Monday, 6 November 2017

Nordic Stitches

 As we move into november and the days become more wintry here i am happy to be doing some festive sewing and working on a new quilt...........
 .............as soon as i saw the nordic stitches fabrics designed by wenche wolff hatling of northern quilts for moda fabrics i knew i had to have some.....i bought the charm pack above and a charm pack of kona solids white too and arranged them in a simple checkerboard pattern.....
 ..............i love the designs of reindeer, hearts, snowflakes, knitting stitches and small traditional patterns in red, white and shades of blue......
 .............and i decided to make some applique reindeer to add to the quilt......
 .............it's so cosy sewing these while watching movies and enjoying the firelight of these dark and chilly evenings..........
 .............i hope to finish this quilt in time to use it this christmas so must get sewing this week.....
 ............i love buying a charm pack and then picking my favourites from it and ordering yardage...
 ................the print below is for the backing of my nordic stitches quilt............
 ...............also keeping to my autumn 'finishing up the wips' rule, here is my work in progress ripple blanket, long neglected but now being worked on again..........it was so long since i worked on this one i'd almost forgotten how to do the ripple stitch...but now i am back with it and enjoying it very much again.....
 ...............below are the blue and white bootees i made last week for beautiful new baby louis.......
 .............i gifted them to him at the weekend when we visited and had some lovely new baby cuddles....
 .............we had a lovely walk last week with our dog molly and my elder daughter's puppy betsy.......it's been a beautiful autumn here and there is still plenty of colour and beauty to enjoy in the woods and on the common.....
..............thank you for dropping by dear readers and for your sweet comments.......i love to hear from you............wishing you all a very happy crafty week with lots of sunny days and cosy nights......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

17 comments:

Tanya Rachelle said...

I love this post! The charm pack quilt-- oh my goodness! Beautiful. Love the reindeer. I may be searching to purchase some of this fabric.
~Tanya

Mickie said...

Helen,
You are such an inspiration! Love the ripple blanket and the new quilt, the addition of appliques adds such a sweet personal touch. Don't you just love all the precuts? I have a new jelly roll of Roses on the Vine by Marty Mitchell that I am trying to decide what pattern to make, not to mention the charm packs and layer cakes hidden away. Yikes, I should not begin a new project when I have so many WIPs needing attention. But that is the life of one who loves all things of fabric and yarn. Right?
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie Indiana, USA

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful post Helen! I love your new quilt, those fabrics are fabulous, especially the reindeer and your little applique deer are just perfect!
Your crochet blanket tones in so well too....and as for those cute little boots, oh my! 💙 💙 💙
Happy new week lovely,
V x

Brenda Pruitt said...

I of course love the colors of natural, red and blue!
Brenda

Teresa Kasner said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on the new baby.. I adore his new booties! You must be so happy! I love how your red, white and blue ripple is looking. Is that for the new baby, too? Sweet! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Pom Pom said...

Aw! So pretty! Red and white are so lovely!

Lorrie said...

I love the Nordic Christmas colours of clear white and red, grey, and wonderful simple designs. Your Christmas quilt is sure to be beautiful.

Cream Linen said...

I love the reindeer fabric and applique.The booties are adorable! Tina xxx

Jacky H said...

Such a lovely read I love the fabric. I think I may have to buy some.

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

Helen, you are such a beautiful maker! I love the nordic fabric and your deer applique. The baby booties are so precious. I wish I could just 'carft' all day! I'm trying to get organized so I can!

Rhona said...

Ooooh, those nordic stitches fabrics are gorgeous!Your quilt is looking wonderful. Those baby booties are adorable, glad you were able to get some baby cuddles too.

Cindy said...

Now I want to get some of that fabric too. It is beautiful! And so is the quilt and ripple blanket. Thanks for sharing!

Pat's Patch said...

Gorgeous Nordic quilt, and your reindeer fits perfectly. Louis new booties are so cute. Love the ripple blanket. Xx

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The quilt is so pretty...I really love the reindeer appliques! And the ripple blanket is adorable!

Studio Maywyn said...

Beautiful work!
The white and red Nordic patterns with deer are a favorite. Your silhouette is fantastic, different from the usual ones I see.

marmarel said...

I love this colors and your Ripple Blanket is great!
Greetings from Marijke

Thimbleanna said...

What beautiful red white and blue colors Helen -- a fun departure from your pinks. And those little booties are adorable. Happy Fall!