Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Daisy's House Quilt

 This week in my studio i have been making projects for spring magazines........as i can't show those makes just yet i thought i'd show you this little quilt.........it was made a while ago using gorgeous pam kitty morning fabrics and named after my lovely little grand daughter who was just beginning to enjoy playing with dolls and doll's houses at the time....................
.............i love house images and have often drawn, painted, cross stitched and appliqued little houses in my work.......i also love home making and am fascinated by other people's homes too :).......
 ......... the pattern for my*daisy's house quilt* appears in my pretty patchwork gifts book.........
...........it is easy to sew, the applique fabrics are all backed with bondaweb, the pattern shapes traced on from the book, and cut out, then ironed in place and stitched round the edge with blanket stitch....or you could machine them in place...........i loved making daisy's house and plan to make a whole quilt filled with scrappy houses sometime soon :)................
............i also loved using the pam kitty morning fabrics, they were the perfect choice for this quilt, being both bright and very pretty.......now i am looking forward to working with some pam kitty picnic fabrics next.......... the little doll's moses basket here with bertie the bear cosily tucked up was brought back from barcelona for me by a kind friend, to use for the bunnies..........
 ..........lots of people kindly got in touch with me after my last post about english paper piecing and making doll quilts...........both are very easy to do and a great way to start patchwork and quilting......so if you are considering giving it a try please do :)........choose fabrics and colours that you really like and enjoy the process..........and make what you love...............
 ...............the daisy print from pam kitty morning was my choice for the backing of this little quilt....
 ............below is a picture of the new 2014 quilter's desk diary that i received this week.........it would make a great christmas gift ..........
.............and i was very pleased that my little hexagons quilt was featured on one of the spring pages.........there are lots of lovely quilts in the diary, a very varied selection from lots of beautiful quilting books........................
............you can buy the quilter's desk diary on amazon as well as in good stores...........and you can find the pattern for my little hexagon quilt in my pretty patchwork gifts book too..............
............are you feeling christmassy yet??........here are some more houses, this time snowy little cross stitch houses made into christmas tags for the latest issue of crafts beautiful magazine which is packed with fun festive ideas..........i stitched these houses when the weather was warm and sunny and the garden was full of flowers...............
 ..........i haven't actually started decorating for christmas yet, honestly....... but i wanted to make the tags look festive so i opened a box of baubles especially for the photo............it's been such a mild autumn here that i haven't felt christmassy at all and going into shops filled with christmas decorations and playing christmas songs just felt strange...................but i am making some christmas gifts and have sorted out some paper to make some pretty tags and it is nice to get all those things done in plenty of time without rushing at the last minute................
...........thank you for dropping in here, lovely readers, and for leaving me such sweet comments and emails..........i am looking forward to going on some blog visits myself now.............wishing you a very happy, crafty week............keep cosy............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

42 comments:

Jenn M said...

So (sew!) pretty Helen; I just love all the patchwork and sewing and crafting you have been up to lately. I love to visit your blog because it contains all my favourite colours and is such a treat to visit.
Jenn

serendipity said...

What a sweet little quilt. Bertie looks very cosy in the basket. I love the little tags too, very pretty. xx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Oh my, just so cute!! I am so glad I have your wonderful book to make such beautiful things!! Love your cross stitch tags too!!

Ali said...

Gorgeous as always!!! Your taste in fabrics and how they will co-ordinate is fantastic xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

If I never make a quilt Helen it certainly won't be your fault because you fill me with inspiration every visit. I love Daisy's little house quilt and Bertie looks very cosy in his basket! :)Maybe making a little dolls quilt would be the way to start, it could keep some of my bunnies warm. :)
Thanks again for a wonderful post,
V xxx

Jane said...

Aww Helen my Daisy would love that little quilt and dolly bed when she is bigger. It's just so sweet. We have had a blast of winter here today...brr. I love all your festive makes, not long now..;0) x

Amy at love made my home said...

All of your things are lovely Helen, but I especially like the cross stitch gift tags, they will make lovely bookmarks for the recipients! It must be strange doing things for books and magazines out of season. Just as the rest of us are gearing up for Christmas you are on to spring! xx

Christine Barnsley said...

What a darling little quilt! I have your book but unfortunately at the moment it is packed in a box whilst some renovation works are being carried out! Every time you mention that a project is in the book I long to be able to unpack it!! Hopefully, it won't be too long to wait now! :)

my4lilgirls said...

Oh Helen the quilt is just so sweet, I agree the fabrics are just perfect.
Thanks for the lovely inspiration
Karen x

❤Coco Rose❤ said...

Helen, I do so love popping here to see what you have been up to. Your posts are a sheer delight to read and visual candy for the eyes! I always leave feeling uplifted and inspired. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us here, it really is a delight.

Have a super rest of a week.

Vanessa xxxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen! Lucky girl Daisy! So beautiful and cute quilt! Houses are so great for quilts and patchwork. I love also your cross stich tags! No sign of Christmas here yet as it's like summer! x Teje

Cozy Little House said...

It's adorable! You have such fantastic creativity. No, I'm just not feeling Christmas yet...
Brenda

forgetmenots blue said...

No feeling very. Christmassy yet but will do soon when I have my shopping done. Your quilt is beautiful. I have your book on my Christmas list can't wait to have a look through. Your work is always so beautiful xx

Kate Eastwood said...

HI Helen
Your little Christmas tags are so lovely, sooo tempted to start getting the Christmassy things out.
Kate x

Chrissie said...

I am so glad I have your Pretty Patchwork book, because I think those little dolly quilts would be perfect for my girlies! :) And the cross stitch tags are so cute, I think I could do them now that I finished my first cross stitch project, thank you! Festive and fun! Chrissie x

amanda peters said...

Very beautiful work.....I have that rabbit, so cute.

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

You won't believe this but this is the exact page I have your book opened to on my ironing board. I just think it would be the great jumping off spot for me re-entering the world of quilting after an absence of 15 years while raising and homeschooling my kids. Love those Pam Kitty Love fabrics, I have a few fat quarters of hers and may mix them with a few other fabrics to make it. You are always inspiring me!

Hugs ~ Mary

Hannapat said...

Such a pretty quilt and I have been eyeing out that Hexie quilt which I will try and make as a little one for another babies bed as it is so pretty. I live the very pretty gift tags, they are gorgeous and like you I havent really entertained the idea of christmas decorations just yet. Thanks for sharing the calander it sound wonderful. Wishing you a happy and creative week. Xoxo

A little happy place said...

Such a pretty quilt and the Pam Kitty fabrics are just lovely. I haven't cross stitched for years, I think I may just put in on my 'to do' list for 2014. Thank you for sharing, Sarah xo

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, sorry I haven't visited in a while, but I am glad to see that it is still a lovely bright and sunny corner over here.
Your little house quilt is so cute, as ever your choice of fabrics, is sublime. I love the lollipop flowers too. I enjoyed your last post also. I am doing a workshop of English pieced patchwork on Friday, and am feeling a little nervous about it. We will be making a needlebook. I hope I haven't been too ambitious for beginners. We shall see!
Your little cross stitch tags are just lovely, Christmassey, but with a difference.Hoping it's not too cold with you now. Much love, Linda x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

This is such a lovely little quilt, I'm starting to feel a little Christmassy, I have however only got two pressies and haven't made a thing yet.....whoops, better get cracking! :) x

Swallow Barn said...

that quilt is absolutely gorgeous, I wish I could make something so lovely. you have a real talent.

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Helen as always your posts drive me wild with joy. I adore the little quilt and much as I love my little peeps I am not that sure I could part with it! I do love your cross stitch and wish I could do it, yours is just wonderful. Helen thank you so much for being so supportive on my blog, it means such a lot to me. Have a fab weekend and keep warm. Big hugs
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Cindy said...

I love your little Daisy quilt! I have used that fabric line and it's one of my favorites.
I also like your cross stitched tags. I love making tags for gifts, don't you?

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi lovely quilter, Helen, You have done it again. What an adorable little Daisy quilt! The fabric is so wonderful and I love the quality of Pam Kitty! I need you here to keep me motivated to finish some of the WIP's I have......maybe this will be the winter I finish 2 quilts!?! Sure wish I could find Craft Beautiful here in the states, I haven't found it so far, I will keep looking
Take care and keep cosy, xoRobin

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

how much blue in this post!!!!! love it!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Helen, As always, outstanding beautiful work!!! You really are such an inspiration!!! Love your blog and your books!!! Have a happy week!!!
Love
AMarie

KC'sCourt! said...

Everything is so pretty. Lovely post.
Julie xxxxx

Janine Marques said...

Christmast feeling is already in my house also :)
So nice to visit your blog always beautiful works and craft, a excelent inspiration :)
I recently went to a craft and drawing fair, i have some photos in my blog, it always goad to receive your visit :)
Hugs with love
Nina

Crafted by Carly said...

What a very pretty, pretty post, Helen! I love visiting your beautiful home on the web! :-)
Carly
x

Madelief said...

Your spring quilt looks lovely Helen! I always like the things you make. To have such happy colours :-)

Congratulations on your hexagons quilt being published. Such an honour!

I do not have the Christmas feel yet, but I think I will get some boxes from the attic next week. That might help :-)!

Happy evening!

Madelief x

Ladybird Diaries said...

The little quilt is gorgeous...and I love how you have named it for your granddaughter. I really like the stitched tags too. Another lovely post which I enjoyed very much, thank you!
Marianne x

vintage grey said...

Hi Helen,
The quilt is absolutely beautiful and sweet! I love the fabrics and your stitching is so pretty! And, the cross stitch tags are darling! Wishing you a wonderful and crafty week! xo Heather

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Teresa Kasner said...

I love your quilts and seeing your cross stitch makes me want to do some. I actually would love to start decorating for Christmas, but we have Thanksgiving in a week.. but the day after that.. the tree goes up!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Pat said...

Hello Helen - The sweetest quilt for Daisy. I loved the design in your book and it's lovely to see it again for Daisy in your blog. Pat x

Bumpkin Bears said...

Your quilt is gorgeous x

trudette said...

I love the quilt
and the pictures are adorable too.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, it's such a gorgeous little quilt Helen and the colours are so very pretty(I especially love the shade of blue here)
Dear Bertie has clearly made himself at home, hasn't he?... and the little cross stitch house in the snow is just lovely!
Wishing you a Happy New Week,
Susan x

gillyflower said...

Such a sweet little house quilt, the fabrics are gorgeous!
Love the little cross stitch gift tags too.
Have a lovely week Helen!
Gill xx

Pink Milk said...

Oh Helen, your posts are always such a joy.

I love other people's houses too - in fact, you'll often find me walking the dog at dusk when I can peer into lamplit lounges! I'm so nosy!

A beautiful quilt and I'm quite smitten with your gorgeous snowy tags.

Heather x

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

Actually, that's how I started quilting with a "cheater" panel doll quilt of hearts that I hand quilted. I haven't done much sewing this year but hopefully that will change soon! I love my crocheting and knitting but it takes too long to make gifts! LOL! Let's face it....I love it all! Your little quilts are precious and I always love your fabrics you as you have such good taste! The cross stitch tags are adorable!