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

27 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the flower quilt. You always inspire me with lots of lovely ideas. Love your star blocks too.

Julie xxxxxxxx

Cindy said...

Love your flower quilt! It looks like it was a lot of work, but well worth it! Have a great week in your garden and craft room!

thewarmfireplace said...

What a beautiful quilt, I think those flowers could be galladias, just look like sone I've grown this year. Sue

Brenda Pruitt said...

Love, love, love the quilt!
Brenda

Jacky H said...

Love the quilt flowers really sets it off.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your garden is looking so pretty Helen, I love snapdragons ..they remind me of my childhood, we always had them!
I do love your flower quilt.....so cheery. :)
So glad you're having a lovely summer.
V x

Ali said...

So, so pretty xx

Anonymous said...

Everything is so pretty. natalie

Mickie said...

Helen,
Love the sweet flower quilt, it is so cheerful and colorful! Snapdragons are one of my favorite flowers, but for some unknown reason I didn't plant any this year. Must do so next year.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie Indiana, USA

Anonymous said...

Beautiful



Erika

Pat's Patch said...

Lovely floral post showing your gorgeous quilts. Your hybrid coloured flowers are like little patchworks. XOXO

Kate said...

Helen, your flower garden quilt is so beautiful .... and so are your flowers.

Teresa Kasner said...

As always, I adore the colors you use in your quilting and your garden and flowers. I need to cut a bouquet for myself as the roses are doing well in all of our sunshine of late. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Bee Lady said...

I love the flower quilt. Such a great reminder of summer gardens. I'd have to leave it out all year long. Can't wait to see what new and exciting projects you are going to show us. I love the colors you use.
Cindy

Studio Maywyn said...

Lovely quilts. I look forward to seeing the scrappy stars.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

I love the border on the floral quilt!

Amy at love made my home said...

So pretty! I love the combination of the white background and the colourful flowers!

Lorrie said...

Your flower quilt is so bright and cheerful. Scrappy quilts are my favourites. Our garden has been so dry that it's looking a little colourless just now. Rain fell over the weekend, but more would be welcome.

Robbienae said...

Thank your for the pictures of your lovely quilt. Your sweet flowers and accessories help me to see the simple blessings that God provides for us.

Antigone said...

Such lovely photos, Helen, as always....I have my own blog now. I'd be thrilled if you had a look...

Antigone (@ https://antigonemarcelenablog.wordpress.com/)

Wood Fairy said...

Lovely fresh summery quilt, you are always so busy, the stars look interesting, look forward to seeing more.

Simone said...

Brights and whites are a striking combination! Glad you are enjoying the summer Helen and making the most of it. x

gillyflower said...

Gorgeous flower quilt Helen, the white offsets the flowers beautifully!
Loving the star block, will look forward to seeing more!
Enjoy the warm days!
Gill xx

angelasweby said...

Helen, the flowers in your garden match and compliment your fabric colours perfectly. The flower quilt is really pretty and I love the patchwork
blocks.

Camille said...

Ohhhhh, so pretty! More than pretty...amazing, beautiful, charming! As much as I love your quilts, I'm hoping to see some of your beautiful crochet too.

Jan said...

You make the most beautiful quilts.

roth phallyka said...

Love your star blocks too.


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