Monday, 14 August 2017

Flower Garden Quilt

 Today we are enjoying a floral theme......this summer our flower border has been especially colourful and it's a pleasure to make little posies of these bright blooms to enjoy around the house.....
 ............one of our favourite quilts is the flower garden quilt shown here.......
 ..............i made it years ago, inspired by a flower power project i did for a magazine......i love bright applique flowers on a white background and the lovely texture the quilting creates..........
 ..................here it is in the potting shed for a quick photo shoot of the whole thing (practising for when i go out 'into the wild' with my quilts :)............
 ................in the garden now, on the metal bench.........
 .............i might make a version of this quilt again using some of my current favourite fabrics.....
 ..............this one was a real scrappy quilt and i used anything i could find at the time to create the bright flowers, including cutting up a recycled dress.............
 ..............it's nice to still be enjoying it...........below is a picture of the gorgeous snapdragons in our flower border.......
 ..............and we have masses of these sunny daisies (i think they are heleniums).....
 .............below is a new work in progress.............the scrappy stars quilt is well underway now.....
 .............it's fun to do because each one is different and the variety of blocks should make a very lively design when it is all sewn together..............
 .............we are having a fun summer here indoors and out, with family and friends......i am fitting my work in too and have a lot of new things in the pipeline which i will be able to show soon..........
...............thank you for dropping by lovely readers and for the sweet comments you leave me.......wishing you a wonderful sunny week ahead filled with happy days and crafty inspirations......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 7 August 2017

Summer Blues

 Happy new week everyone...and happy new month too.......today's theme is blue as you can see....
 ................i love blue and white together any time of year but especially in summer.......
 .............the blue and white cushion i made last year is in use a lot this summer both indoors and outside in the garden.........here it is with the beautiful blue agapanthus flowers which are having a good summer here on our patio.......
 ...............here is the blue and white checkerboard quilt also having an airing in the garden.....
 ......i haven't yet tried taking pictures of my quilts 'in the wild'....the garden is as adventurous as i get........but i think i'll try and go further afield soon :).......
 .............blue lavender.......one of my favourites and now it is time to cut some for drying to make lavender sachets again.......
 ...............adding more hearts to my red and blue hearts quilt each week as well as working on a gazillion other projects......
 ..............this time of year is super busy for me as i look after my grandchildren for some of the holidays too.....they are so adorable and such fun.........
 ..............making these little heart blocks using hand sewn applique is a quick crafty fix.....and they soon sew up into a bigger block by machine when a few have been made......
 ................next i have some exciting news.....here is a peek at the christmas design i created for sew and so's secret christmas stitchalong......if you join the modern folky inspired stitchalong you'll have a handmade cross stitch piece ready for the start of the season.........
 .....a new motif will be released weekly (12 charts in total) and a materials pack is available to pre order........find out all the details at sew and so here............
............thank you lovely readers for dropping by to see me here and for leaving such sweet comments.......wishing you a wonderful week ahead with lots of happy crafty times......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxx