+A block from Checkers quilt
I am getting ready for my Christmas holidays!!! I will be gone for two weeks (yeah!!!), enjoying my family and friends...

I will leave you with this weeks progress:

On Friday, prepared and during the weekend finished a small brown quilt whose blocks, you can see bellow. I had so much fun piecing those (12 in total), because I really am in love with reproduction fabrics. More details about the process on my next post.




Now my stats:
Finished:
Little brown quilt

Currently in progress:
Checkers quilt: piecing whenever there is time
Dresden quilt: still hand-quilting

No progress:
Butterfly quilt
Pinwheel quilt: still waiting for the backing fabric

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1
New projects -0 (but thinking of two)
Currently in progress - 4

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Now it is your turn! Link your own progress at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.

PS. See you in a couple of weeks!! 
Preparing my bags for my Christmas vacations, and sewing. hand-quilting like crazy to finish a small quilt...Soon I will post some pics...

Visit my Etsy Shop for more info on my pouches!



"Baby it's cold outside"...not only listening to the song (the Rufus Wainwright version) but literally it is cold in Peloponessus...and nobody is buying petroleum for the heater, only wood for their fireplace. Our house is really "windy" and no fireplace is enough to heat it. So we stay by the fireplace and far away from my sewing room. Everyday I transport the essential sewing supplies to a table next to the fireplace, in order to sew something!!!

Enough whining....I finished the top of my Pinwheel crib quilt...finally.
I used 2 Charm Packs, the Oliver & S "Cape Ann" and "Hoo's in the Forest" by Riley Blake. Of course the background is Kona cotton.




Working a lot on some tobacco pouches and pencil cases, some of which are available in my Etsy Shop.

Now my stats:
Currently in progress:

Butterfly quilt: preparing the backing
Checkers quilt: piecing whenever there is time
Dresden quilt: still hand-quilting

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 0
New projects -0 (but thinking of two)
Currently in progress - 4

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Now it is your turn! Link your own progress at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.
PS. By the way I love her new logo!!!
Some of my brand new pouches from the shop.
Come back again tomorrow for my Wednesday WIP, as I have finished a new quilt top!!!
Soon more!
+Polka dot denim (my favorite)
 
+Neon Light
Preparing for Christmas!
New listing in my Etsy Shop:
SOLD
 Made from recycled denim fabric.
More on the way!
Still hand-quilting like crazy to try to finish before Christmas, my Dresden quilt (click to read more about it). It has been very pleasing finally basting this quilt and I have been learning a lot about hand-quilting. But I am still a long way to go... The worse thing is that it weighs a ton, so it is more difficult to handle. And Perle Cotton No 8 is also making my life difficult...any suggestions on needles (I am using a No 9 quilting needle), in case I am doing something wrong?


Now for my stats:
Currently in progress:
  • Butterfly quilt: still not basted
  • Checkers quilt: piecing whenever there is time.
  • Pinwheel quilt: it is in the piecing stage)
  • Hexagon english-paper-pieced quilt(a forever project)
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 0
New projects -0
Currently in progress - 4
Now it is your turn! Link your own progress at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.

#Don't forget to leave a comment...I would love some feedback on this project!
Great weather today. The winter is not coming to Greece...and I hope it won't come for a bit much longer. I've been pinning a lot lately, and here are some of these weeks favorite antique quilts. Have a nice weekend!




I am living currently in my pink period. I really hated that color as a child but now it has come back to haunt me...

This is the "Peek" quilt, a gift for my newly born niece Anna...While making it, I really put all my love on this quilt. It is the first time that I 've felt like that and I also made it really faster from my usual creative pace. I am so happy that I will give it next weekend on my trip to Thessaloniki!!! I hope her mother likes it...

Now some info on the making of: I used the amazing-all time favorite prints of Sarah Jane "Children at play" and the pattern is from the "Fresh from the clothesline" book of Darlene Zimmerman. The sashing is Art gallery fabrics, from the Pure Element collection (an very silky-soft solid fabric).

Of course my husband and our golden retriever Robbie, helped me with the photoshoot... we had a lot of fun!


For the backing, I thought about it a lot...and then it came to me to try some machine letter applique (yes this is the first time...!) Well, it came out marvellous, I really enjoyed it and the backing looks like another quilt that can stand on its own.

The binding was one of my favorite parts. I love hand-binding, and since I learned it, machine binding feels really bad...if you know what I mean! While watching like 7 episodes of different tv series, I managed to bind the whole thing. I used the scraps from the quilt and it came out just amazing!
Have a nice weekend, and keep on quilting!
+robbie and me
I am really excited that for the first time I will be participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. It is the best online quilt festival, and it is my only chance to participate in one. Hurry up and visit the FESTIVAL because all the participants have some really amazing projects to show!!!!
Amy's Creative Side

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats

Finished quilt measures : 58″x 66″
Special techniques used : applique.
Quilted by : Zafeira (myself) on a Pfaff Select 4.0 (my home machine)
Best Category : Baby Quilt, Quilt Photographer, Throw quilt
Entry No 76