Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Quilts and bears.

I've been busy with the blocks for my '9 of Hearts quilt'and have decided to use the quilt as you go method. I'm working in rows of three blocks and will join them all together to complete the quilt.
I often use this way of quilting as it makes each piece so easy to handle and I can vary the backing fabric.




Here is my appliqued heart. I used a printed nine patch for the background. I really enjoyed needleturning this, something I haven't done for a while. As I quilt I'm going to add more embellishements, no ideas yet, it will just 'evolve'.



I love this wonderful red against the brown linen look fabric. you can just see a peek of the backing, it a plaid homespun.


I hope to get lots of work done on this over the next two weeks. I'm off to Winchester to run my friends Bed and Breakfast while she has a holiday. I hope to show you lots of this beautiful city while I'm there.

Lets not forget the bears!!


                    This is 'Lottie' a patchwork bear with a heart of gold....
   and this is 'Arthur' who is made of wool and is a little worn and frayed.
                  (sorry for blurry pic... camera wobble)

I'm off now to do a little more research on my family tree, something I've always wanted to do. So far I have found Russian and Irish connections, exciting eh!!

Have a great week. xox Angela.

9 comments:

Nancy in MT said...

Angela, I love the reds with the gray, beautiful stitching. Your bears are wonderful. I have a cousin that is researching our family tree, my grandparents on my Mother's side came from Spain to the US.

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Angela,
so beautiful blocks, that red is my favorite, and with the brown it looks even more cosy,and beautiful.
It will be so pretty and lovely when finished.
And your bears are so lovely too, I love Lottie, with her colours of red -white and brown also, and little Arthur sweetly worn :-)
Thankyou for showing your precious fellows, and beautiful quilt.
Hugs from Dorthe

Createology said...

Your quilt blocks are quite pretty. The colors are so unique and soft. As for your bears...super adorable. Such personality in each one. Blissful Stitching...

Patty said...

LOVE your hearts blocks. Colors are soothing and special! Love your bears too, thanks for sharing! Have a fun time at the B&B, we wanna see lots of pics when you get back! :)

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Angela! I love those bears! They are sooo cute! Thank you for your sweet comment and visit. It's always nice to hear from you. :)
xo,
Karen

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Hi, Angela! I've just found your lovely blog, and I'm a new follower...so nice to "meet" you! (Love genealogy, too!)
Best,
Anne

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Angela
What a sweet quilt you are making.
I love that "quilt as you go method" - it makes it so manageable!
Beautiful colours here!
Lottie and Arthur are so sweet and you are so clever.
Have a lovely time at the B and B. hope you get lots of time to quilt as well as tour.
Thanks for your lovely visit!
Hugs and love,
Suzy

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Angela, red on brown is a perfect combination, the colors suit each other, your blocks looks wonderful, love the bears they are so lovely. Have a nice and warm weekend.
Hugs Anni

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I do love red and brown together. And I love hearts. And bears! How fun that you get to run your friend's b&b. Hope all is going well. Best wishes, Tammy