Monday, 16 March 2015

Sewing a Garden

 Here we are at the start of another busy crafty week.......and this time i am showing you some sneak peeks of my latest quilty work in progress...........a flower garden inspired design..............
 ...............i have been piecing it together for a few weeks and now that the top is assembled i'm adding some flowery applique embellishments...........then it will be longarm quilted.........
 ............the fabrics are from the pam kitty garden line for lakehouse dry goods, available here.....i'm rather excited to use the fences print from the sunrise studio line too for the borders.........i do love flower gardens neatly enclosed by picket fences and i love the knot garden corners too.........


 ..............adding applique flowers after making a quilt top is a bit like working into a painting......
 ...........i have cut out plenty of little fabric flowers to play around with..........i will show you the quilt in detail when it is finished which hopefully will be soon now...........
 ............i had a lovely mother's day yesterday with all my dearies here............such a happy time with my daughters and their families and seeing my own little mum too....we had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some walks in the brief but bright sunshine...........
 .............the flowers are growing in my garden and soon i will be planting them up and weeding the beds too.....
                         ............love these bellis daisies and the bright primroses..............
 ............this week i am working on some new designs, finishing my pink scarf, enjoying my mother's day gifts and finishing off the cakes (with charlie and daisy's help tomorrow), and thinking about little rhys who has grown so much and was beaming and cooing at us yesterday............it was baby bliss for sure :)............
 ..................i am using both my crochet bags this week to keep my projects tidy.......thank you for all your kind words about my new bag in my last post............
...............and thank you for visiting me here, dear readers, and leaving me such sweet comments which i really do appreciate :)............wishing you a happy week ahead with flowers, sunshine and lots of crafty inspirations.................back soon xxxxxxxooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxx 

52 comments:

Ali said...

A great post as always xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I adore the green on your quilt Helen, so fresh and springlike!
Such beautiful flowers too.
Glad you had a lovely Mothers Day with your family.
Have a great week
Vx

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day... I had some lovely treats too! I really love your new quilt.... such pretty fabrics and a lovely Spring feel to it! :) xx

Mary Clark said...

So glad you had a nice Mother's Day with your family. I love the Pam Kitty Picnic fabric, must go have a look at Fat Quarter Shop!
Mary

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy Mother's Day dear Helen! Love the new quilt and all the spring flowers and colors! Love the title of the book in your photo "Mums are like Buttons" they hold everything together, how sweet! Aren't we all so blessed to have children, grandchildren and families. We are all so fortunate, have a sweet week, xoRobin

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear Helen, your family sounds so full of love and joy, and I know how lucky they are to have such a wonderful wife, mother and gram as you. I adore your two crochet bags and have been thinking it's time for me to make another one. Enjoy your two littlies tomorrow. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Cozy Little House said...

Gorgeous eye candy as usual! Do you turn the flower edges under to applique?
Brenda

Gracie Saylor said...

Belatedly, Happy Anniversary, Helen...and Happy Mother's Day, too!! I'm glad you had a lovely celebration of both with your loving family. Your latest projects are pretty and inspiring. I am ready to start decreasing stitches on the baby hat I am knitting on dpn. I haven't done a project on dpn in years, but am enjoying the challenge :-) Wishing you a happy week, xx

Deepi's World said...

Hi Helen...you have a lovely blog.Love your projects and pics...every thing is so pretty.I enjoy reading your post.
Deepi

20 North Ora said...

Glad you had a great Mother's Day! Your new quilt is just gorgeous! You do such beautiful work- always!

Happy Spring ( almost).

Judy

Kim said...

Your posts just make me happy, the colors are so cheery and happy! I am glad that you enjoyed Mother's Day...now I am going back to look at your pretty pictures again!

Cindy said...

Love that new quilt! The flowers are so pretty and that fence fabric is perfect for it.
I'm glad you had a good mother's day with your family. Have a great crafty week!

Cindy said...

Love that new quilt! The flowers are so pretty and that fence fabric is perfect for it.
I'm glad you had a good mother's day with your family. Have a great crafty week!

Cindy said...

Love that new quilt! The flowers are so pretty and that fence fabric is perfect for it.
I'm glad you had a good mother's day with your family. Have a great crafty week!

Baa. xxx said...

Love receiving your blog post - such pretty eye candy!

Betty said...

A lovely spring colours quilt, with all these delicous colours everything looks almost edible on your post today!

Art and Sand said...

I absolutely love visiting your blog because of the lovely colors. Your pictures make me happy!

Jane said...

What fun to have a picket fence around your flower quilt Helen...it is looking great. I'm so glad you had a lovely Mother's day surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Enjoy the cake and the garden, spring is just around the corner xx

Ingrid Orens said...

Your new quilt-in -progress is looking fantastic !
But help... As somebody who doesn't quilt, I have no clue what "longarm quilted" means...

Jooles said...

Such a beautiful beautiful quilt lovely Helen and gosh the fence fabric is so clever, Ive not seen that before.
Sounds like you had a wonderful mothers day and were treasured x
I must have missed your crochet bag ..... I LOVE IT!
Love Jooles x x x

KC'sCourt! said...

Another gorgeous post. Love the quilt, I want to make a quilt this year, I just need to get motivated and the courage to cut three metres of Liberty print!
Julie xxxxxx

Things and Thoughts said...

How patient and perfectionist you must be Helen to create those treasures!You have an eye for the colors and all your creations give a feeling of happiness and joy...
Happy day dear!
Olympia

Ana Lopes said...

Hello dear Hellen! Wonderful quilt, I love the flowers details! I also love bellis daisies they are so beautiful and delicate. Mother's Day in Portugal will be on the first sunday of May. I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day with your family.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Another beautiful and deliciously colourful post! x

Thimbleanna said...

Always, always, such pretty, happy colors. Can't wait to see your new little quilt finished. It looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day -- Yay!!!

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen, das wird sicher ein wunderschöner Quilt. Ich mag die Blumen die du darauf nähst sehr gerne. Und deine Taschen sind süß. Ganz toll.
Einen schönen Frühling wünsche ich dir und deinen Lieben
Annerose

Frances said...

Helen, it sounds like you and yours had a splendid Mother's Day. Belated best wishes to you all.

The addition of that spring green and white fencing patterned fabric to you quilt really does give a totally different sort of punctuation to the design. I think it's a lovely touch for this time of the year when we are all looking for the arrival of that tender green outdoors.

xo

Jennifer said...

Happy belated Mother's Day, Helen! It sounds like you had a nice one. I love the look of those Pam Kitty fabrics you're working with, especially the green. It looks very fresh! Hope you're having a good week.

Lee said...

Another lovely post and beautiful pics.Love that quilt soooo pretty.That book is soooo adorable.Glad you enjoyed such a lovely Mothers Day weekend.xx

Алена Боц said...

Ohh so beautiful post and pics!
Greetings
Elena

scrappyjacky said...

The quilt is looking so pretty.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen! Thank you for a beautiful and lovely moment - so much needed between all the busyness here! Hugs! x Teje

Carla said...

The flowers on the quilt look as fresh as the real ones! Beautiful

Kate said...

Your garden quilt is beautiful as are your flowers. Your blog is always a bright spot in my day - I thank you for that. How nice that you were able to spend Mother's Day surrounded by family ... especially the newest member.

handmade by amalia said...

I'm trying to think if I've ever seen a post on your blog that did not have beautiful flowers. And now a garden quilt in the making, so lovely.
Amalia
xo

Pat's Patch said...

Love your spring garden quilt pretty pink and fresh green colours. Thank you for sharing your happy mother's day. Pat x

Eight by Six said...

I love the little Bellis flowers, I almost bought some on Saturday. Now I've seen yours I will pop back and get them!

Clara (Clover&Violet) said...

Pretty quilt! Love the flower appliqués a lot. I am excited to be able to start cleaning up the flower beds and planting pretty flowers. We may get snow again soon so I will be waiting a bit longer!! Really love all the pretty colors on your blog!!

Madelief said...

Your quilt looks beautiful Helen! Love the flowery appliqués!So very cheerful and spring like.

Wishing you a sunny and creative weekend!

Madelief x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Always such lovely craftiness and pretty, fresh colors in your corner of the world. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Lowcarb team member said...

flower garden inspired design........

it looks so fresh, just love the colours.

All the best Jan

Country Maison (Eva Martin) said...

Your posts are always so positive, with lovely colours and good vibes. They cheer me up and I get into your world of calm :-) lovely works, as always!
Love, Eva

Alison Machin said...

What beautiful colours and feeling of Spring and happiness in your writing and pictures Helen. It sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day! What a sweet framed picture with such a thoughtful sentiment. Have a lovely weekend xx

My Little Home and Garden said...

What fun to be surrounded by flowers (fabric and otherwise). I'll have to go back and catch your crocheted bag post.

Karen

Simone said...

I am running out of things to say here Helen apart from the usual; beautiful,gorgeous,happy,inspiring!Ihope you are enjoying the weekend. x

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love all the things here...and the colours!!! :)

susan said...

Your projects are always so awe-inspiring, Helen. Your quilt is going to be beautiful and I love your crochet bags. I'm glad your mother's day was so special. Happy Spring!

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh how I love that quilt! So perfect with the fencing! I can't wait to see the whole thing. You definitely have me thinking spring!

Zwergenwelt said...

dear Helen, thank you so much for commenting so nice to me, it is so kind of you! Such a wonderful blanket you have crocheted, such pretty colours and so fine! I love it. Your posts are so much enjoy for me, springtime is on your blog!
have a wonderful time, best wishes, cornelia

Alison Machin said...

Happy Easter Helen. Your photos have really uplifted me as usual and such gorgeous birds! Have a lovely day,
Best wishes
Alison xx

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Glad you had a great Mother's Day! Your new quilt is just gorgeous! You do such beautiful work- always!
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