Friday 14 June 2024

Quilts and Flowers

Hello again dear blog friends..........today i'm sharing this blue and white easy nine patch quilt being hand quilted......the fabrics are mainly blueberry delight by moda fabrics, with some extras from my scrap basket included.....
.......besides gardening and going on outings i've been spending some peaceful times this week hand quilting and enjoying lots of tea in a vintage cup.....
.........the pattern for this quilt is in my etsy shop link in sidebar...........i use a frixion pen to mark the lines (removable with a warm iron after quilting) and an omnigrid ruler...........
..........the lovely little white roses next to the steps up to the lawn are flowering this week......the sweetest little tight pink rosebuds open into these lovely little ruffled white flowers and there are so many of them.....i don't know the name....they were already growing here when we moved in many years ago.......
...........last week we visited dunham massey in cheshire where the gardens were looking wonderful and i was so pleased to see these beautiful blue poppies (or meconopsis) in flower.........
..........another quilt now.....this is one of my vintage charm quilts, appliqu├ęd with roses.....
..........and a matching cushion..........
.............the tiny pale pink roses are ones i do know the name of....cecile brunner.......only tiny but perfect and scenting the room beautifully........
..........glad of our quilts as it is still a bit chilly here especially in the evenings.........hope actual summer arrives soon......
..........the flowers are all very happy though weather-wise and are all growing and flourishing so i'm not complaining.....
.........below are the 'side door roses' which of course grow over our side door and look so pretty.....hubby has trained them so they grow nicely on a trellis and everyone can still get through the door....they are such a pretty open flower and form such decorative clusters it almost has me reaching for my drawing and painting things again :).....
............next weekend i'm taking a little blog break as we'll be away but you can still catch up with me on instagram if you'd like to.......thank you so much for visiting me here and for your kind comments.....wishing you a happy creative time till next time.......take care lovelies......back soon xxxxxx
 

Friday 7 June 2024

June Days

Hello dear blog friends......it's been a little bit summery here over the past week and here is one of my favourite newish red, white and blue quilts with a summery vibe..........
.............this is my homestead quilt and the pattern for it is in my etsy shop link in sidebar....
............it was made with lots of scraps from my scrap basket and kept in order with white sashing between the large blocks..........it's a quilt full of memories........the backing is red and white gingham and as you can see the binding is a blue and white stripe...........
..........last year on my birthday i received a beautiful david austin rose from each of my dear daughters........this is the first one to flower again now....its called harlow carr 2008........the second rose is covered in buds and will be in flower soon........
.............below is some pink liberty fabric mixed with some pink low volume tilda fabrics for this pretty summery pincushion.....
............the pattern i used for this is my sweetheart pincushion pattern, in my etsy shop as before......
..........the word embroidered ribbon was bought on a roll from east of india.........
............some roses picked from our cottage garden this week...........so much scent and colour.......
..........and a few more pictures snapped around the garden.......patio plants look pretty singly in a bulb pot.....
...........and it's been a good year so far for foxgloves and lupins here........
.........me going out on snail patrol quite often  has definitely helped the lupins thrive :)......
...........off to do some more gardening now.....lots of grasses and weeds are thriving too after some heavy rain in the night so i have to keep busy out there......thank you for calling by and reading my post today and thank you so much to those who leave me a little note.........so much appreciated....... wishing you happy days, sunshine and flowers........take care lovelies..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx