Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Winter Cheer: Quilts and Flowers

 Hello again lovely readers......it was a gloomy grey week here last week weather wise though the sunshine came back at the weekend luckily......here is the finished bow tie quilt made from tilda old rose fabrics and kona cotton in bleach white......
 .........i enjoy sewing bow tie blocks by hand and i enjoyed quilting this by hand too...perfect for cosy winter evenings by the fire....this is our new tea tray ( a christmas present)............(it's from emma bridgewater and matches our mugs)......
 ............the old rose fabrics are very subtle, soft and pretty....
 .............this time i used the bleach white kona cotton solid for the backing for a vintage look rather like the old calico backed quilts............
 ............at the weekend we went to a local nursery for some plant shopping.....
 ..............we got the first pots of primroses of the new season.....they are such cheerful pretty flowers i always love having them nearby during the cold dull winter days.....
 ............i finally unrolled the jelly roll of tilda apple butter fabrics and began making nine patch blocks for a new quilt.....
 ............will show you more of this one soon..........
 .............the first apple butter fabrics i bought were used for my little apples quilt (pattern in my etsy shop link in sidebar)...........i love this fabric collection the best and love using my little apple applique quilt.........pictures on my work table of quilts, fabrics, spools and flowers.......these things always inspire me......
 ............the small floral log cabin blocks are also slowly being sewn together and they are brightening up the sewing room too..........
...........thank you for dropping by dear readers and for your kind comments......it's so lovely to hear from you......wishing you all a wonderful week ahead with sunny days, happy flowers and plenty of crafty inspirations.....................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

12 comments:

Cherie said...

How pretty. Do you hand stitch all the log cabin blocks or are they machine sewn?

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Such an array of beautiful quilts, every single one of them stunning!!
And so much springiness (definitely a word) too! :)
Wishing you happy crafting times Helen.
V x

pens and needles said...

Wish I could pop into a nursery and pick up some pots of primroses -- how that would help during these Midwestern American grey days! But today the sun did pop out, and I'm feeling more hopeful and am anticipating the greener days ahead. Thanks for your dose of color and cheer -- it also helps brighten these days of deep January.

Lorrie said...

Such lovely fabrics to play with. They inspire creativity. Love the scenes from your studio.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Lovely
Primroses are a favorite.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello Helen.. your pretty quilts and fabrics are brightening the dark evening here in rural Oregon. But we have a fire to keep us cozy and had sausage and beans for dinner so we're feeling rather fine. Sending good wishes your way. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Rhona said...

Gorgeous quilts, Helen....and I love the vintage spools you have in the bowl :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Helen, you're so busy and making such beautiful things. It's so hard to imagine buying plants yet -- we're still 3 or 4 months away -- although we can plan and dream and order seeds now. Your bow tie quilt is just beautiful -- made even more so by your beautiful hand quilting. I need to stop knitting so I can spend more time quilting LOL. I'm very excited to watch your nine-patch and log cabin projects -- they're SO pretty!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Helen, I always love seeing a new post from you! I LOVE those tilda fabrics.. so sweet and soft and pretty. Of course, all the fabrics you use are just gorgeous and fun. I've never thought of doing a log cabin block with pastels, but it sure does work! We are in the midst of winter here in central Oregon... so no primroses for us for at least a couple of months (although today was 57 degrees Farenheit!) which is very unusual for this time of year. We'll get more snow i'm sure! Marilyn

Christine B said...

Hello Helen! Another beautiful post! So many pretty quilts!! Just love them all and all the gorgeous Tilda fabrics too! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your creations are so beautiful, Helen...and I am in love with your Emma Bridgewater pieces, yoo...

butterfly said...

Beautiful post , makes a dull day go away .
Lovely sewing and pretty plants .
Thank you for bringing in a sign of Spring on your blog .