Monday, 25 March 2019

Hello Spring

 Some spring days are so uplifting and perfect...even though it can easily turn chilly and wintry again those special days are a real treat.........we've had a few of those lately here.......and picked a few flowers from the garden to enjoy indoors...........
 .............i have opened the creaky old door of the potting shed again ready for the new season's gardening......and i took a few pictures there of my new quilt....this is the little apples quilt that i showed recently as a work in progress.....
 ...............it's a cot or lap size quilt and made with tilda apple butter fabrics and some ticking fabrics for contrast......
 ............there are apple appliques added to the squares here and there and along the top border....
this little quilt pattern is now available in my etsy shop..........
 ...........some floral pickings from the cutting garden this week matched the colours in the quilt.......
 ..............lovely to see tiny cowslips blooming again..........
 ............here are some button house plant sticks amongst the hyacinths and tulips....
 .............they are a nice touch to add to a plant or floral gift or a new home present....the little tag is one of a set designed for me by my younger daughter who is a graphic designer.....
 ..............below are two more little houses with matching flowers............these were the plants that we bought at the garden centre last week.........
 .............and a quick picture in the greenhouse where things are growing fast......
 ..............a little spring flower flat lay picture..........love all the pretty little blooms which are so fleeting that it's nice to capture them like this.............thank you for your visit here dear readers and for the kind comments you leave me............wishing you happy sunny days this week and lots of crafty inspiration....................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

16 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love all your quilts Helen but I think this little one may be my favourite ... the colours are so pretty and I love the apples!!
Your plant stick houses are so sweet and such clever idea.
And of course so many pretty flowers!! :)
Have a great week,
V x
P.S. My son is a graphic designer too!

Jacky H said...

We've been really lucky with the weather so far. Your garden must a riot of colour at the moment if picked flowers are anything to go by.
I can see where you get your inspiration for your quilts from.
Tilda is such beautiful fabric to work your apple quilt really does it justice.

Elizabethd said...

I have recently discovered the Apple Butter collection. So pretty. I love your apples on the quilt.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This post is pure prettiness, Helen! I always leave your blog with a smile!

Lorrie said...

Your new quilt is a very pretty one. The appliqued apples are a sweet addition. All the flowers from your garden make a lovely flatlay!

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Such beautiful photographs. The colours just fill my heart with joy.

Kleine Vingers said...

On a grey and wet day your quilts make me smile. I like the colors so bright and happy and the apples are a lovely thing

butterfly said...

Another beautiful quilt , such beautiful colours too.
I love the little plant sticks makes the little plant look so extra pretty.
Make,s a nice gift to .
Enjoy your spring weather , here it was like a summers day yesterday .
We opened the summer house and sat outside just wonderful.

Christine B said...

Love your beautiful flowers and this pretty little quilt. The combination of the floral fabrics and the ticking is gorgeous! Have a happy week Helen! Christine xx

Little Quiltsong said...

Your apple quilt and flowers are all so lovely! Your greenhouse must bring you a lot of joy - especially to see things grow so quickly in there. Love, love your little button houses - they are so very cute - with the little accents stitched in and beautiful buttons added. They look so pretty added to your potted flowers and flower bouquets. Happy Spring, Helen!

Jane said...

Such pretty spring flowers Helen, this is such a lovely time for the year. Your quilt is delightful..perfect for a spring day. Enjoy your gardening too. Hugs xxx

Teresa Kasner said...

Your quilt is perfect for Spring! Actually.. springtime lives in your home all year I think. Your garden is giving you quite the treasures nice and early.. but I know it's due to your hard work planting and growing. Enjoy!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Oh you bring Spring right into my heart! Not here yet in central Oregon.. but at least our snow is all melted! The sweet apple quilt is such a joy to look at.. and LOVE the pink ticking! Oh my! And the tiny little houses on pegs for the plants.. just love them and wish I could get myself to make some. I have two of your wonderful books but just can't seem to getting my sewing mojo back yet. I really love those little houses! As another reader said.... "I always leave your blog with a smile".. and I do! Hugs.. Marilyn

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Happy Spring dear Helen. Oh I am so happy I found your blog some months ago. I adore this quilt with applique and also your sweet little matching houses. AND the flowers are just delightful
I hope you are enjoying sun and calm weather. ...it is still March you know heehee

Gracie Saylor said...

Your Spring is a bit ahead of us here near Portland, Oregon, USA, Helen. Thanks so much for sharing views of some of your flowers, along with letting us see your beautiful apple quilt and sweet little houses. I so admire your creativity and am inspired by it to not give up on working on creative projects as well. Thanks for posting! xxxxxxx

Pink Rose said...

I like your colorful pretty things!