Monday, 17 April 2017

Flowers and Patchwork

 As it's still the long easter holiday weekend here i've been gardening and planting flowers with mr p and enjoying all the new blossoms and blooms...........i also finished off sewing this flowery starry cushion....
 ............the star block was one left from a quilt i made using strawberry biscuit fabrics by elea lutz for penny rose fabrics...........i love all the colours and prints in this fabric line and i know lots of you do too..........
 .............i quilted the cushion top by hand which was very relaxing to do.......
 ............here it is as a work in progress...........the little bird is made with strawberry biscuit fabric too..
 ............my favourite bellis flowers looked rather pretty against the new patchwork cushion....
 ............and it goes nicely with my crochet blanket here too..............
 ...............love that deep pink, the colour of camellias in my daughter's garden......
 ................and some of their apple blossom..............and below some of their cherry blossom....so nice to be able to share in their pretty garden ;).............
 ..............below are some flowers from our cutting patch, picked for a little bit of watercolour painting....more on that soon...........this picture also has the first bluebell as it began to open....there are many more now.....
 ............we have had a lovely easter weekend with lots of happy family times, lots of sunshine in between the showers and plenty of treats and chocolate..............below is a peek at our easter tree with the tiny bunny perched on a branch, and lots of eggs and button houses too.............
 ............one more view of the new cushion which i think will be pretty on the garden seat too.....
............thank you so much for your visits here dear readers and your kind comments too......it is always lovely to see you in my little bit of blogland...........wishing you a very happy week ahead with flowers and crafty inspirations wherever you may be ..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

23 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

More lovely pictures. We have Bluebells in our garden, growing wild. beautiful they are. I love Bellis Daisies too.

Your patchwork is so pretty.

Julie xxxxxxxxx

Elizabethd said...

Such a delightful cushion, it looks very happy!

Connie said...

Your posts and projects just set my heart to fluttering . . . sew pretty :)
Have a lovely week.
Connie :)

Crafty in the Med said...

Beautiful blossom...I just love spring! It is like a wake-up call after the winter slumber! Gorgeous patchwork too!

keep well


Amanda xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

So glad you had a lovely family weekend Helen.
Your new little cushion is gorgeous and I love all the pretty blooms today too......just love bellis daisies and blossom of every kind!
The weather has been good here today, so it was lovely to get out and about, certainly gardening weather. :)
V x

Sam I Am...... said...

What beauty you have surrounded yourself with and some are your creations and some are by our Creator....all inspired by love! Thank you for sharing the beauty and inspiration with all of us!

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Helen! Oh such pretty things you've made! Say, is the pattern for the little sewn bunny available to buy? I would love to make one for my Easter tree that I put out each Spring. I'm glad you had such a lovely weekend with family. Your pillow is gorgeous! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jacky H said...

Hi Helen such beautiful flowers your cushion really sets it all off. Your blog such a tonic to read. It make you feel happy.

Mickie said...

Helen,
Love the pretty strawberry biscuit fabrics as always and everything you create with them. The cherry blossoms are heavenly as well as the bluebells and bellis daisies.
We had a wonderful Easter celebration here along with a birthday celebration for our youngest grandson who turned eight.
Thank you for sharing your springtime.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Helen P

Your blog is always stunning with a breath taking away peacefulness and pleasant to the eyes..
Keep up your hard work and relish the sweetness of spring days around... Blessed British land it is...
Happy for you all and thanks for sharing the beauty with the world.
You are one among the million British blessings in this world. Appreciate it with lots of love ❤️

Fabric / Yarn enthusiast

Jane said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely Easter Helen, that tiny bunny on the twig is so delightful as is your star cushion xxx

Lorrie said...

Very sweet projects, Helen. The bunny sitting in the tree looks very comfortable and dashing. I'm glad you had a good Easter weekend. Ours was good, too, and I'm enjoying the last bit of Monday afternoon before returning to work tomorrow.

Cindy said...

Very pretty cushion and I love the Easter tree! have a great week!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a pretty patchwork pillow, little bird and Easter creations and flowers ... so lovely ... everything! Here, the weather is blah and everything just seems bleh. :/ Even my plants are craving some sunshine. They especially need the dust rinsed off their leaves.

Cream Linen said...

Beautiful cushion and a very sweet Easter tree!I love the photo of the flowers you have assembled for a watercolour painting. Have a lovely week. Tina xxx

Cream Linen said...

Beautiful cushion and a very sweet Easter tree!I love the photo of the flowers you have assembled for a watercolour painting. Have a lovely week. Tina xxx

Marta said...

Sempre belle le tue foto. Ciao

Christine B. said...

What beautiful flowers and blossoms and such a delightful Easter tree too! I just love bluebells we have some in the woods close to us.... they make such a fabulous carpet of blue! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Studio Maywyn said...

Happy Easter!
The cushion is lovely. I like the way it looks wrapped, and then the star comes forward.

antigone_marcelena Sdr. said...

What a beautiful cushion you have made once again!!!I love the colours, just as I do the flowers in your and your daughter´s gardens...they are really inspiring and a treat to the eye. Is is aurifil thread or cotton perle you use to quilt?

Jennifer Hays said...

Hi Helen, it sounds like you had a nice holiday weekend. I love the patchwork, especially the colors. The darker pink and blue stand out so nicely, they were a really good choice for the patchwork. I hope you're having a good week so far.

Lee said...

What Beautiful fabric,Stunning Cushion.Love the lil birdi.Beautiufl Blossom and Camellias.I think it's Camellias which seem to love the Cornish soil as they are everywhere.Escuse any mistakes as I have just got in from a very exhausting day of doggy walking,been such a wonderful day here.Huggles xxx

Gabri Ercole said...

lovely colours flowers and quilt!!happy week