complimenti. Grazie e ciao.

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi Helen can you tell me where you got the little pink roses from are they felt?

You always cheer me up with your posts
Catherine