Coast and cow parsley

It’s half term holidays here next week (again!) so I desperately wanted to make the most of my child free mornings this week.

And, I think I have:









I have started this little project inspired by my favourite place: the English coast.

I met Sue from ‘Natures Threads’ who has kindly agreed to be the very first stockist of my quilt patterns! I’m so pleased about that. 


And I have been searching the internet for the perfect wallpaper for the wall behind our bed (classic, cast iron, brass knobs). The wallpaper needs to be in keeping with the age of the house, but with a clean, fresh feel. It has to look nice with the crazy quilt I am about to start making and my other bed quilts. It can’t be expensive and we both have to love it.

Now, can you guess which criteria is causing me the most problems?

Yes, getting Tony to agree with me!

I want this. Cow parsley by Cole and Son.

What do you think?


12 Responses to “Coast and cow parsley”

  1. Lucy Locket-Pocket Says:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Your new quilt is looking fabulous! Can’t wait to see it all together! Lucy x

  2. hazeljoy Says:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    oooh nice! we’re going for some nice wallpaper this week. thinking about getting some neisha crossland. have a look in her site – there are some lovely simple & fresh designs xx have a good long weekend

  3. amy Says:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Oh, how lovely your blocks are! I can hear the water splashing at the shoreline. Gorgeous wallpaper choice!

  4. Kathleen Says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Wow, that Cow parsley wallpaper is beautiful! Who would not like it? I love a combination of bright yellow walls, white woodwork and natural wood floors and I’d have my whole house like that if I could. Good luck with the quilt patterns!

  5. Claire Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Such a beautiful quilt underway – you have made wonderful use of your time! I love the colours.

    Both your bed quilts are charming.

    You get my vote for the wallpaper – It is enough to convince me to start looking at wallpaper, and I don’t even need any. I especially like the fact that it is such a happy yellow.

  6. Sue Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Janet,
    i love your coast project can’t wait to see it made up, it’s going to be gorgeous!! Looking forward to recieving the pattens for them. Thanks for putting me on you recent blog, i’ve taken your advice and am setting one up now. YOUr first quilt is so bright and fresh!
    I went to the St. Andrews church quilt show on Saturday and recognized your work instantly, your quilt is beautiful, i can see we’re going to get on well as we both like the same things. I really enjoyed your visit on Thursday a few moments after you left Brigitte arrived & we had a lovely chat.

  7. monica Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    hey I wanted that wallpaper… but guess what… my husband wasn’t keen on that either.


    nice blocks by the way, very vere beautiful.

  8. tracy x Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    lovely blocks x
    the wallpaper design is beautiful but i could not wake up to that colour everyday – yuk!
    t x

  9. Rachael Rabbit Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    I simply love the wall paper! Its amazingly bold and pretty – I’m so timid when it comes to color in the house – slightly off white walls everywhere! Dull little olde me!

  10. lynette anderson Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Absolutely love the by the seaside blocks you are working on. Cant be much longer until ‘the show’ can it?
    Just order the wallpaper he will love it when it arrives.

  11. Nanette Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Congrats on having your patterns out in the market.

  12. thevintagemagpie Says:
    May 30th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Love the cow parsley wallpaper. Somehow you have to get him to think its all his idea 😉
    Well done on the pattern front. That must feel amazing.

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