Monday, 2 November 2015

Big Buttons

 Buttons :) ...i just LoVe buttons and over my crafty career i have used them in many ways and added them to many stitched samplers and quilts..............this time i am showing you the big button quilt.....
 ................as a celebration of my button love i made this contemporary style applique quilt for my new book, modern vintage gifts...........and i made the applique buttons nice and big :)..................
 .............i have it on display here at the moment on my new quilt ladder, with the star quilt (also from the book)................the quilt ladder is my new favourite thing and i will be taking lots more pictures of it i can tell.......
 ..............some other views of the big button quilt now............
 ............showing the purple polka dot backing fabric and striped black and white binding............
 ...............the full quilt shot from a page in the book............
 ............and a close up of a big red applique button..............
 .............below is a little halloween bunny who is part of my autumn decorations.......she has a pretty skirt with a jack o lantern patch and matching ear linings, a stripy purple scarf and pumpkin coloured crochet jumper............the fabric piles from the big sort out are now being put back in the cupboard but there is a huge bag of not yet sorted fabrics to be dealt with....sometime.....
 .............halloween bunny perched now on the quilt ladder........
 ...............i had to include some real buttons here today.......i like taking photos of buttons so it is nice to have a reason............every now and then i buy some more and i have been given a lot too.....i use them so much in my work that i can never have too many........
 ................below is one of the button jars currently in use....i also keep buttons in small sectioned boxes, pretty tins and floral drawstring bags.................
 ...............the past week was a very busy but lovely one, with a lot of designing, crafting and happy times with family and old friends.........time has just flown by and i need to catch up here with my blog friends this week..............
................thank you for visiting me here dear readers, and for all your lovely comments..........i wish you all a wonderful week with happy crafty times as we move into november.........keep cosy........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

39 comments:

Janet said...

Fabulous quilt, the large applique buttons look great. Buttons are wonderful, so many colours and varieties. One of my earliest memories is playing with my Mum's button tin.
I hope you have a lovely crafting week.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen, the postman brought your book about half an hour ago, it is wonderful! The button quilt is one of my favourite makes, well to be honest everything is my favourite make!! :)
Your quilt ladder is a lovely idea and a great way to display your gorgeous quilts and I adore that pretty little Halloween bunny!
Have a great week,
V x

Art and Sand said...

Your big button quilt is adorable.

Maywyn Studio said...

Cute quilt with lots of possibilities.

I love big buttons. I recently found a tabard pattern on line that uses big buttons on the sides.

Jane said...

I love the big button quilt and the quilt ladder - what a great idea. Halloween Bunny is adorable too. Have a lovely week. Jane xx

Kate said...

I love your big button quilt - what a great idea!!

Christine Barnsley said...

Your button quilt is beautiful Helen! I have just received my copy of your wonderful book and I can't wait to find a quiet moment to look at all the lovely projects! Christine x

marmarel said...

I love your bunny and the button-fabric!
Greetings from Marijke

Magda lena said...

ha ha I'm playing with colorful buttons at the moment ;) I have a box full of different kind of buttons and I'm wondering what to do with them. Perhaps this autumn will be marked by a button ;)
Your big button quilt is lovely!
Have a nice week :)

Sigi G said...

I just LOVE your button quilt. Beautiful buttons too. I too like to collect a 'few' along the way!

Madelief said...

A lovely quilt Helen! The button effect is fun. Such a good idea!

Wishing you a good week!

Madelief x

Kim said...

I am a button junkie! The quilt is just darling! :)

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello my friend Helen! Oh how I love the big button quilt! What a great idea for all of us button lovers! I'm going to head over to Amazon to see if your book is ready to order. I've been checking. I like your ladder.. did you have it made special? I hope you have a wonderful week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

KC'sCourt! said...

The quilt is beautiful.
I love buttons and beads, and have jars full of them
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Helen, you book arrived, your book arrive!! Yay!! Yippee!! I love it so much! I did a blurb about your book on my blog. Thank you for always being my inspiration. xx

Jennifer said...

What an adorable quilt pattern! I love the look of the buttons, it's very cute and playful. It reminds me of a quilt that my friend had when I was growing up; it was made for her by her mother and it featured big appliqued balloons all over. I thought it was so fun. Actually, this friend sadly passed away when we were young adults and seeing your quilt gave me a very happy memory of her, so thank you for that. :)

cristina said...

Helen! I loooooove your halloween bunny!
and love purple scarf and crochet jaket! hahahaha!!! so cute!
Have a nice day, my dear helen! a big hug and kisses from Catalonia!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love the big buttons hanging. So cute.

20 North Ora said...

Love your button quilt! Darling! You always do the most beautiful quilts and items. Love your choice of colors!!

Judy

Cindy said...

I just love buttons, especially those pretty bright vintage ones. Your quilt is so cute. I want to make one for my craft room chair.

Delia West said...

The button quilt is lovely such a fresh and fun idea to :-) Love your bunny to she is so sweet. I think everyone love's buttons especially vintage buttons for me nothing like tipping them out of a tin and rummaging through them :-)I think everyone must feel the same something about them. Have a lovely week, dee xx

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I love buttons, I love my jars of buttons, so what a fabulous quilt to celebrate them xx

scrappyjacky said...

I love your button applique....what a great idea.

Thimbleanna said...

Such a cute, cheerful quilt! And it's sporting my VERY favorite binding -- I have lots of it hoarded -- I don't think I've actually used it on a quilt yet LOL. Love that cute little bunny too -- perfect for the fall season!

Annerose said...

Sehr schön der Knopf-Quilt und deine Häschen liebe ich immer wieder aufs neue.Liebe Grüße Annerose

Stins said...

That ladder is such a good idea to show your blankets, I think I need one too... ;-)
Those button pictures make me so happy; what is it about buttons that they cheer us up? Have a great week dear Helen, lots of love from Mirjam.

FlashinScissors said...

I love your button quilt, and the quilt ladder is such a great way of showing off your quilts! I think I shall have to find one somewhere - did you buy yours, or did someone kind make it for you?

Loving the Halloween bunny too!

Barbara xx

Gillian said...

The button quilt is lovely.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen this post is so full of my favorite things! I love each photo and the button quilt is top notch!!! I have to get your book soon, I thought I could wait until it was here in the states, BUT I can't it's now on order!
Buttons and more buttons, that's what makes us smile!! xoxoRobin

Frances said...

Helen, your Big Button Quilt is so pretty and very jolly! It's a very imaginative design.

Having that quilt ladder really does give you many new display options, How nice to see an assortment of your wonderful quilts side by side, vertically. The Halloween Bunny definitely has taken to it. What a little cutie, with all those clever details.

I'm writing as another button fan. I am always finding new/vintage buttons that catch my eye, and adding them to my several boxes and jars. That way, I usually can find a good choice when needed for a project.

I've so enjoyed this visit! xo

Jenn M said...

Oh, all these spoilers are almost too hard to take! Your book is not out here yet, so it's very hard to wait! Gorgeous makes as always:)
Happy Days,
Jenn

Cream Linen said...

Beautiful quilt, Helen.I love buttons and I have some jars with them, which I often find a good chance to use.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful makes with us.
Tina :)

Simone said...

I love buttons too and LOVE your big button quilt! x

Pat's Patch said...

Fabulous button quilt. Looks great on your quilt ladder, star quilt too. Buttons and their containers evoke so many memories of collecting them. Thank you xxx

Gracie said...

How did I miss this post...I may have been reading from cover to cover your new book which arrived recently :) There are many projects I want to try...and just looking at what you have created spurs me on to my creative pursuits. I have been distracted by trying to arrange repair for a water leak under our concrete driveway and need to get back to getting estimates for the repairs...the sooner I get that done the sooner I can stitch! xx

driftwood said...

oh what fun.I do love buttons x

handmade by amalia said...

The button quilt is divine, Helen, and such fab colors. I have a box of vintage buttons inherited from my grandmother, it is one of my treasures.
Amalia
xo

Lady Linda said...

I love your blog and your LOOK! The button quilt is adorable. I love finding new quilting blogs through other bloggers. Fun fun fun. Will have to check out your books.

bj said...

What a colorful,pretty blog you have.
I love your Buttons...:)