WIP Wednesday: The one year project

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!

Zafira Vaxevanidou

I'm Zafira and I live in Greece. I love quilting and Geek & Sundry. Recently I opened a new YouTube Channel called The Quilt Codex, and it's aim is to make 2000 quilt block tutorials! Visit us!


  1. oh my! It looks amazing! Bravo (χαράς το κουράγιο σου πάντως! εγώ δύο
    μωρουδιακά που έχω φτιάξει, τα απλά ξέρεις, με τα τετραγωνάκια, και μου
    έφυγε ο .... ) Μπράβο μπράβο χίλια μπράβο! Είναι απλώς υπέροχο :)

  2. This is beautiful, and you have a wonderful background for your photographs

  3. Lyn @ What a Hoot QuiltsNovember 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    What gorgeous shots! Where is that? Your quilt is so pretty. I wish I had insight for you about the needles and stitching, but I haven't worked with perle cotton yet.

  4. Very pretty! I love dresden plates- making those little wedges is quite satisfying. And I think they look wonderful with hand-quilting (even if it does take forever!).

  5. It looks great! Good luck with your handquilting! I'm handquilting my first project and, knock on wood, it's going well so far.

  6. The dresdens are just beautiful - I love the circles used in between each plate - very nice! This will be a treasure for years to come.

  7. It is coming along beautifully. It is going to be so worth it when it's done.

    I also really love your photography!

  8. Very beautiful. I hav never hand quilted before, so have no advice for you. But I'm sure it will turn out lovely and will add to the heirloom feel of this quilt.

  9. I haven't quilted with perle cotton before, but I did find quilting my Dresden plate hard because of the extra layers of fabric, especially at the points of each blade. Take your time, and just do the best you can!

  10. Thank you Lynn! The photos were taken in Astros, Peloponnese-Greece. A village by the sea.

  11. Lyn @ What a Hoot QuiltsNovember 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    ahh - No wonder they were so pretty. :D


    blogging at What a Hoot! quilts from the heart

  12. Such a beautiful quilt! I've been using Tulip needles for applique lately, but I suspect they are much to thin to quilt with - or fit 8 perle cotton through.

  13. Checkin' your blog now! and following with Bloglovin...

  14. Μην νομίζεις και τα τετραγωνάκια παλούκι είναι, ειδικά στην αρχή...Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ

  15. I use the same needles for quilting and applique, and yes I can pass the Perle thread....