Monday, 3 August 2015

Lucky Dip

 This week i have been working on a new quilt with a bright and fresh nautical theme.......
 .............it is called LuCkY DiP just because that was the name that popped into my head when i began putting the fabrics together.................i used lots of bonnie and camille *daysail* fabrics from some sweet charm packs that i've hoarded for a while, together with plenty of other fabrics from my sewing cupboard stash..............
 ...............i cut some octagon shapes and joined them together with little red squares............

 ...............there are some nice text printed fabrics in the daysail collection, and i have also added in some lovely postage patterned *ava* by windham fabrics which makes me think of seaside postcards :)............
 ................i am really enjoying sewing this new quilt and will be taking it with me to the seaside next week along with my (almost finished) crochet summer throw................
 ...............we are going to the sunny isle of angelsey as usual at this time of year, as mister p always sails in the menai straits regatta...........we have the family to stay and meet up with lots of friends too so it is a good time each year.................
 ..............as i will be taking a little blog break next week i thought it would be nice to offer my lovely blog readers a little summer GiVeAwAy..........it is a sort of lucky dip mystery giveaway.........
 ...............i am planning to bring you a present back from my holiday at the seaside.........of course, i don't know what it will be yet ;)............but i will be thinking of you dear readers while i am away and choosing things for a lucky dip surprise package..............just leave me a comment on this post if you would like to enter the lucky dip giveaway and i will announce the winner when i get back.........you don't have to be a follower, and anyone can enter from anywhere in the world (but please make sure you include an email address if you don't have a blog, so i can let you know if you win).............the giveaway will close on sunday august 16................
 ..................below is a little picture of where we will be going..............the little card shows a painting  called *beaumaris beach*  by the wonderfully talented janet bell whose gallery is in beaumaris and i am so looking forward to visiting there too, just as i do every year........... i always find something lovely there...............
..............thank you for your visits and sweet comments, it is such a pleasure to hear from you, dear readers............wishing you a happy august with lots of sunny days and crafty inspirations.........good luck in the lucky dip :)...................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooooxxxxxxxx

99 comments:

Patty Marker said...

So pretty. I am cutting into my Day Sail tonight. It is kind of bittersweet because it's so pretty just folded up! Enjoy your holiday.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

I think this hexie quilt will be one of my faves - love the Daysail fabric, I made a throw quilt from this for my sailing nephew and his family. Have a lovely holiday this week, dear Helen, hope you find more treasures like the little card of beaumaris beach.

Mary

Susan said...

Oh, I love this quilt, Helen. Such a fetching design, and I've always loved the Daysail collection. The red squares really make it pop. I'm always pleased to see EPP on your blog because I'm a real fan. Have a wonderful holiday. :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love your new quilt Helen, just the thing to sew while at the seaside!
Wishing you a lovely family seasidey week, have fun!!
V x

Judith said...

How wonderful to have such a nice "get-away"! Please enter me in the Lucky dip give-away. You octagons are awesome. Great idea for the red squares. I'm going to give it a try. Hope you think imitation is the nicest form of flattery. I love your creations. Have fun on your trip.

moonstruckcreations said...

Love those nautical colours Helen!

I haven't been to the seaside yet this year, the nearest I have got is flying over the Channel and the Med!!

Please may I be added into your lucky dip? Sounds fun! I always used to pester my darling mum to let me have a go at the lucky dip at the local fete!

Helenxx

Kim said...

What a lovely quilt Helen, I adore the colors! Have a wonderful vacation ~ Enjoy all the beach has to offer!

Jennifer said...

Those colors are so bold and cheerful. What a gorgeous quilt this will be. I hope you have a good time at the beach!

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Helen
I would love to be included in the giveaway. I hope you have a lovely time away - and enjoy your creative projects too.
Best wishes
Ellie

Kate said...

Helen, I like the fabrics in your 'lucky dip'. Have a wonderful vacation by the sea!

Art and Sand said...

I always love your choices of colors and fabrics.

Pat said...

Hope you have the best time on vacation! Looking forward to your post when you return. I always enjoy all that you create... peks1001(at)yahoo(com)

Ali said...

Love the colour combination! so fresh and cheery - love it. I dont know if I would be able to enter the giveaway as we'd be away when it is drawn. Hope you have a fab holiday and the sun shines for you x

Jane Hirst said...

Hi, I would love to be part of the brilliant giveaway you are doing. Your makes are so beautiful.
Luv Jane xx

Jane Hirst said...

Hi, I would love to be part of the brilliant giveaway you are doing. Your makes are so beautiful.
Luv Jane xx

Jane Hirst said...

Hi, I would love to be part of the brilliant giveaway you are doing. Your makes are so beautiful.
Luv Jane xx

Chris said...

I love the fabrics of your new quilt- they just shout out summer at the seaside! Have a great holiday!

ALISON said...

A quilt for all occassions...you come up with some really cute ideas....enjoy your little holiay....alison

Rhona said...

What beautiful fabrics (as always!!!), the colours just scream summer. Hope you have a wonderful time at the seaside. Good luck to mister p in the regatta!

Janet said...

The quilt looks lovely. A very happy holiday quilt. I hope you have a great time with your family and friends, and that the Sun shines on your holiday.

Kerry said...

The colors of your quilt are quite beautiful .... they shout Summer for sure :-)
Wishing you a wonderful holiday at the seaside, and good luck to your hubby :-)
Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.
kerry_james@verizon.net

Jane said...

Such lovely seaside colours Helen. Enjoy your family holiday and I hope your Hb enjoys his sailing. What a fun lucky dip giveaway thanks for putting my name in the hat xx

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

As usual, your blog post inspires me! I so want to try my hand at a hexi quilt or at least a wall hanging. I love those colors of your quilt and the darling fabrics... I never thought much about aqua for a color to use, but now that I follow your blog, it has become my new fave. Would love to be entered in your contest and see what little goodie you come up with on your vacation.... the place you are going looks wonderful. I am fortunate to be able to go to our Oregon coast this coming weekend and am SO looking forward to the sea air and wind and misty mornings.

Maureenbcritchley@gmail.com said...

Love reading your blog each week.
Particularly look forward to your quilting ideas.
maureenbcritchley@gmail.com

Gorgeousethan said...

Have a lovely holiday Helen. Here's hoping for sunshine all the way :) Thank you for the chance to win a mystery prize. margaretho@hotmail.co.uk

Patchwork and Play said...

Enjoy your much deserved break Helen! It all sounds wonderful! I love the idea of a mysterious 'lucky dip' giveaway!

Julie Gibbins said...

Wow, love these fabrics and would love a chance to win your holiday gift. Really enjoy all your clever crafting. : )

Simone said...

Lovely fabrics in your lucky dip quilt Helen. I hope you have a wonderful holiday doing things you want to do. X

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh you lucky girl to get to see your husband racing on a sailboat! I do hope you snap a photo to share with us. As a sailor, this thrills me no end! We leave for our camping trip in a bit over a week where we'll be sailing on our little Sunfish sailboats. I love your nautical fabrics and the quilt you're making! Now that my studio is all organized I might follow your lead and try my hand at quilting! BTW - I mentioned you in my blog post today. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

margaret said...

Enjoy your holiday. I haven't been to Beaumaris for some time, but I remember having some fun with my boys on the mini golf in the shadow of the castle. Hope the weather brightens up for you!

flowers on my table said...

I love the idea that you are taking your little maritime quilt with you to Beaumaris. It is really gorgeous, and would be lovely for a boys room. Have a wonderful time Helen, with much love Linda xx

linny said...

Hope you have a wonderful holiday. The daysail range is so pretty,great for nautical style quilts. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

My Little Home and Garden said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday, Helen. I remember the charming print from when you went last year. There must be such pleasure in having an annual tradition of visiting a favourite place.

Karen

TJ&SL said...

I love the Daysail fabrics and the quilt you are making with them! I am making a quilt with Daysail now also! Have a wonderful vacation and enjoy the seaside!

Gracie Saylor said...

Yesterday afternoon I got home from a week of tenting at the beach, Helen, and am just now enjoying your last post and this one. It is always delightful to see what creative projects you are working on, and I am so fond of Sweet Peas I always especially appreciate seeing yours :) Have a wonderful time at the beach and visiting Janet Bell whose work I also like so much I have one of her seaside print cards displayed on my desk right now. Bon Voyage xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your lovely blog, always inspiring and very pretty.
Kate

SuperMomNoCape said...

This looks like it's going to be a really sweet quilt! I love that you're adding squares to the hexies. Have fun on your vacation!

Cindy said...

I love that quilt! Every time I look at your blog I see things I want to make:) Have fun on your vacation!

Baa. xxx said...

ooooooh! Love the aqua and red - they always look so good together. Have a wonderful holiday.

Helle said...

Love the colour combination, the are beautiful. Have a nice holiday by the seaside :-)

Helle said...

Love the colour combination, the are beautiful. Have a nice holiday by the seaside :-)

Ingrid Orens said...

I hope you have a lovely holiday !!
Your new quilt is really pretty. I particularly like the colours, a bit more vivid and less "pastel" than you normally use, I love it !
Good idea, a mysterious giveaway :-) ! Everybody likes surprises !

KC'sCourt! said...

Your quilt is gorgeous
Please may I join in the lucky dip?
Julie xxxxx

Hazel said...

Love the quilt! I'd love to join your giveaway! Sounds like fun. X

joanold said...

That's a lovely colour combination for your quilt. Have a great time in Anglesey and hope the weather is kind for you.

Amy at love made my home said...

I love the name for your quilt! Hope that you have a great time away! xx

Patricia Lester said...

Your blog always lifts up my spirits - enjoy the break and come back refreshed and full of ideas.
Patricia Lester [paddylester60@gmail.com]

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Hope you have a fabulous time on your trip away! Love your beautiful new quilt and can't wait to see it finished!! :) x

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen, aqua und rot ist eine tolle Farbkombination. Wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

T2mcgreer@gmail.com said...

Helen, I look forward to your blog each week. You have a way with colors that I wish I had! Have fun at the seaside. I live in Missouri in the middle of the USA with no seaside in sight !!! Terri

aprilsatelier.com said...

The quilt is adorable! Love the fresh fabrics, so perfect for summer.

Would love to be entered in the giveaway! That's just a nice idea, thank you. Have a lovely trip!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hello sweet Helen, I sure hope you have a lovely holiday with family and friends, always the best combination for a wonderful time. Love the "Lucky Dip" quilt in the making and love the chance to be a lucky dip winner : )
Take care and have a glorious memorable holiday, xoRobin

Sophie's mom said...

Have a wonderful holiday at the beach Helen. Love the new quilt, those fabrics are to die for...you do such beautiful work.
Enjoy your blog immensely.
Pat

Frances said...

Helen, hoping you all will have a splendid holiday. You've got a lovely quilting project to take along to the beach...those little red squares really do tie the entire collection of varied octagons patterns together so well. A great design choice.

I also admire Janet Bell's work and hope to eventually visit her gallery. How well she captures very beautiful locations in her paintings.

Lucky Dip is a very clever name. xo

karmen said...

Hola Helen , sus trabajos estan llenos de belleza y inspiran armonía . Deseo que disfrute mucho de sus vacaciones junto a todos sus amigos y familiares y muchas gracias por ofrecernos la oportunidad de participar en su sorteo. Gracias y feliz verano.

Karmen.

Kay said...

I think this has to be my favourite quilt so far this year, I love Bonnie and Camille fabric and red mixed with aqua is my go to choice for fabric. I can't wait to see it when it is finished. I love EPP but haven't tried octagons yet. Have a lovely holiday. x

Pati from London said...

What a pretty selection of fabrics, Helen. Have a fantastic holiday! Thanks for the giveaway! Pati x

Jilly said...

Have a wonderful holiday Helen. Love the fabrics and the colours, so pretty. Good luck to mister p in the regatta!
Jilly x

ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΗ ΣΔΡΟΛΙΑ said...

Have a great time, Helen...enjoy yourself while on holiday and take great pics, as always...
Antigone (antigonesdrolia@gmail.com)

Amy DeCesare said...

Such a pretty quilt and wonderful post as always... Fresh as a sea breeze! Enjoy you vacation!

Katy M said...

How exciting! I hope you have a lovely holiday :) x

Alchamillamolly said...

Hello there Helen I was in Beaumaris a couple of weeks ago and in Janet Bells gallery which was lovely.
Have a lovely break on the island.

Ania said...

Hello! I'm your new reader. The new quilt looks great! Have a good holiday time! I'd like to enter your givaway.

Claire Carter said...

You are so lucky going to Janet Bell's gallery, I love all of her work.
Please enter me in your giveaway, I love surprises! X
Claire@HomeSweetHome2015.blogspot.com

Patricia McCollum said...

Hi Helen~~ I am a follower and am always excited to see what you have in store for me in your posts. I also love your book, don't have the new one yet. You are a wonderful and talented artist!! Love you bunches!!

Kimberley said...

have a wonderful relaxing break away. Oh for summer instead of our sideways rain day after day this winter!

Gillian Calvert said...

Hello Helen,love your quilt. I am new to patchwork but just completed a cot quilt for our new grandchild due November.I am so pleased with the result that I have started Thomas the Tank Engine for 2yr old Edward and a sailing themed one for 6yr old William! I guess I am hooked.Enjoy your holiday xGillian

Linda said...

Always love the colours and fabrics you choose to use in your sewing and crochet projects. Please count me into the. Giveaway. I love surprises! ashworth.linda1@gmail.com

Spinthrift said...

I hope that you have a lovely holiday. I would also like to enter the lucky dip and am crossing my fingers!

Claireabelle said...

Hi Helen, as always your blog cheers me up, a seaside quilt, how lovely, I love the daysail fabrics, will now have to go & have a peek! Hope you have a lovely holiday, with lots of sunshine, and fish & chips! love Claire x

Pat's Patch said...

Fabulous nautical fabrics and colours - love the post mark. Have a lovely seaside break. Love Pat x

Karen said...

I adore the Daysail fabric and have it set aside for...something? Just wanting to say I love what you are doing with it and the postage goes lovely with the Daysail! Enjoy your sail away!

Jo said...

I have been cutting eight pointed diamond shapes this week, don't know what it will be yet, we'll see. Happy shopping and happy holidays, I have always wanted to got there. Jo x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! I'm sure you are having an amazing vacation! How sweet of you to remember us and treat someone. Have FUN! Sweet hugs, Diane

cristina said...

Hope you have very good holiday, Helen! I hope you enjoy the company of family and friends! your new summer quilt is great ... I love the fabric with messages, and the beautiful marine style ... I love everything! a big hug!

20 North Ora said...

Helen - love the piece you are working on. Darling! Hope you have a great little getaway! Thanks for giving a chance on the giveaway!

Judy

scrappyjacky said...

Love those fabrics.....it's going to be a gorgeous little quilt.

Ella and Nesta said...

Your new quilt is looking beautiful! Lovely colours! I would love to join your Lucky Dip giveaway.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

Jacky H said...

Hi what a lovely quilt.
I love your colour palette.
Your blog is such a sunny place to be.
Have a lovely break.

Jacky H said...

Hi what a lovely quilt you have such a good pallet.
Your blog has a lovely sunshine feel to it.
Enjoy your holiday

Cream Linen said...

Hi Helen,
I love the colours of the quilt but most of all, I love the warmth and friendliness of all your blog posts.
I wish you the most wonderful holiday!!
Greetings from the beach!
Tina xxxx

sew said...

I hope this sunny day bodes well for your lovely holiday! I was in Old Colwyn, Rhos-on-Sea and Llandudno last weekend - beautiful.
I recently bought some cards from Janet Bell - I wish I had a fraction of her talent. I love the Menai Bridge & Llandudno ones especially - they were the places of my childhood holidays.
happy hols to you and Mr P. ♥

Jooles said...

Hello sweet Helen x Goodness I love your 'Lucky dip' quilt, you have such a gorgeous knack of combining fabrics and shapes which i adore.
Wishing you a beautiful holiday!
lots of love Jooles x x x

Shirley Hunt said...

Hi I love your blog! Your quilt and the colors are so happy and pretty, Have a wonderful time at the beach! I have just started a blog and would love you to take a look and leave a comment! www.theartfullplace.blogspot.com

Tammy McDonald said...

I so enjoy reading your blog and drooling over your beautiful projects. Enjoy your time at the coast.
My email is tmac1960@att.net

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

How I love to read your posts! Daysail is my new favorite line. I am using it right now for a quilt. Lucky Dip, perfect name for your quilt. I would live to enter you giveaway. I hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends. And tell your husband, "good luck!"

Pene said...

Lovely colour combination in your hexi quilt, I'm always a sucker for anything nautical. You are so lucky going to Beaumaris it's one a my most favourite places EVER and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time! I'll be looking forward to your blog posts when you get back with lots of gorgeous photos.

Gillian said...

Everything you make is so beautiful. I'd love to win your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love your new project as I do everything you make. I have fond memories of north wales and I will be picturing you there next week as I will not have your blog to read. HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL

juliehgoddard@yahoo.co.uk

Gavin Cowan said...

Good afternoon Helen, I hope the sun shines on your holiday. Anglesey is beautiful. Your little quilts are inspiring me to want to more patchwork, they are achievable in comparison to a whole bed quilt. It is over 30 years since I have done any EPP. Looking forward to your next post. Regards Peta-Ann Cowan

Gavin Cowan said...

I forgot to leave my email: post of Gavin Cowan
gavin.petaann@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am so in love with hexies at the moment. Yours are gourgeous! Love your blog.
kristenturner87(at)yahoo(dot)com

claire said...

Have a lovely holiday - we had our honeymoon in Angelsey, so many happy memories of there too. x

Andrea Flower said...

I hope you have a great holiday and look forward to seeing what you've been up to. Lovely of you to think of us while you're away as well :)

Izzy said...

Hello, your blog is so unique your colors are amazing !! I tried to make a few of your bunnies from a pattern in a magazine. 6poniente@gmail.com is where you can write to me !! Tahnks . Isabel

Amanda said...

I love your Luck Dip quilt! Hope you have a wonderful holiday, I've never been to Angelsey but look forward to visiting one day.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

This quilt is just gorgeous. The colours and randomness is divine! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday xx

handmade by amalia said...

I simply adore the nautical colors, lovely.
Amalia
xo

Zwergenwelt said...

hello dear Helen,
I am still a little bit in summer break, but today it´s raining and I put a new post, so I run to your blog and admire the wonderful colours of the pictures, red an blue is such a summer feeling, so pretty!
The quilt you´ve done is so great, I love it! Your choice of fabrics is so so wonderful!
Have a great summer time on the sea!!with best wishes, an love, cornelia