Hello fellow bloggers! Today I am participating in the Around the World Blog Hop! I get to tell you some things about myself and my creative process.
I was invited by Shelley of The Carpenter’s Daughter who quilts who is a really experienced quilter and a new blogger. The main goal of this Blog Hop is to talk about your creative work and process and then invite more bloggers to follow the path. Almost as an endless Blog Hop that goes around the world. I really do not know who started it first, so if someone does please leave it on a comment. I am really curious how far back that blog hop goes.

As most of you know I am Greek and I live in Thessaloniki where the last years there’s been an outbreak of quilters coming around from every corner. This sewing hobby has never been popular in Greece but it is gaining ground a lot the past few years. Everything you do in my country regarding quilting is new and exciting! There is almost nothing published in the greek language regarding quilting, and everyone who hears what I do, needs an explanation of what is this type of sewing hobby.

What I'm working on?
For the past months I have dedicated myself on making exclusively baby quilts and quilted pillows in order to fill my shop and leave behind pouches and other accessories. In the meantime also working on favor bags and christening/wedding favors and fulfilling orders.

Sailor baby quilt
Quilted pillow covers
Christening Favors for Anna

But my main love and obsession was growing on my mind for the whole past year and finally it is alive. I have started a new quilting YT Channel called The Quilt Codex. Its sole purpose is to make one quilt block per video, and thus create a large quilt block video database. My plan is to make videos of more than 2000 quilt blocks and run an easy to search web site in order to find instructions on how to make every block you would need really easily!

The Quilt Codex


So my time is split between video shooting, image processing, graphics for the videos and quilt making.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I am a very straightforward person so everything you see- this is what you get..absolutely nothing hidden in between. I guess my work is also like that. And you can clearly see that in my videos. Straight instructions, working fast and showing everything I do very easy to make. No bubbling, no dressings…

Peek quilt
Checkers quilt 1

But my quilting is more traditional with a hint of vintage-girlie glow. That is truly absurd! I guess I haven’t found my true style yet… So I can safely say that my work does not differ from others really…

Why do I write/create what I do?
I really don’t know!!! It just came one day in 2009, while having a lot of free time on my hands! Maybe my grandma had something to do with that, because as a child I always did crafty stuff, but that stopped as soon as I got 13 years old.

Now I cannot think myself of not doing something creative even if I am on vacations or out drinking a coffee. And I know this is called an addiction! I guess the whole process makes me still feel like a child, and now that I think about it, everything I enjoy in life is a bit childish or makes me feel younger (type of music, gaming, social media, sci-fi movies, geek & sundry). For heaven’s sake, I am a 36 year-old fan of Lady Gaga! So there’s your answer!

How does my writing/creating process work?
I just go as my instinct tells me. My best ideas where while doing completely irrelevant things. Almost everything I do is spontaneous, and simply if I have an idea on the bus, I write it down and try to make it.

Dresden wip

Mainly, I get inspiration from all of you fellow quilters-bloggers, from Flickr and Pinterest. Firstly I pick a pattern, maybe modify it a bit and choose my fabrics. Almost never the other way round.

WIP Swoon 2013

I like trying different techniques, that is why I enjoy traditional piecing as well as English paper piecing, as well as applique. (I know I need to find my style!)

And most of all I like sharing, in my blog in social media platforms, and away from keyboard.

Hop along
We have to keep this Blog Hop running so I am tagging two fellow quilters: Karyn @ Milly Made it and Laura @Porcupine Stew. Karyn is from New Zealand and Laura from US. Of course I haven’t met them in person (but I would really love to), I only know them through their online activity. Karyn has an amazing taste in combining fabrics and Laurel apart from her quilting, she is also into screenprinting and embroidery which are both my favorites.

Keep this Hop hopping! Stop pinning and start quilting!


Linking on to Freshly Pieced, for a WIP Wednesday, and Crazy Mom Quilts!
Summer has passed quietly but with many new ideas and a lot of creativity! Two more pillow covers for boys finished this summer, and I was really to know that everybody loved them! 
Pillow cover with name applique Pillow cover Quilted pillow covers
I've combined some of my favorite fabrics, as a custom order for pillow covers. Just pick your favorite combination and make the most unique gift for a child! It is perfect as a christening gift!
You can find the listing HERE!
Pillow listing Pillow cover combos Pillow cover combos Pillow cover combos

And I've got a surprise for you! I've started a brand new project that I've thinking of the past year...and finally it is happening!

A new YouTube channel full of quilting!
The idea is "One Video-One Quilt Block". My aspiration is to make almost 2000 videos, 2000 quilt blocks in two languages (english and greek) and to help as many people to discover quilting! Simply explained short videos with a touch of handmade!

Subscribe to our channel and be the first to watch the new blocks every week! More great things to come....Here is a video to give you a taste:
Thank you for your support..and I am linking back to Sew Fresh Quilts for an amazing TGIFF and to Confessions of a fabric addict at Can I get a Whoop Whoop! Also linking over at Freshly Pieced !!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
The cuttest idea for a christening favor for your little angels' baptism! These cute cotton bags are to be filled with candy favors and accompany your boy's baptism, baby shower or party!

They are an astounding little favor for all of your lovely guests...you will amaze everyone!

Your baby's baptism deserves a really unique favor!
Favor bag
Favor bags for boy baptism
Favor bag
Favor bags for girl baptism
Favor bag
Cute unisex favor bags!
Favor bag
Adorable favor bags for boys!

See more favors here!

All favor bags are made to order! Please place your order in advance.

These listing are for 20 favor bags that each measures 6 x 4 inches (15,2 cm x 10,2 cm).

Every favor bag will have a DIFFERENT "stamp" print in front (stamps are the little fabric that is sewn on the front). Just ask for the right color range and every guest will have a unique favor bag!!! If you prefer the same print in front than just convo me and I will send you in photos the available prints!

The listing DOES NOT INCLUDE CANDIES or SUGARED ALMONDS that accompany the christening favors. If you would like the full christening favor package than you should contact me and we would make a reserved listing for you!

If you would like a specific tag with the date and name of the boy/girl baptism date/names than just ask for it! We would be glad to make one for you for FREE!

Available hues
CAREFUL: Please include in your order notes what hues would you like to have for your front "stamp" print:

Green, Blue, Aqua, Purple, Yellow, Red, Mixed, Pink
Or ask for any color!!!

On your final product you will get a wonderful mix of the hue or hues that you selected!

Need more than 20? Just contact me for a reserved listing so that we can correct the shipping fees!!!


Prices for other quantities:
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1 Favor Bag 4 euros
10 Favor bags 40 euros
20 Favor bags 80 euros
50 Favor bags 150 euros (25% sale)
100 Favor bags 300 euros (25% sale) [If you would like the almonds accompanying the favors it is FREE for this quantity]
200 Favor bags 600 euros (25% sale) [If you would like the almonds accompanying the favors it is FREE for this quantity]

Every single favor bag is handmade by me in my home sewing machine, and especially made for your occasion!