Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Vintage Charms and Country Walks

 Hello again dear readers.........here are some wild roses from one of our recent lovely walks.........aren't they wonderful the way they form decorative arches against the blue sky?.....
 ..........and here is one of my patchwork projects........
 ............this is my vintage charm quilt 2.......this one is having lots more applique and also some beads added......the little handmade pottery bowl holding my beads was a gift from a lovely friend.....and it is invaluable for holding small patchwork pieces sometimes as well as beads.......
 .............roses are appearing in all my posies right now......
 ..............adding luscious colours and delicious scent..............
 ...........a couple of days ago we had an especially lovely walk, up through the fields near my husband's boyhood home..........we walked to the top of the field and looked back down to take this picture......
 .............then we continued on our walk, passing fields of crops on our way......
 .................and spying sweet cottages in the distance.............
 ..............then back home for a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake.....and a big bowl of water for molly who just loved running through the long grass............
 ...........here's a peek into our greenhouse.....lots of geraniums, some from cuttings, being nurtured by me......and tomato plants we were given by a friend as a swap, being nurtured by hubby.........
 ...............back to my applique sewing now......bright flowers on black backgrounds always remind me of the designs i used to produce when i first began as a textile designer many moons ago......i used to paint pretty flowers in watercolour and then paint around them with flat black gouache........now fabric is my medium of choice and i just love it......so happy to have this creative joy especially during lockdown......
.............thanks so much for joining me here lovely readers, and for leaving me such kind comments....i hope you are having a happy start to june and enjoying plenty of crafty and creative inspiration............take care my friends until next time...................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

14 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I really do love your vintage quilts Helen and the little rose on the black background is stunning .... painting with fabric! :)
What a beautiful walk you had, such amazing views, I'm sure little Molly had fun!
Happy crafting lovely,
V x

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Lovely walk, open fields have a way of refreshing one's spirits.

Lee said...

Hi Helen.Not been blog watching for ages,my mum has been very poorly.Love you blog,always so interesting,and of course you are so talented.Loving your quilt and beautiful plants.Molly certainly looks as if she is having a wonderful time.I find my dog walking so theraputic and Basil makes me laugh.Stay safe.x

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello Helen, it's always good to see your blog pop to the top of my list. I enjoyed seeing you sewing beads on your quilting. I have done a lot of beading over the years. Cute to see Molly enjoying her hike with her mom and dad. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Tiny Toadstool Cottage said...

Your vintage charm quilt is lovely. I have so many 5" charm squares from when I subscribed to a few clubs. Maybe I should do this with them!

Lorrie said...

I admire your work very much, and am often inspired by your projects. I am looking forward to finishing some quilting projects during summer break. Your vintage patchwork is lovely - are the fabrics some you've had for awhile, or are they new?

Lovely walks are a wonderful way to take a break from stitching.

butterfly said...

Very pretty post love the roses on your fabric.
Always good to have a walk .
Your green house is full, and looking good.
Have a lovely week.

Jacky H said...
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Jacky H said...

Hi Helen I love the vintage colour you have used in your quilt. Its lovely to see how it all has come together.
I've been trying to use all my scraps up , I seem to have more than I started with . How does that work.🤔
Like you especially after sew i love a lovely long walk.
It really clears the mind and lifts the soul.🌈
Have a lovely week Helen.✂️

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful fields and views for your walks. Love seeing these views from your countryside walks. Lovely patchwork blocks in your quilt. I used to love flowered prints on black - and had many skirts like that - adding a solid coloured blouse or pullover - and I was set to go :)! Enjoy your slow hand quilting on it.

Jo said...

An interesting mix of fabrics for the vintage quilt Helen. It is going to be a corker. Jo x

Sam I Am...... said...

I love your countryside and how you can walk just everywhere! So pretty and peaceful looking, I love the patchwork and the roses real and fabric.

Rhona said...

Those wild roses are so beautiful!
Love the rose appliqué on the black fabric, it really pops wonderfully!

Alison said...

The scenery from your walks is so beautiful. It is so peaceful and gives a lot of inspiration. xox