Monday, 19 March 2018

Flowers and Fabrics

 Although it's been freezing cold here with a bitterly cold wind blowing all weekend, the flowers around me and the pretty fabrics i am working with have made it feel quite spring like :).............. above is my project in the april issue of crafts beautiful magazine.........
 ...........and here are some of the blocks for my new star quilt made with diamonds, scrappy fabric, fussy cut fabric and kona solids...all english paper pieced........
 .............some of my beautiful mother's day flowers and a stack of some kona solids in flower colours....
 ...........i am loving the mix of prints and solids..........the lecien florals are wonderful for fussy cutting....
 ..............and here are some very sweet new fabrics .......designed by the talented kristyne of the blog pretty by hand ............i have always loved kristyne's beautiful work, her sweet colour and pattern choices and perfect sewing are an inspiration.........i was so pleased to see her new fabric collection first romance by moda and will love stitching with these gorgeous prints......more soon x.......
 ..............more of my flowers below....i am a lucky mum and wife..........
 ..............the scent of the hyacinths is so delicious too.........and i love the double tulips........
 ..........there are quilts all around the house, their bright colours cheer up the winter days......
 ..........here is the flower pots pillow...inspiration for the flower pots quilt...........
 ..............one idea leads to another and there is always a long to do list pinned on my notice board....
 .............today a dear friend is coming to see me and we will have a nice catch up....we have known each other many years and always have a lot to talk about...i might do a bit of patchwork too....
...............thanks so much for dropping by dear readers and for the sweet comments......hope you all have a lovely week with sunshine, flowers and a whole lot of crafty inspiration......back soon xxxxxxx

18 comments:

Jo said...

Morning Helen. I love the effect of the fussy cutting, it adds movement. I am piecing my king size quilt for an hour today and it is looking wonderful. Jo x

ellie said...

Happy Monday, Helen! Lovely post with beautiful projects, once again. I love the polka dot flower pot. Thanks for the intro to Pretty by Hand. She, too, has a wonderful blog. Wishing you a beautiful Spring....(I have no idea what that means, where you live).

Elizabethd said...

What lovely fabrics you are using. And what exciting tulips!

KC'sCourt! said...

I have been teaching myself fussy cutting. I love doing it, I think its great and bit like doing a jugsaw

Julie xxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely springlike pics Helen, your home must be so pretty with all those lovely quilts everywhere. I love your new little stars...its going to be such a beautiful quilt.
So lovely to have flowers about the house, I love it too.
Its actually quite like spring here today, still chilly but beautifully sunny, I even got some gardening done!! :)
V x

Jane said...

What lovely spring projects Helen, they cheer up a freezing cold day here but the sun is shining. What a pretty quilt the stars one will be. Enjoy a sunny week ahead, hugs xxx

Jacky H said...

Such an array of beautiful spring flowers. They brighten up a miserable day. A girl can never have too many flowers. Hopefully spring is just round the corner.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I do love paper piecing and you always choose such lovely patterns and fabric xx

Pom Pom said...

Lovely! Your fluffy white pup is looking adorable!
I love all the prints. They are all very cheerful.

Teresa Kasner said...

Such pretty flowers, quilt squares and fabrics! I really admire the quilts you made.. just love the flower pot one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely flowers. We are so deep into spring already that it is hard to think of other parts of the world still snowy and cold. I'd send you some sunshine if I could, dear Helen.
Amalia
xo

Little Quiltsong said...

Everything is so bright and cozy inside your home - the weather outside really doesn't matter. Love all your cheerful flowers and beautiful pot holder and star blocks - your pics always brighten my day :)! First Romance fabric by Kristyne is a special line - enjoy creating with it!

Rhona said...

Those flowers are gorgeous....just what I was needing on a cold and snowy day here. The promise of Spring is what keeps us going throughout all these snow storms.
Your new fabric looks wonderful, can't wait to see how you use it.

Mickie said...

Helen,
What a lucky and I am sure a deserving lady you are to receive such beautiful flowers. We need reminders that spring is truly on its way. Your flower pot quilt and pillow are so cute and another inspiration for me to get serious about applique. I can't wait to see what you create with the luscious First Romance line of fabric.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

doodlebugmom said...

that potholder is the cutest!

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What lovely fabrics you are using. And what exciting tulips!
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