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Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Zig Zag hand bag

Today, reading again this book, bought years ago, I decided to start sewing 
a bag which pattern is inside. I always wanted to do so, but for an unknown reason, 
I postponed it many times.


The point was to use my remains from Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Kaffe Fassett fabrics

I assemble the triangles into squares


I ironed them, then the stripes.

Stripes & squares

Here I try to match them properly.


I will try to finish it and post it tomorrow.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday's group

This week we met at Eleni's house in Psychikon, a north suburb of Athens.
Eleni is working on the prepation of a craft sale. She is very creative, I love her work.
As every year at this time the craft sales started, and it is always a real pleasure for me to
admire the wonderful skills, and to make my Christmas shopping there.


Severine, Michele and Ginette.

Ginette's quilt

Agnes and Severine.



Eleni's "crazy placemats" are great, she is mixing beautiful fabrics and her quilting
is very interesting!
Crazy patch

 I love this quilt, the stars are shining on a dull background.
Star quilt

Shopping bag
Shopping bag

 Good idea for lampshades.

Table cloth
Spools tablecloth
We had a great time, thank you Eleni!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dear Jane

As winter is coming, the warm tunes of my Dear Jane fabrics attract
me again! Therefore, I thought of putting aside my Flower Garden
project for next spring, as I enjoy sewing those colourful hexagons
 early in the morning in the garden.

Dear Jane Box
Hand made box

Dear Jane
Fabrics and Blocks

Dear jane blocks
Charm packs and blocks

Dear Jane blocks


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Quilting group

We are a group of nine friends and we meet every monday to sew together.
We all of us are passionate by everything connected with patchwork and quilting.
This year, for the time being, we don't have a common project. Each one is bringing her
personal work.

Patchwork group
Monday's group

Patchwork group

Last year, Ginette won this quilt that we did in common,
and she is hand quilting it.

Ginette's quilt
Blue stars

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November tea time

Some time ago I thought of making coasters assorted to my cups.
This is the first and only one... for the time being.

Log Cabin coaster

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


It's absolutely impossible for me to pass by a basket seller without buying a basket!
Yesterday, next to the marketplace I found those beautiful hand made greek baskets
 and I bought the cutest one...

Greek baskets
and it became my quilting basket!

Quilter's basket
Quilter's basket

Quilter's basket

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Greek fishing boats

Although it is November, the weather is still very beautiful in Greece.
Last Friday, with the group of  watercolourists, we went on an excursion
to Lavrio, a harbour situated at 60 km south of Athens. 
There we did sketches and waterpaintings. The subject was wonderful, the light exceptional,
and at the same time I was painting, I was thinking that those colours inspire me for a new quilt!

Lavrio's fishing boats
Three fishing boats

Blue boat
Blue fishing boat

Red and blue boat
Red and blue

Red and blue fabrics
Assorted fabrics for a baby's quilt

Red and blue four patch
Starting a four patch

Friday, November 08, 2013

Antique Log Cabin

This rare quilt belongs to Michele, who is restoring it.

Antique Log Cabin
Antique Log Cabin
Some parts have been damaged.

Antique Log Cabin

I love those fabrics, and especially the plaid one.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Antique woolen quilt

I took those pictures yesterday in Michele's garden in Halandri.
Michele is a member of our quilting group and is the owner 
of this wonderful patchwork, which she bought years ago in

Woolen antique quilt
Woolen top

Wiilen antique quilt
Tied with knots

Woolen antique quilt

Woolen antique quilt
Cotton backing

Antique doll
Michele's doll

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Turquoise inspiration

Just beautiful shades of turquoise.

I love those fabrics offered to me by my son's fiancee Chelsea,
coming back from a trip to Alaska!

Fabric assortment


The refinement of a needle threader!

Needle threader
Needle threader

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Four Patch

Four Patch backing

I did this quilt mainly with leftovers, most of the fabrics are repro from the civil war era.
Machine pieced and hand quilted.
Size : 1 m 72  / 1m 04 cm  

Main Quilt from Leftovers

Four Patch
Fall decoration

Pumpkin, squash, gourd & co

Light and shadow

Friday, November 01, 2013

Mini Double Four Patch

A doll's quilt, machine pieced and hand quilted.
Size : 30 cm / 26 cm

Miniature double four patch
Dolls Quilt

Antique small doll
Antique little doll

Antique small doll
Antique little doll