I have a new quilt to show you today...............this is the chrysanthemum quilt and i actually finished it a while ago..........
..................now that it is published in the july issue of the gorgeous pretty patches magazine i can reveal it here..........
..................it was a very enjoyable quilt to make, beginning with english paper piecing the flower.....i chose lots of pink and red fabrics for this and mixed them with white and grey ones...........each flower centre was the same mid pink fabric and the backing for each block was kona white solid..............
..............the chrysanthemum flowers were appliqued to the backing block with white cotton and tiny stitches......
..............and i chose lots of red and pink fabrics for the random sashing between the blocks...this quilt is a great stash buster and scrap user up :) .............
..............it was finished off with a white border and scrappy binding...........
..............the backing fabric is pale grey with white dots and my lovely long arm quilter quilted it for me..........i love the different quilt effects like the swirls in the flower centres and the zigzag on the outer border......
..............if you would like the pattern for this quilt then hurry and get a copy of the inspiring pretty patches now.....the magazine has all kinds of gorgeous makes and everything is clearly explained and beautifully photographed.....the link to pretty patches is here
...............this is a little pile of summer quilts on my grey painted faux french cupboard on our landing......quilts are a must here all year round and these are some we are using around the house and garden at the moment.............
.............as it is july 4 tomorrow we are having plenty of red white and blue quilts and cushions around too...my birthday is on july 4 and a lovely american friend on facebook told me that i am what they would call a 'star spangled baby'.........i love that :) x
................it has also inspired my new red and white hearts quilt....am now adding some blue hearts too and really liking it......below is one more picture of the chrysanthemum quilt in the potting shed....so happy that the sun has returned to us now so we can be out gardening and enjoying some warm bright days after a lot of rainy ones.......
...............thank you dear readers for visiting me here and for your kind and warm comments on my previous post...they were much appreciated :) .........i hope you all have a very happy week ahead whatever you are doing, wherever you may be....sending love to you all and wishing all my united states friends a wonderful july 4 celebration..............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
It is just so lovely.
I love that quilt! It may be my favorite or at least one of my favorites of all your lovely quilts. Happy Birthday sweet lady and yes you are star-spangled for sure....you're a star in my book anyway and many other people's I'm sure. I love the fabrics you used and also the quilting is superb on it. I also really like the red, white and blue heart quilt you're working on.
May I ask what Cannelle is? It's on your French cupboard and I recognize Cloves but not Cannelle...oh, I can probably just 'google' it and find out.
Have a lovely birthday and I hope the weather cooperates. It is raining here and the grands are arriving today with the 4th and their birthdays and their Mother's too this month so there will be a 'grand' celebration for sure...rain or shine! Enjoy your special day, special lady! Hugs~Sam
Happy Birthday Helen July is such a lovely month to have one ( mines the end of the month). I love your quilt I don't think there is anything you've made that I don't like. You are such an inspiration. I'm going to get a copy of the magazine. I keep saying I must make one of your little bunnies I have the book so really I've got no excuse.
Have a lovely week.
Happy Birthday Helen!
It is beautiful! Love the backing too. Curious, how many quilts have you created?
Oh, how PRETTY! Well done, Helen!
Wow! absolutely gorgeous
What an amazing quilt Helen...so fresh and beautiful, I love it. I also love your new little hearts quilt, even more so now you have added blue to it....just in time for the 4th July!
Have a fabulous birthday lovely lady...star spangled baby...I love that! :)
Your chrysanthemum quilt is just beautiful Helen and I love the fabrics you used! Like the way your new quilt is coming along too! Have a lovely birthday tomorrow! I hope you have a lovely day with lots of special birthday treats! Christine xx
Happy Birthday Helen! Your new quilt is gorgeus! x Teje
Exquisite quilt! I hadn't heard of this magazine until now. I've made a fabric tote bag this afternoon - simply because I spotted an online pattern I wanted to try (so many WIPs of one sort and another!) but I have to admit that Wimbledon held my attention too!
Wishing you a lovely star spangled birthday and thank you for your on-going inspiration. xx
Oh wow Helen this one is a real beauty, so much detail in those pretty centres. Happy birthday for tomorrow my dear friend, have a lovely day and enjoy your celebrations xx
Love your quilt. So beautiful. Have a great 4th of July
Neat and prettiest cool quilt as always...May the Good force be with you on your beautiful born day and throughout the days ahead...
Enjoy your wonderful summer days...take care.🎉❤️🎂🎊💐
Happy Birthday, Helen! I hope you have a wonderful celebration. Thanks for sharing your process in making your beautiful quilt. It is a joy to admire! Half our household are visiting friends to celebrate the 4th and the rest of us are having other friends here for a picnic. xx
Your quilt is beautiful! Have a lovely birthday celebration.
*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to a Star Spangled Baby!! You're very sweet to wish us American's a happy 4th of July. Tomorrow we'll watch our country parade and have a BBQ. I *LOVE* your pretty red and pink and white and blue quilt projects! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
I love your quilt! Have a very happy birthday, Helen!
The quilt is so lovey and the quilting patterns are just perfect for it. Lovely work! A good rain shower would be much appreciated right now to help clear the dust off everything. Really too hot to do much outside sadly. A very happy birthday is wished for you. Enjoy your day!
I love the quilting round the paper pieced shapes ...it emphasizes their shape. Happy Birthday...I hope you are having a great day.
I love this summery quilt! The design sets off those pretty prints so well. The gingham is my favorite fabric. Enjoy your week!
Absolutely gorgeous quilt, Helen! Love it!
Happy Birthday, Helen! You are indeed a "Star Spangled Baby born on the 4th of July"! We have one of those in our family, too! I see now, why you gravitate to reds, whites, blues...and pinks! Hope you celebrated with fireworks, but if you didn't we sure did for you! Love your beautiful creations.
A perfect summer quilt! So very pretty!
So beautiful as your work always is!
Your work always makes me smile. :)
Oh Helen, it's gorgeous! xx
Belated Birthday Wishes Helen! Your quilt is so pretty and I love the swirl detail in the middle of the flowers. How lovely that you are a star spangled baby!!! x
I'm so far behind, but I'm enjoying my little catch-up with your blog Helen. This little quilt is adorable. I love the colors and the pattern and the quilting is just so sweet. I love the little quilted swirl in the middle of each flower!
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