; June 2016 | Quilting Stories Patchwork and Quilting Stories

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gypsy Four patch Quilt Borders

Gypsy quilt top

Gypsy quilt top

Gypsy quilt top

Gypsy quilt top

These days I am still adding borders to enlarge my Gypsy Four Patch quilt top to fit my  bed.
Unfortunately I had no fabric enough to cut stripes properly : following the prints of the fabrics. 
Well... let's say it is boheme style! 

You can see this quilt top before borders were added here.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hexagons in Summer Heat!

Hexagons paper piecing

Hexagons paper piecing

Almond tree

Almond tree

Summer started abruptly this year : since Saturday we have here in Athens Greece 40 ˚C (104 ˚F)!!
Difficult to quilt with this heat, but what I really enjoy is to hand sew very early in the morning, in the back yard, before it becomes too hot.

Among my hand sewing UFOs, I found those Liberty hexagons abandonned last year... I will try to finish a pillow size 19.50'x19.50" (50 cm x 50 cm). I had done a tutorial for those paper pieced hexagons.

During sewing I can admire my almond tree full of almonds, hoping the harvest will be good this year!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Patchwork Tablecloth

Patchwork Tablecloth

Patchwork Tablecloth

Patchwork Tablecloth

Patchwork Tablecloth

Patchwork Tablecloth

Tea party

Tea party

Flowers

Queen Elizabeth II

Looking for a tablecloth matching my Haviland China tea set, I found nothing satisfying in my dozens of tablecloths stash. I then remembered I had some pieces of fabrics remaining from the pillows you can see in this post , that I had sewn some years ago. I love those romantic floral prints. The fabric is linen and I had ordered it from my favorite shop in London : 
http://www.cabbagesandroses.com

I used all the remaining fabrics. I sewed them together and added a white linen sashing all around.

I received my sister, niece and friends coming from France for a tea party. My new tablecloth was
successful... and my pineapple cake much appreciated!