Monday, 12 March 2018

Flower Pots Quilt

 We are having a very floral week here on my blog.............this is my flower pots quilt ....
 .............it is featured in the gorgeous australian patchwork and quilting magazine's latest issue...(vol 27 no 12) (you can subscribe online here)............it was fun to make this quilt and used up lots of tiny scraps of favourite fabrics..........
 ............each block was made by appliqueing the pot and the flowers onto a background square and embroidering round them........then the squares were joined together in rows....above is the work in progress..........
 ............the finished quilt in the potting shed with some flower pots............
 ..............and below is the bright and happy styled shot from the magazine feature......
 ...........i enjoy looking at quilts every day and love having quilts all around the house.........
 ............the quilt was long arm quilted for me by the talented debbie holland....we chose a stipple pattern to decorate the background...........
 ...........i found a bright and colourful floral for the backing...........and the borders were strips from a kona solids jelly roll............
 .............last week's flowers here were bright tulips and daffodils, echoing my quilted flowers........
 ............and of course the pots of primroses which have been waiting in the greenhouse........
 .............flowers make me happy whatever form they take............
 ...............this week it is feeling a bit warmer and more spring like though rather rainy............yesterday i had a lovely mother's day being spoiled by my dearies......and soon it will be easter and the family easter egg hunt to arrange..........lovely spring days and plans to look forward to...................
..............thank you for dropping by lovely readers and for your kind comments.........it is always a pleasure to hear from you and i do appreciate you taking time to leave a comment..........wishing you a wonderful week ahead with sunshine and flowers wherever you may be............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

18 comments:

Elizabethd said...

I do sigh when I see another beautiful quilt of yours! One of these days I will get myself together and start again.
Emerging Spring flowers are so lovely.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That really is the prettiest little quilt Helen.....I love flowers too in all shapes and forms! :)
I have some lovely lilac tulips this week. 💜
So glad you had a wonderful Mothers Day with your family, enjoy the week ahead,
V x

KC'sCourt! said...

Very pretty summertime quilt

Julie xxxxxxx

Miss Merry said...

Such a pretty quilt!

Miss Merry said...

Such a pretty quilt!

Studio Maywyn said...

The flower pot motif is gorgeous, bright and cheery beautiful!

Kate said...

Helen, the quilt is a beauty .... and so are your flowers!!

Karen said...

So pretty and cheerful! Love it!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Helen, this quilt is so beautiful and you can imagine how I'm diving into my scraps in my mind inspered by your flowers! Hope to sew some flowers very soon! Sending you best wishes from snowy Finland! x Teje

Jane said...

Such a pretty quilt Helen and yes spring really is just around the corner. I so agree re flowers, they just lift the mood don't they. Enjoy a sunny week ahead. Hugs xxx

Teresa Kasner said...

I adore your potted flowers quilt! Such fun! It could do double duty as a blanket and a wall hung art piece! As always, your eye for color is simply amazing. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet and cheery...and in all the pretty colors we love! Enjoy your week!

Rhona said...

Such a beautiful quilt Helen and I love how you manage to photograph them. Your spring flower post was just what i needed as we are in the midst of yet another snow storm....roll on spring!

Pat's Patch said...

Loveliness - your beautiful little flower pot quilt made me smile all over. Congratulations on having it in the magazine, looks charming there. Loved your mother's day flowers. Happy to see all the Spring flowers popping up now. Xx

Mickie said...

Helen,
Love your new flower pots quilt and the backing fabric is a prefect choice. That quilt under the pot of tulips is another winner. Spring is surely around the corner. I am ready for it!
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Things and Thoughts said...

Your quilts are perhaps the prettiest or amongst the prettiest ones Helen!

Bee Lady said...

As always, I love the colors and your style. And I have been CRAVING TULIPS! Beautiful.

Cindy

ellie said...

At last!! I was able to order the magazine volume featuring your beautiful Flowerpot quilt. I wish they would start allowing subscriptions to the USA.