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
 

4 comments:

Jayne Honnold said...

I always love wandering through your garden; your blue/cream 9-patch is so appealing! As are all your lovely creations! Have a fun get-away!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well gorgeous quilts and flowers as always Helen!!
I think 'side door roses' is actually the best rose name. :)
Aren't meconopsis just the most stunning flowers!
Enjoy your break my dear and happy weekend,
V x

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

It sure is blue month--everyone is working on blue projects this month--but that quilt is beautiful--great job--and that blue flower-wow!!!
love the rest of the garden and quilt photos-
I just finished a pink heart quilt top and all I can think of since is doing a quilt it all blues and whites--and now after seeing yours--my 'want' of blue quilt just went up!!!!!
hugs, diane

Mama Bear said...

Your white flowers look like peonies. just lovely!