Hello! I am Nero and I like to welcome you to my ‘Post and Patch’! I am really exited because it’s again time for the fantastic ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ hosted by amazing Amy! Thank you Amy for arranging this unique festival and meeting for all of us who love quilts and quilting!
Last spring I joined for the first time this festival with my ‘Nero’s Garden’ quilt, made with lots of small scraps! It was so great to be there with all those amazing and talented quilters! I have found many friends from there! Benta is the first friend I met at the last autumn’s festival when I hadn’t even entered any quilt!
So you can imagine how sad I felt when thinking that perhaps I don’t have any quilt to show and enter to the festival. I asked from my sewing assistant, Teje, if she could by any chance make a new quilt for me. And guess what – I was really lucky because it was last Thursday, the day she received the special present from Vickie! She had won some lovely fabrics from Vickie’s giveaway! So Friday she told me that she tryes to make quickly a new quilt for me!
And here it is! I’m just so so happy she made it and I love all those happy, sunny, orange colours! She said to me that when she decided to make a quilt with these fabrics (first she had planned to make pillows), she knew that there will be big hexagons! When she made the cover for the sewing machine , she was making wonky hexagons and didn’t have an idea how those hexagons could be made very easily. Then fortunately she found a great tutorial from Julie! And you see, now it was so easy, quickly and so much fun to make hexagons!
After many grey, cloudy days sun is shining and I’m so happy to see the blue sky with my ‘Orange Stones’ quilt! Now you can guess how I found the name … we love stones here and have them all around! Our house is made by stones, we collect them and even crochet them!
Teje had these orange crochet stones next to her when stitching the blanket and she realized that those hexagons can symbolize stones. Orange is one of my favourite colours!
I was worried if Teje can find anything suitable for the binding from our local fabric shop. This orange solid was the one and only possibility. She took some light turquoise solid too and tried if one thin stripe next to the orange would look nice, but it wasn’t good. I think this simple orange binding is great with the white and with those colourful busy hexagons!
This project was a time challenge to Teje. Also she tried to be spontaneous and combine the fabrics randomly and not to plan hours how to place them. I’m happy that she followed her instinct because I think those fabrics with big hexagons are just perfect!
Details for ‘Orange Stones’ quilt:
Fabric: Heirloom by Joel Dewberry, Citrine palette
Size: 130 x 170 cm – about 51 x 67 “
Piecing and binding by machine
Quilting by hand
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit! Come with me to the ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ to enjoy those amazing quilts – can you believe there are more than 530 quilts already!
I send you warm hugs and hope to see you again! I have always goodies waiting for my friends!
Nero you have a most gifted owner. I think this quilt is gorgeous in its simplicity and the plain orange binding is perfect. What a work of art this is and how very proud you must be to have had Teje make it. Thanks for sharing some sunshine and have a lovely sunny weekend.
Hugs from Jane & Billy xx
Your Oranges stones quilt is fantastic Nero… very nice of Teje to make it in time for the Quilting festival! You did a wonderful job showing it off and wowie I adore the hand quilting! The matching crocheted stones were the perfect addition! Wishing you a wonderful day!
Beautiful quilt, Teje! The citrus shades and the way you have combined them with white show that orange fabrics can look gorgeous!! Lovely pattern and beautifully made, well done. Have a happy day.
Thank you so much Helen for your lovely words! It’s funny that few years ago I didn’t use at all red, yellow or even orange and now I like to use them so often! I think it means that I need energy! I would love to make similar quilts with the other palettes of these fabrics – they are as beautiful as these! It was difficult to choose when I won the giveaway and I chose these because in that moment I loved mostly these! Lovely weekend to you! x Teje
Thank you Benta! I was doing my best today with the photos. It was just a little bit sunny and then cloudy again. And then I think I was sitting one hour and tried to choose the best photos from so so many I took! Again Nero was like a professonal model! Standing and sitting as long as I needed him! x Teje
Dear Anne, I ‘m so happy to hear from you! Thank you for your sweet words! Even I made this quilt so quickly and not planning too much (or perhaps because of that) it became my favourite (for the moment)! I enjoy wathing those bright, happy hexagons on the clean white! x Teje
Teje another beautiful quilt! You know how I love orange so how could I resist and the stones, it’s too bad you are too far away to mail those to me ; ) I tried to do a little crochet at the Sewing Summit and have learned I am definitely a knitter.
Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!! I couldn’t be happier that you won the fabric and have already made a beautiful quilt with it!! Sooooo fun! 🙂 Those hexagons are fabulous! And I love that you hand quilted it! Hugs and love!
That’s amazing! It’s beautiful, as your quilts always are, but I can’t believe how quickly you made it… I’m off to follow your links. Thanks for your comments on my blog Teje, it’s always so nice to hear from you x
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