Monday, 15 February 2016

Alpine Flowers Blanket

 Last week i finished making the alpine flowers blanket and here it is.......lots of sunburst granny squares (easy to find the pattern for these online) joined by the join as you go method, and with a narrow shell border...........the yarn is stylecraft special dk in candyfloss, fiesta, aspen and white joined with silver..........
 ...........as soon as i finish a blanket or a quilt i take it round the house and garden for a little photo shoot....beginning this time in the potting shed........it's a bit untidy in there and is ready for the big spring sort out (maybe next week)..........
 .............on the wall.......a handy place to show the whole blanket...........
 .............and below in the greenhouse next to the deep pink hyacinths......the greenhouse is new (to us) and has been a real joy this winter, warm in the sun and filled with scented flowers........looking forward to planting up seed trays in here too in the next few weeks..........
 .............into the house now and a quick picture in the sewing room.........
 ............all the time i am wandering around the house and garden with my latest blanket i have a cute little follower with me.......molly no doubt wondering when i am going to settle down again and just sew or crochet or work on the computer so that she doesn't have to keep traipsing about behind me up and downstairs and in and out of the garden.....
 ............finally this is where the blanket is going to stay.......on this new grey sofa in our cosy sitting room............
 ...........i love making a big crochet project like a blanket and you can be sure i will be on to the next one very soon ;)........this week is half term and today my house has been full of little peeps including small boys playing football in the garden and a small girl trying on a bridesmaid's dress.........lots going on here but i am fitting in a bit of knitting today as well as more pretty crochet flowers......
 ............  these pictures were taken while i was packing up some of my book projects to be collected for display at the stitches trade show at the nec in birmingham later this month.......they are all from my latest book *modern vintage gifts* .............
 ..........above are the strawberry wreath, star quilt, mushroom pillow and snuggled in a box are the rainbow birds............more about the show in a later post.........
 ..............the gorgeous greenhouse hyacinths in full bloom.......such a delicious scent..........
..............thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for your kind comments.......it is such a pleasure to have your visits and to hear from you too.............wishing you a wonderful week filled with flowers and crafty joys...............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooxxxxxxxx

50 comments:

Stange and ich said...

the alpine flowers blanket is absolutely amazing !!!! What a beautiful work.
best regards
Antje

KC'sCourt! said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What a delightful face Molly has. Love that wreath
Julie xxxxxxxx

Florrie May51 said...

Your blanket is beautiful and it looks like it's found a perfect home on that lovely sofa :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your blanket is gorgeous and matches perfectly with your new sofa. Molly is a very cute little companion. :) Have a lovely week.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

The granny square throw is so pretty. I tried to crochet and I did good at single and double crochet, but I could never get the hang of making the granny square.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Love your beautiful blanket.... such pretty colours, just right for Spring! Loved seeing Molly peeping through the bannister! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Jacky H said...

Hi Helen i love your blanket the colours are as usual beautiful.
Molly is adorable I could take her home have a lovely week.
Jacky

Rhona said...

Your alpine flowers blanket is gorgeous, Helen! I love how you have photographed it....something I always struggle with! Your other projects are sweet too....and as for Molly, she's adorable!

Lynda Harrison said...

Such a lovely Spring-like post - the clours are so bright and cheerful. The Alpine blanket is amazing, and it has been so cheering to read your latest post!

lilac and old roses said...

Beautiful blanket! I do so love your photographs too, they always cheer me up. Have a lovely week, Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe your blanket is so pretty Helen and it looks great on your sofa!
I love my greenhouse too, isn't it a brilliant place to take photos, lots of light. :)
Lovely that you are having some time with the little ones...including Molly!
Have a wonderful week,
V x

Madelief said...

Your alpine flowers blanket looks beautiful Helen. The centres of your granny squares match the colour of your tulips!

Have a good week!

Madelief x

Jane said...

What beautiful colours Helen, your finished quilt looks wonderful. I can smell those hyacinths...such a spring like scent. Your display for the show looked gorgeous, how proud you should feel of your work. I am sure it was much admired. Have a lovely week xx

Teje said...

Hi Helen and thank you for a lovely flowerful post! I love your new crochet blanket and the photos showing it around! I don't know if she's allowed but Molly would look so sweet with this blanket on your new sofa. Give her kisses! x Teje

Jenn M said...

Such a beautiful blanket - it goes well with everything in your home! My little dog follows me around too, wondering when I will get back to stitching so she has a warm companion to sleep next to. The flowers are so pretty, I can almost smell those hyacinths!
Happy Days!
Jenn

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my.. I love the pop of color your new blanket gives to your light colored sofa! What a wonderful photo of that with the flowers in front. You really are an artist of a crafter AND photographer! I really want to make a new granny square blanket and you're inspiring me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Gracie Saylor said...

Your alpine blanket is another triumph for you to me, Helen! When things calm down at your house I can imagine you curling up on your beautiful gray couch and staying cozy under the alpine blanket. Our daffodil leaves are stretching toward the sun...or trying to since the sun has been covered by rain clouds for the last few days. I hope your work projects bring you great success and I hope you have a good creative week as well. xx

cristina said...

Love your new blanket, Helen! I love pink with grey! I love too your new grey sofa! Allways I'mm happy to meet you, Helen! Thanks for sharing! Kisses!

Cindy said...

Love the colors in your new blanket and they look so nice with your sofa. Love those hyacinths too!

Jane Campbell said...

I agree with everyone else! I love the colours in this blanket. Quite striking!

Ladybird Diaries said...

I absolutely love your blanket Heien, it's completely gorgeous.
Marianne x

Carole Williamson said...

I love your Alpine flowers blanket Helen. As always such a fresh colour recipe. The photos around your house are so lovely too & your little dog Molly is so cute.
I keep looking at your book ' Modern Vintage Gifts' & saying to myself have a go at one of these projects, but I seem to have lost my mojo a bit atm. I seem to be putting a bit of pressure on myself and I think that's putting me off. I'm sure it will pass, hey ho! Reading your blog and Facebook posts gives me some inspiration, so keep them coming Helen.
Thank you so much and take care.

Love Carole from Rossendale, Lancashire xxxxx

Amy at love made my home said...

Your blanket is so gorgeous!!! I love the addition of the silver, it really lifts it! xx

Annerose said...

Deine Häkelarbeit ist richtig toll geworden liebe Helen, die Farben passen sehr gut zusammen und das Kissen ist fantastisch.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Jilly said...

A beautiful new blanket, that looks just right on your sofa!
Jilly x

Frances said...

Helen, your new Alpine Flowers afghan looks very beautiful in each setting, bringing both warmth for winter and colorful promises of spring flowers. Those pink tulips look grand accompanying it.

The photograph of Molly shadowing you is priceless.

Best wishes to you at the show in Birmingham. How I would love to be able to attend that event. I'm sure it will be full of wonderfully inspiring participants and enthusiastic visitors.

xo

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Very pretty indeed xx

Cream Linen said...

I love your blanket Helen!
Have a lovely evening,
Tina xx

Ana Love Craft said...

Hello dear Helen! I absolutely love this colors combination in your gorgeous blanket. The tulips and hyacinths are so beautiful! Molly is always adorable! Thanks for sharing another lovely post!
Have a great week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Maywyn Studio said...

Beautiful work. The flowers are gorgeous. Have a good time at the show.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful blanket you've made :-) I can only do so many squares.... then I get bored and then make it into something small like a bag lol

Jennifer said...

Oh, Helen! Your blanket is just beautiful. I love these colors so much. The darker pink just pops right out. It's a perfect combination. Your work never ceases to inspire. I hope you're having a good week so far.

20 North Ora said...

Your crocheted blanket is gorgeous! The colors are so "springy".

Judy

Delia West said...

After two beautiful sunshine, frosty and crisp days here in Somerset today its dark, grey and raining and it so lovely to read your post and have the sunshine back in the room for a little while. I adore your alpine blanket the colours are so pretty and so is your potting shed would love a proper look around there it looks so fresh and inviting. Enjoy your beautiful blanket Helen, dee xx

O meu pensamento viaja said...

Such a lovely blanket! I love the colours combination!
Hugs
Nina

Stins said...

Beautiful happy blankie Helen :-)! I love making blankets too, so addictive... And the fun of choosing colours for it!
Your Mollie must be such a sweet little companion to have around, she looks so curious :-).
Lots of love from Mirjam xxx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Soon many lovely makes in here Helen! You have been so busy! xoxoRobin

Kim said...

Helen, the colors are just fabulous, as usual. You always inspire me and make me want to sew and crochet and create! PS~the tulips are just divine! :) Enjoy your little people!

Lee said...

Stunning blanket,lovely creations as always.Great pics so professional.love Molly,so cute just want to give her a Big cuddle.Thinking of you and sending Huggles.x

handmade by amalia said...

This blanket says spring to me - fresh and bright and lovely.
Amalia
xo

Lauren said...

This is so sunny and pretty. What lovely work you do.

Art and Sand said...

beautiful creations ... lovely flowers ... great photos.

I really like the red checked heart with the aqua trim.

Jo said...

Hi Helen, popping in to see your most wonderful blanket. Jo x

Pat's Patch said...

Catching up after being without internet for a few weeks. Love your heart from previous post. Missed your blog, such a lovely uplifting treat to see it again. Your blanket is fabulous, and such pretty tulips. And an adorable photo of Molly. Love it all Helen xxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your crochet blanket looks so pretty on your new sofa Helen and the colour combination is lovely...such gorgeous tulips and hyacinths and Molly is a little sweetheart ♥
Wishing you a happy Sunday,
Susan x

driftwood said...

oh my Helen. that blanket is just gorgeous. x

gillyflower said...

Hello Helen, what a beautiful crochet alpine flower blanket! The colours are stunning! Lovely post as usual full of colour and beauty, thanks for brightening a grey day!
Gill xx

francesca said...

ciao helen,il tuo blog è un esplosione di gioia...mette allegria....la coperta è bellissima ed anche i fiori complimenti!!!!

Linda said...

HI,your sofa blanket it just right>Love it! Thanks for your Blog+a sweet Giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

MimiG said...

The alpine blanket is lovely. It is perfect on your sofa.