Monday, 27 February 2017

Home Sweet Home

 It is no secret that i love houses....and homes....and home making too :).......i feel very lucky that i can work in my studio and sewing room here and it is certainly my happy place.......after a wild week of storm doris whirling round out house it is great that things have calmed down now......the fire is lit in the studio and it is nice and cosy.......
 .............below is my home sweet home quilt which i am happy to say is featured in Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine............it is in the Annual Applique Collector's Edition (Vol. 26 No. 12).............
 .............the lovely magazine arrived here last week and i enjoyed reading it at my kitchen table with a nice cup of tea.............lots of projects to create and inspire............
 ................here is a work in progress shot of my quilt taken in my sewing room before it was quilted....
 ...............i sent the quilt to my lovely longarm machine quilter and as usual she did a lovely job on it......the design is hand sewn applique and patchwork and i loved making this one so much......
 ..............besides placing a big house in the centre there is a little garden on each side filled with trees, flowers, fruits, birds, and a beehive too....
 ..............the backing is a lilac polka dot and the fabrics were all from stash or from my scrap basket....lots of lecien and pam kitty morning in there and that purple background lakehouse floral that i love so much was used for a wide border.......
 ..........each part of this quilt is easy to do as all the different motifs have a template to trace and i used fabric with bondaweb to apply the shapes and then stitched round them with blanket stitch....you could also sew round them with a sewing machine of course...............
 ...............here is one of my little stuffed houses made from some of the quilt fabric.....
 ............and here is one of my favourite mugs of the moment .............
 ...............the sun is peeking out here and there are more spring flowers beginning to bloom each day.........this morning i picked some tiny narcissus, cowslips and primulas from my cutting patch to put in a tiny glass vase on my sewing table......
 ................and while i was out there i took this quick picture too.......my first garden picture this year :)..............looking forward to taking many more......
.................thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for all your lovely comments..........wishing you a happy week ahead with flowers and sunshine and lots of crafty inspirations........back soon xxxx

43 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

What a beautiful quilt with a lovely sentiment.... I love stitching and creating in and for my home too! Have a lovely week Helen.... hope that it is much more Spring-like this week! Christine x

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Oh Helen, this is the most awesome thing I've ever seen you create. I hope I can buy that magazine in the U.S. I think I've seen them in JoAnne's. Just love this SO much!
Mary

KC'sCourt! said...

Your garden looks so pretty. I love houses too and your quilt is beautiful.

Julie xxxxxxx

Evelyne said...

What a lovely flowers in your garden. The quilt is gorgeous!

have a nice week.
Hugs Evelyne

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Stunning Helen....so much detail in one quilt...just beautiful!
Love your little house too and of course always lovely to see some blooms...it's definitely garden time again. :)
Happy new week,
V x

Pauline said...

Really beautiful quilt - do you know where the magazine can be purchased in the UK?

Elizabethd said...

Such a pretty quilt. Your posts are always so beautifully illustrated with inspirational photos.

PamKittyMorning said...

I am on the hunt for this magazine! I love your quilt so much, I have been waiting since I saw the little peeks!!! Congratulations, it's wonderful!

Rhona said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Helen! As always, your colour choices are perfect. Love the signs of Spring in your garden....we're still in the midst of winter here (unfortunately!)

Connie said...

Just beautiful! Makes me want Spring to come even more. Great post and pictures.

Connie the Cootiebug said...

I love everything you put your hands to -- the colors and the designs are so pleasing to the eyes and turn out so beautifully. I always click to read your posts with anticipation for more!

Studio Maywyn said...

The HOME motif is beautiful. The colors are all Spring and happiness. Good work

Simone said...

The home sweet home quilt is so gorgeous Helen and the colours remind me of dolly mixture sweets!!! x

Lee said...

Ooooh that Lovely Beautiful snuggly quilt,what a lot of detail in it.You must get a buzz from seeing your Beautiful Creations in print so to speak,you are so talented.Love that lil house too.Your garden is really pretty,can't beat Spring Flowers to make you happy skippy.Well the weather here is allsorts,have been out in hailstones then sun then rain etc etc.Happy Week Helen.Huggles xx

Pat's Patch said...

Gorgeous quilt with so many of your lovely motifs on view, deservedly in a Patchwork magazine. Love it, and your cute little fairy houses. a spring fairy garden to match Beautiful post after our stormy weather. XXX

Jane said...

How beautiful your home sweet home quilt is Helen....houses are very "on trend" in the crafting world at the moment. Great to see your garden shot too with those sweet blooms. Well done on the mag feature and have a great week...less wind I hope! Hugs xxx

claire said...

So lovely to read this while hail lashes against the window! Claire x

Jennifer Hays said...

Another beautiful creation. I'm excited to know that one of my blogging friends is such an important part of the crafting world. You are very talented, Helen.

Art and Sand said...

What a sweet quilt!

Jacky H said...

Wow what a fabulous quilt I love everything houses. I haven't made any of them yet. There certainly on the to do list. Your blog is certainly an inspirational read .Have a lovely week Helen.

patchworkandlace said...

Beautiful as always Helen xxx

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

So much colour in your garden already. I am still waiting for the first primroses and crocuses to appear. Love your quilt too. So cheerful!

Happy week!

Madelief x

Mountain Mama said...

Just gorgeous - it truly is spring in full bloom at your lovely home! Too early here, we have a few months to go.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Helen.. oh how I enjoyed seeing that gorgeous quilt. I also have a "thing" for houses in my artwork. I think it's the "homey" person in me. Your little house pillows are also just adorable. How fun! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Gabri Ercole said...

I also love stay at home...lovely photoes and works!!Nice flowers spring is near...have happy week

Little Quiltsong said...

This is so precious!! Love this!

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilt, Helen! And I love those house pillows. I can't believe you have so much in bloom there. It has been warm here and we are way ahead of usual for this time of year, but so far I just have a few crocuses blooming. Can't wait for more!

Lorrie said...

Your quilt is so charming, Helen. I do like the little beehive you included in the design.
We thought spring was well on the way and then today, it snowed! But it's not going to last long. You have a lot blooming already. Spring flowers are such a welcome sight.

Wood Fairy said...

A delightful quilt, full of Spring cheer. Your garden is so pretty, at this time of year there's very little happening in mine, yours is enviable!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Sweet and adorable quilt, Helen! I like pictures on quilts and of course houses, trees, tekst and your beautiful colours! Looking for to start in the garden. x Teje

crazydazy said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the wee stuffed houses. Definitely the weather sitting by the fire and crafting.

Annerose said...

Ein wunderschöner Quilt, so fröhliche Farben und tolle Stoffe. Sehr schön hast du das gemacht.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Marta said...

Le tue casette sono veramente belle, mettono allegria al cuore. Ciao

cristina said...

Dear helen .... loooove your quilts.... looove your houses.... loooove your mugs ... looooove your plants ... looooove your world .... thangs for sharing ..... a big hug from Catalonia!

Cream Linen said...

Beautiful quilt and the photo of your garden made me day dream of the spring days ahead in my little garden in the country. Thank you for this beauty you share with us. Tina x

Cream Linen said...

Beautiful quilt and the photo of your garden made me day dream of the spring days ahead in my little garden in the country. Thank you for this beauty you share with us. Tina x

20 North Ora said...

Oh, how I love your little houses. They were one of my favorites in one of your books I have. The quilt is gorgeous. You are so talented.

Judy

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

I so so love that quilt, it is absolutely gorgeous! Envy you your garden flowers, snow is falling again this morning and more coming this weekend. I am so ready for spring!! Pam in Norway x

marmarel said...

Your stuffed houses are so cute!
Greetings from Marijke

Gaby Seifert said...

Wounderfull your quilt and houses :o)
And from Germany beginning spring...
Have a nice time- hugs Gaby

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, such a pretty post lovely Helen...your new quilt is stunning and your garden is looking so beautiful with your Spring flowers!
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

Mickie said...

Helen,
I have a feeling that Spring is in the air and it certainly looks that way in your beautiful garden picture. I only have a few daffodils blooming and some tulips popping up at this time. I am hoping to plant some pansies in the pots on my front porch to brighten it up a bit this week. What a lovely quilt, it reminds me of your sweet counted cross stitch houses. Your talents are amazing.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie Indiana USA

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