Monday, 2 October 2017

October

 Happy October everyone............how fast this year is flying by..........here are some cosy autumn makes that i've been working on as the new month is beginning..........
 .................each week i sew another pumpkin or two to add to the growing collection......this one was made from pam kitty morning fabrics...one of my favourite rosy prints on white..........
 ...........i am also working my way through finishing a big pile of unfinished projects......last week i showed my crochet v stitch blanket and i am pleased to say i have sewn in half of those million ends now so should be getting on to the border soon.......here is a red and white patchwork table runner which has been a long time awaiting completion......
 ............it was made with three english paper pieced blocks and some white sashing.......
 ........i hand quilted it and added red and white spotted binding............
 ...........it looks nice on top of the newly painted cupboard and i am so happy to have finished it and to be able to use it now...........again the fabrics are pam kitty morning from lakehouse fabrics......
 ..............shown here with the auricula mug and red and white striped candles both from susie watson........
 .............favourite flowers from the october garden this week.......a new japanese anemone plant is flowering profusely.....such pretty pink flowers too.......and i love the red creeper which grows over a wall at the side of the house......
 .............flowers and berries.........and below is a new charm pack of lecien flower sugar to inspire some new little projects.........
 .............i love charm packs because you can see the selection of fabrics easily and then order yardage of your favourites.......charm packs are good for making quick quilt tops or little projects when you need lots of small pieces of fabric............
 ..............playing with the reds and the pinks this week........hope to show you what i'm making soon :)................
 ..............the weather here today is blustery and chilly.........the nights are drawing in and we are enjoying our evenings with the fire and candlelight keeping us cosy........more works in progress being tackled this week too and coming soon.............
...............thank you so much for visiting me here lovely readers and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me....i love to hear from you...........wishing you happy autumn (or spring) days and a week filled with crafty inspirations..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

23 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Nights are certainly drawing in. Love your pumpkin its gorgeous and your little quilt

Julie xxxxxx

Elizabethd said...

Such a pretty table runner.

Joan Mc said...

Starting to think of items to make for christmas and trying to complete sone UFO's. the red and white always makes me think of christmas. Love the pumpkins!! Joan

Ali said...

So pretty as always - loving the pumpkin :-) xx

Jacky H said...

I love you colour combination. Pumpkins are delightful. It's nice to complete ufo. My are building up again I wish i could finish something before starting something new. Flowers in your garden look gorgeous.

PamKittyMorning said...

Helen! So adorable!

Betty said...

We are thinking alike today. I just posted a runner I made from charm packs. I love them. I think I need to get a red and white pack to make a runner with.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I truly don't know how you do it all! I'm assuming you don't have any arthritis in your hands???
Brenda

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Pure pretty...it always makes me smile!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Another pretty pumpkin Helen...you must have so many now!! :)
Your table runner is so beautiful, like all your work so fresh and clean!
Loving you little autumn floral display too, the anemone is so pretty.
Have a cosy week,
V x

Mickie said...

Helen,
Such a sweet little rosy print pumpkin, love all the Pam Kitty Morning fabrics. I have a weakness for two color quilts, red and white, and blue and white are favorites of mine. Your red and white table runner is a perfect choice for your little white cupboard, and I love the auricular mug. You seem to find the cutest mugs and accessories to pair with your quilts.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

As usual, I love everything you've shown today! The red and white squares - table runner is just darling, and love the striped candles with it! And your sweet little pumpkin is so cute.. I too love the Pam Kitty fabrics but have yet to buy any. I have a few "favorited" on Etsy but keep forgetting to buy some. Too many other things going on this summer. I'm hoping the Fall will slow down a little bit so I can sew and play. Your garden flowers are so pretty too.. love the green with the red berries...... Marilyn in Oregon

Rhona said...

Happy October Helen! Love your pumpkins, they are so sweet!It's a great feeling getting those UFO's finally finished, isn't it? :) What a gorgeous table runner you finished.....it looks wonderful.

Teresa Kasner said...

I enjoyed perusing your pretty images.. love your quilted table runner.. how nice that would look on the dining table at Christmas time! I look forward to seeing your crochet blanket all done. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so in love with your sewn pumpkins in your own unique style! Those colors...perfect! In our imaginations, it's not always about traditional fall colors; rust, orange, deep reds. Perhaps colors that remind us of the flowers you shared from your garden. Lovely.

The table runner you made is so, so pretty! Thank you for sharing your latest works.

Jane xxx

Wood Fairy said...

It's all beautiful, I love red and white together and your litle Nordic horse fits the scene perfectly. I am not a sewer, if only I was! so I admire the amount of thought that goes in to designing your work and planning colour schemes.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Love the sweet pumpkin, and crushing on the reds, too. I've finally gotten back in the mood to sew - maybe it's the fall weather, but you're inspiring me, too!

Mary

Christine B. said...

Such a beautiful red and white table runner Helen and I just love your Autumn flowers! It is feeling very chilly here too! Hope you have a good week! Christine x

Lorrie said...

There are so many pretty fabrics in the world, and I think your choices must be some of the prettiest. Sweet projects, all of them. Flowers and berries are lovely. Happy October days to you, Helen!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy October back to you! As always, your photos are so pretty and calming. I love the pretty red and white runner -- so classic. And the pinks! So Pretty!!!

Simone said...

I love your floral pumpkin! x

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely pumpkins. I'm so glad to welcome autumn after this long hot summer.
Amalia
xo

Becky L. said...

Your fabric pumpkins are so cute! Nice pincushion? It's always nice to finish a project isn't it? I'm visiting from Teresa K blog. Hello from Oregon. I like your blog. I lived in England when I was stationed there with the US Air Force. I really enjoyed my time there. Have a good weekend!