Sunday, 6 April 2014

Plenty of inspiration

I have been sewing, making my little patchwork quilt. I cut out lots of squares and just kept going until my quilt was finished.

Arranging squares. And adding a hare or two.

Choosing a border.

Stitching the binding by hand.

Finished, jumping for joy.

I will have to call it my Easter quilt.

The garden has so many lovely spring flowers.

White violets that are scented.
Daffodils I planted last Autumn.
Hellebores.
And my Snakehead Fritillary.
Buds in the sunshine and some of the flowers in my garden.
I hope to draw some. Meanwhile I can enjoy them all. Each day there is something lovely to see. My eye is improving and I am seeing colours brighter. Thank you for your lovely comments. I have not been able to go on the computer for long, but I have started my first drawing with a box of crayons and a brand new sketchbook after a lovely walk at the beach. As the title says, plenty of inspiration everywhere I look.
I will leave you with a lovely sunset from this week. See you soon. Millyx

 
 
 

 

17 comments:

Chloe said...

A lovely quilt Milly, and I'm very glad to hear that your eye is improving now. What a beautiful sunset photograph too, makes me long for mountains and sea!

Maywyn Studio said...

The hare fabric is beautiful. Adding pieces gives your quilt a lot of charm. Beautiful photos

Gill said...

I love your hares Milly!
I wish I could grow fritillaries - I've tried several times but they never survive!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your garden. Lovely flowers and lovely quilt!
I look forward to all your posts.

Feathers said...

Wonderful to have news from you that your eye is improving. Lovely quilt you've done- the hares are a perfect addition, esp. for Easter. I think one of my snowdrops has just broken out of the cold cold ground here in my flower bed. Maybe our spring has not forgotten us alltogether!

Debbie Nolan said...

Milly first and foremost I am so glad your eye is improving. Then wow is your quilt adorable. What a really fine treasure you have created there my friend. The sunset is so gorgeous too. I enjoyed every beautiful flower too. Makes me anxious for some of mine to start opening up. Take care and so glad things are getting better enough for you to draw. Take care and have a great day.

Starr White said...

A beautiful quilt, and you make it look so easy! I am pea green with envy over the fritillaries.

Frances said...

Milli, I am delighted that your eye is steadily improving...how wonderful to see more color!

Your Easter quilt is really fabulous, with its unique combination of fabrics. I particularly like the brownish shades that evoke hares and perhaps some eggs, too.

And...your garden looks so very fine. I am very impressed by all those fritillary flowers...I don't think that I've ever seen so many all together. Splendid!

Have fun with those crayons in your new sketchbook and continued Happy Spring wishes to you. xo

suz said...

so glad your eyesight is improving. Your little quilt is adorable. Love your garden.

Melody said...

I love the mossy stone edging around your garden~ :))) Looks like spring is in full bloom there! We are in crocus mode here mostly... though a few daffodils bloom in extra sunny yards around town. Your quilt is lovely, I love the hare! I can't imagine getting all those tiny squares straight!! Hope you are back to seeing full color very soon! Do we get to see your crayon art in the mean time??? :))))) Happy Spring Wishes from across the Pond!

acornmoon said...

So good to hear that your eyesight is improving. I hope you will go from strength to strength. I love your flower filled quilt with a sprinkling of hares. x

Julie Clay Illustration said...

Glad your eye is getting better, you have such patience with the quilt, it is beautiful. My Snakeshead fritillaries are out, all 3 of them :) and I wondered how yours were looking. Thank you for your comment, I just wanted to say that the Hebden, is not Hebden bridge ( though that is a lovely arty place to visit) it is in the Dales near to Burnsall and Grassington.

RH Carpenter said...

So glad you will soon be drawing again, and thanks so much for the lovely photos and for sharing the quilt. I so admire anyone who can sew and create with fabric like this and really enjoy your energetic hares.

Diana said...

Milly your quilt is gorgeous and so are your flowers. Love to you,Diana

Diana said...

Hope you are feeling BETTER. love,Diana

Bonnie K said...

I love the blanket. It is wonderful. It was sure nice to see flowers. It will be awhile before I have any.

Lucille said...

A beautiful subtle quilt. Lovely too to see all your fritillaries and to know that your sight is improving.