Monday, 21 May 2018

Red White and Blue

 Happy new week dear readers.......those of you who read here regularly know that i love using the colour combination of red white and blue in my designs and my crush on these colours just grows stronger :)...........many of the pictures in my camera this week featured these colours too because of the beautiful royal wedding..........lots of bunting and flags everywhere......
 ............and i got out all my red white and blue quilts........but decided i really want to make a specifically royal/patriotic one so am beginning to plan and to gather fabric for that idea.....
 ...........here are the little bears choosing their bows ready for the special day......
 .............the gorgeous ribbons were from hobbycraft and my little bear pattern is now available to download at sew and so here..................
 ...............love hearts quilt....nearly finished this one now......
 ............we had strawberries....and all the other english afternoon tea treats too...........
 ...........some of my quilts were made a while ago and have some favourite fabrics in them....
 ............some are more recent and it's exciting to find new fabric designs i love to sew with....i find it interesting  to work within a colour palette and to see the different effects you can create........
 .............a hexie quilt to snuggle under............and the little cot quilt being hand quilted below....
 ..............love my union jack mug from emma bridgewater....it was essential for my tea all weekend.......
 ..............the bunny below fitted the theme with her red white and blue liberty print ears and her dress made from cool britannia fabric by benartex from a few years ago..........you can now find the sugar bunny pattern at sew and so too.........
 ..............the garden is full of flowers....still lots of bluebells, masses of lily of the valley which has spread beneath the trees and has such an evocative scent, roses in bud and some just opening, alliums all beginning to open too so i must take lots of garden pictures this week......
..................thank you everyone who visits me here...so many of you have become friends over the years and it's so nice to know you by name and to read your kind comments.... wishing you a very happy week enjoying the may days, the colours, the flowers, the sunshine, and of course plenty of crafty inspiration................................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

16 comments:

Teresa Kasner said...

I loved all your red, white and blue quilts and fabrics and your bunnies all dressed for the royal wedding! I just loved watching it. Here's to a new era for all of us! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lorrie said...

Your palette is always perfect, Helen. Love the pretty quilts and the bear and bunnies all suited up for the royal wedding. I watched bits and pieces of it, but we were away for the weekend visiting family. The garden is beginning to burst with blooms here, too. Happy new week.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I really don't know where to start today Helen....it is all so very, very beautiful!! You are definitely an ambassador for red, white and blue!! Your quilts are stunning and of course I love all things bunny and bear!!
Enjoy your week,
V x

KC'sCourt! said...

Your quilts are so beautiful.

Julie xxxxxxx

Christine B. said...

Beautiful quilts Helen! I love your idea of sticking to a colour palette although sometimes it is hard to resist beautiful fabrics in other colours!! What a lovely wedding wasn't it? Have a nice week! Christine x

Little Quiltsong said...

Your beautiful pictures and lovely quilts especially warm my heart this morning. Love the colours and coziness of it all - and your cute bears and bunny all dressed up for the occasion. Looking forward to all your garden pics!

Annelein said...

Lovely fabric.... just mine colours for the moment...

Mickie said...

Helen,
Love all your beautiful patriotic colored quilts, and all are so unique in their design! My favorite must be the hexie, as you know I want to tackle a hexi quilt one day.:-)
The sweet bunny and bears are so cute dressed for the royal wedding.
My bed of lily of the valley outside my back door have multiplied greatly this year and their magical scent makes me smile while working in the garden.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Jacky H said...

Wow Helen what a riot of colour.
What a lovely wedding weekend we have all had. Your colours certainly reflect that. Your teddy and bunny are so cute.
Thank you for sharing.
Jacky, Alacante Spain

Rhona said...

So many beautiful quilts with gorgeous fabrics!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It really is amzing how the same color scheme can look so different because of the layout and the patterns used. Everything you made and do is always so lovely.

Marta said...

Sempre belle le tue creazioni. Ciao

handmade by amalia said...

Funny how red-white-and blue can suit so many occasions, from a royal wedding to a visit to France through Memorial Day - you are covered.
Amalia
xo

My Little Home and Garden said...

What a lovely red, white and blue themed post, Helen. The bunnies and bears have a sweet appeal and the quilts are gorgeous!

Karen

Pom Pom said...

Hi Helen! I especially like the red, white, and light blue combo. And polka dots. I might make some polka dot curtains for the front windows (the garage).

Susan said...

Helen, I have been away from your blog (and my fabric) far too long. I have been playing "catch up" and am thoroughly enjoying your flowers and cheery quilts. I love your star quilt and your flowery four patch. I have some of the same fabrics, but then you introduced me to Pam Kitty and Lecien. I am hoping to pull out my star quilt soon.