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Friday, 8 July 2011

Dutch Quilts & Country Homes

At last i got the finger out and started a quilt with my dutch fabrics, I was gonna wait until i had some more red prints, but if I did I know me, it would sit in one of my "far too many" fabric baskets gathering dust for far too many months


Sooooooooo this is what i've put together so far................................................


I had some scraps in reds & used them in little hearts here & there on the quilt, i think it works well & brings a little injection of country into the pattern!!!!


I'm thinking tiny blanket stitch around the hearts in embroidery thread & i will most definitely use the gingham ribbon in the border. I know it kinda sounds OTT but lets give it a try & see eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not altogether sure what to do with the quilt yet, the colors don't go with any in my home so i think it will be kept as a gift for someone in the future.... i might just redo a bedroom to match it though as i've sooo fallen in love with the fabrics :)
Today was my treat day, every month i buy Country Homes & Interiors.........................


I've bought this magazine every month for the last six years, & find it hard to part with any of them, so thats quite a stack, but really this mag has the most beautiful photos, recipes & ideas, here's just a few.......


Look at that divine curtain, i def want................... sinful covetousness.................I still want though ;)


Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Pretty summeryness ( is that a word.....................tis now :)
It really is a lovely browse, a definite favourite.
Looking forward to a lazy evening reading it...............
Also i just wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, now i know there's lots of sweetness out there, Lord bless you :)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, full of happiness & peace
Lots of love Karen Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

21 comments:

faith76 said...

Mmmm that looks a good magazine I may try it out.. the blanket you have created is gorgouse, love the different fabric mixes they go very well together.

Leah x

Pammy Sue said...

Your quilt will be gorgeous! I love the material.

Annaboo said...

Oooooo that quilt is lush! Can't wait to see its progress.
The country homes magazine looks lovely- I've picked it up a few times from the shelf, but never actually bought it- all change now, will head off for one this weekend.
Enjoy xx

**Anne** said...

Hi Karen, I love your quilt in the making. The fabrics look so good together and I especially like those little hearts! :)
How wonderful to have a "treat day". I understand all too well stacks of magazines. I have many and find it so hard to part with them.
Enjoy your weekend,
Anne xx

Margie said...

Hi Karen, I just found your blog, why did I not know about you before. I love your quilting, crochet, creativity and style, and the fact that your are Irish is even better, we crafty Irish women are a rare enough breed. Off to explore your blog some more. Hugs, Margie.

Anonymous said...

Oh that quilt is just fab! The blanket stitching around the hearts and the ribbon in the border sound like great ideas! Hope you enjoyed your evening with the lovely magazine!
Mandy :)

Scribe said...

Love the dutch colors... the hearts make it fun!

cupcakejojo said...

Hello there! I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog & your lovely comment :) your quilt is looking fabulous! And oh my I'm drooling over the picture of the patchwork curtain!! It's stunning!

Jo x

Miss Pixie said...

This is beautiful! I love the colours :)

Katy
x

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Hi, thanks for popping over to my blog, im now a follower of your beautiful blog. Never attempted a quilt! Was thinking of having a go at a small patchwork coaster (something very simple) then maybe progress to larger items, im on a slow learning curve! I also buy CH&I each month without fail, its a fav of mine, im a bit addicted myself xx

Tillyflops said...

Hiya, i have nominated you for "The Versatile Blogger Award"

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rosieposie said...

oh my that is amazing! you're so talented. just come across your sweet blog :-)
x

Linda said...

Hi Karen, i have hopped over from A spoonful of sugar. Your blog is fantastic, love all of your projects and i dont think putting your gingham ribbon in the borders will be OTT. I just want to see how you do it so maybe i can do that with one of my wip's

Handmade in Israel said...

I see from the comment above that I'm not the only one to arrive here from "Spoonful"! Your blog really is delightful. I have enjoyed reading of your adventures in Ireland.

Sandra said...

That is a really lovely quilt - I think you have a great balance of colours. Not sure I could bear to part with it! x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Your quilt is beautiful Karen...I love the colours too...really fresh and pretty..
Country Homes and Interiors is one of my favourite magazines..I never miss an issue..it really is inspiring..
Susan x

The Garden Bell said...

WOWza... that quilt is stunning. You all have the coolest fabric over there. I need to get some new mags to read here in the heat. Off to the book store.

Leah said...

Oh wow your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I adore the fabrics you have used. Especially love the wee hearts. I wonder if we can get that mag in NZ - will have to have a look around. It looks amazing!! Have a fab week.

The Tame Lion said...

Wonderful!
Fantastic!
Absolutely well done!

Annette said...

Love love love that curtain. And wonderful quilt growing. :D

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