Thursday, March 5, 2009

Stash and Rain

I used some of my old old stash, that I have not wanted to cut as I liked it so much.  Realised it was crazy having it in the cupboard just getting older and older, so thought I'd just cut it into squares and make it into a quilt for my bed.  Made most of it in the Christmas holidays, and then finished off the quilt top last weekend, incorporating some of the lovely new Ava Rose.

A Kristen Doran piece inspired me to have another go at a mini quilt for my mini quilt wall.  After a wet long cold Sports Day with school, I had to come home and sew, just to calm myself down and get over the dreadful day.
. . . and then I realised the cold and wet had been raining on my garden . . . so I went outside, and had to run back in for my camera.  I was so pleased to see my plants a little bit happy and dampness everywhere.



28 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh Annie you have done a wonderful job with your quilt it look so fresh and spring like..
Wonderful that your plants are smiling too,
cheers Vickie

Janette said...

Hi Annie
Love the quilt!!! Sounds like the kids enjoyed the sports day. My garden is happier with the rain too.
See you soon.
Janette

trashalou said...

Hurrah rain! Did the lolly lady not come share with you?

bennie and patsy said...

beautiful post, enjoyed very much.
Patsy

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, such pretty pictures! I love that new quilt -- such a good reminder to use some of our stash. I end up hoarding it too long and then don't like it anymore!

Lavon said...

I just love your pictures.

Your quilts just make me smile and your flowers make my day.

thanks so much for sharing.

wonderwoman said...

your quilt is gorgeous, such lovely colours and fabrics - i'm not surprised you wanted to hold onto them!

xx

Calidore said...

You have been busy. Love the fabrics in the quilt - simply stunning. Nice to see the flowers with rain drops on them too.

Stina said...

Glad that you finally had some rain...:o)
As always love your flowerpictures.. so gorgeous...and I know what you mean with the fabrics... stupid to let them hide in a cupboard...I have to learn by you and make something of them.. love your new quilt!!! :o)

Jelly Wares said...

Annie, both quilts look gorgeous!!! I love all of the flower pics too, you sure must have an amazing garden..

Take Care
Jodie :)

rachelmp said...

Love your quilt top Annie!

Guðrún said...

The roses are BEAUTIFUL.

our shabby cottage said...

Your new quilt looks beautiful Annie - just my cup of tea - a bit like the pink rose!

Muddling Through said...

Your plants DO look happy. I love to see them when they're freshly washed like that!
I'm loving your quilt, too. Isn't it good to know that those fabrics are not locked away, but can be enjoyed by you every day!
Keep showing us all your pretties. They brighten my day. Always.

devliegendekoe said...

Huray for the rain! I can smell it as well as your smiling plants!

The quilt is gorgeous!

Kerri said...

The colours are so soft and beautiful. It will go so well on a bed.
Your flowers look so refreshed after a spot of rain. The rose is divine. Thanks for sharing

Lurline said...

I have just popped in from Kerrie's blog - love your blog and I could smell the flowers in the rain - love your quilt, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Great news about the rain Annie! And that quilt is looking gorgeous!

Lucy xxx

Winifred said...

I love those pictures with the rain on the roses, gorgeous.

I know exactly what you mean about cutting into fabrics you like. YOu want to keep it! It was worth it becasue it looks really lovely.

crafty things said...

All the pictures look great. Love the rain coated plants!

Sandi said...

Your quilt is lovely, Annie, the red sashing looks great! Glad to see that your garden is getting a drink.

picciolo said...

oh your quilt looks gorgeous! I hoard fabrics too, you are right they need to be used!
: )

Kate said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Catherine said...

Ahh, don't you just love wet days at school!!! Your quilt looks very calm and refreshing though...something to help sooth the frazzled mind at the end of the day!!
Enjoy your Sunday...Cathyx

Beth said...

Lovely, lovely, your blog! It's inspiring and gives a state of peacefulness and tranquillity. Thank you! If you don't mind I'd like to follow your blog and put it on my blogs' list. I love quilts too but have no hability.
I'm trying to have my blog in english too, now is only in portuguese.
Kisses

Jenny said...

What a beautiful quilt-such lovely fabric and the colours are so subtle and spring like. So glad you finally got some rain-your garden will be happy now! We have our sports day in a few weeks-caný wait-not!!! Have a great week:)

Melanie said...

Beautiful photography!

Your quilt reminds me of a Victorian bedroom with white walls and romantic roses and a wash basn. beautiful!

May Kristin said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful flower pics!