Monday, 21 November 2016

Stars and Baubles Quilt

 We have quite a festive theme here today, as a new quilt is complete..... the stars and baubles quilt is finished.............i promised to show you what the stars were for last time........they were to applique on my little quilt.......
 ...............i used the flower sugar holiday fabrics from lecien and i hand quilted around the stars and created a little bauble stencil to draw round for quilting the patterned squares..........
 .............this was a really quick quilt  to make as i rotary cut all the squares and machine sewed them together so the top was made in no time at all....i then slowed it all down by blanket stitching round the applique stars by hand......but it was relaxing to do while we watched *the crown* on netflix...........
 ..............i love the fresh vibrant colours of this collection and still have more to make with it :) ....
 ............a flat shot showing the quilted baubles and the echo quilting round the stars......
 .............pinning on the binding in my (untidy) sewing room............
 ....................some fabric sweeties from my last but one book (pretty patchwork gifts).......
 ..............and here is my make for december's crafts beautiful magazine.........a little christmas mouse.........she has flower sugar fabric ears and skirt, a hand knitted jumper with a cross stitch star patch, and a nice woolly scarf to keep her cosy..............you can find more about crafts beautiful here...............
 .................also in the picture above is a festive pincushion and scissor keeper....more about these soon.........
 ............we have just returned from a lovely wintry weekend at the seaside....we went to beautiful beaumaris on the isle of anglesey, and stayed in a gorgeous cottage with our younger daughter, son in law and sweet littlest grandson.............we had such a fun time..........i took lots of pictures especially of the pretty cottage interior which i haven't had time to sort out yet, but will do soon.......meanwhile here are some atmospheric twilight shots my girl took, and one of the cottage front door............
 .................and one of the sunset over beaumaris bay.........more about our mooching there soon ......
...............thank you for dropping by to see me here dear readers, and thank you to everyone who takes time to comment....it is always a real treat to hear from you.......wishing you a wonderful week, keep cosy and enjoy plenty of happy crafting..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

35 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love the colours.

Your seaside week sounded absolutely perfect

Julie xxxxxxxxx

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a charming quilt! I love the stars...so unexpected!
Your getaway sounds wonderful!

Mickie said...

Helen,
What a sweet festive little quilt. Thank you for sharing and inspiring as always.
Mickie, Indina, USA

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt, Helen, and I loved the photos.

Jennifer Hays said...

Your quilt is just beautiful, Helen. I love your Christmas mouse too, Flower Sugar fabrics are some of my very favorites. I hope you have a good week ahead.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Helen, I totally enjoyed all your photos of your gorgeous and happy quilt! I look forward to seeing more images of your trip to the seacoast.. the red door of your cottage promises more charming pictures of the interior! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

angelasweby said...

What a lovely post, Helen. So full of festive promise.
Your quilt really is gorgeous. I love the bright colours. You make it sound so easy but I'm sure it isn't :-).
Will definitely be searching out the Crafts Beautiful magazine as I've fallen in love with your little Christmas mouse.
Enjoy the festive build up.

Studio Maywyn said...

Beautiful work. The fabric colors are charming and fun. Blanket stitching the stars by hand...Bravo!

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilt with such pretty fabric! And the mouse is adorable. I hope you do share photos of your cottage - sounds wonderful!

Lorrie said...

Such a pretty, bright quilt that is perfect for the festive season and beyond. A little getaway is always fun; looks like you had wonderful weather and great views. The little mouse with his fabric ears is so sweet.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

I soooo love your fabrics! The quilt is gorgeous! And the little mouse so cute.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your new quilt is beautiful Helen...the fabric is so pretty with such a gorgeous mix of colours x How sweet is your little mouse too...looking so cosy and well prepared fro this sudden turn in the weather! x
You've inspired me to get busy with my day ;-)
Happy Tuesday to you lovely,
Susan x

Simone said...

The festive quilt is beautiful - fresh, modern and yet still traditional! The colours work so well together. x

Christine Barnsley said...

Looks a beautiful place Helen.... so glad you had a lovely time! Love your latest quilt the colours are just so beautiful and I love the quilting too! Enjoy your week! Christine x

Cheryl said...

Oh beautiful. Love the combination of stars on the white and the patterned squares. So festive and bright. Makes me feel like digging out my rotary cutter and get going on some fabric.

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful quilt - love the aqua in it - and the star appliques. Perfect star cookie treat to enjoy with this cozy quilt. Love the sunset pictures.

Jane said...

Beautiful quilt Helen and I love your little mouse too. Have a great week. Jane x

Frances said...

Helen, I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed seeing this post. Everything full of joy and very welcome. xo

Annerose said...

Sehr schön dein Quilt, so lebendige Stoffe und Farben. Toll.
Eine schöne Vorweihnachtszeit wünsche ich dir und deinen Lieben.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

cristina said...

Helen! LOVE, LOVE, LOOOVE your new quilt! I love so much the stars...! I hope you enjoys too a wonderful week. Once again thanks for sharing your beautiful craft world... kisses and a big hug from Catalonia!

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty latest star spangled quilt, and your other cosy makes and happy travels, Helen. I especially appreciate seeing how you have patterned your quilting in different shapes that come together to form a perfect blend of stitches, colors, and shapes in your completed blanket. Once more I want to follow your good example :) Wishing you more happy days! xx

Bee Lady said...

You quilts are always so happy and fun. I love them. Do you follow patterns or do you just go on your own and put them together however your heart desires? Glad you had time for a getaway to the sea.

Cindy Bee

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

What lovely dreamy holiday shots, sounds and looks like a special weekend. I really love the star quilt, it is a little unusual and oh so cheerful. The little mouse is such a sweet make, wish I had a little girl to make it for this Christmas (perhaps my big girl would like one 😊). Blessings, Pam in Norway

handmade by amalia said...

I love the color scheme as well. And all the makes are so beautiful, as always.
Amalia
xo

Jacky H said...

Hi Helen your blog is such a lovely read on a miserable November day. I love your sweet mouse the colours of your quilt are gorgeous. I'm not brave enough to hand quilt yet , perhaps in time. Have a lovely week Jacky.

Susan said...

Helen, I absolutely love your quilt. The colors are so pretty, and I love the mix of the simplicity of the blocks with the more complex stars. Your quilting makes it all pop. :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Beautiful quilt, Helen, and I love your winter Mouse! I think my mouse needs also jumper! Stars are always so good on quilts! x Teje

Jo said...

The quilt colours are perfect even the turquoise and the green harmonise. I love it. Jo x

GreenRabbitDesigns said...

Oh my your new quilt is stunning Helen, so festive!!!
I adore that little mouse, I have to get a copy of Crafts Beautiful.
V x

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Helen! It just gets more and more beautiful, I'm of course in love with the star quilt! And the adorable bunny! And that fabric, oh my goodness! Hope you have a lovely day, we're celebrating Thanksgiving here in Virginia with hubby's 50-member-strong family ;) And pie. Of course pie.
Mary

Wood Fairy said...

The quilt is very pretty, you have a real gift in putting colours together. Your weekend in Anglesey looks restful.

Pat's Patch said...

Gorgeous colourful star quilt. Such a pretty festive mouse as well. Love winter sea photos xxx

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Tammy McDonald said...

I so enjoy following along with you. Your quilt and rabbit are lovely.

claire said...

what a beautiful christmassy quilt x