Hello my Dear Friends! We had a wonderful, long Easter weekend – celebrating with family and friends and having a lovely spring drive in the near villages. I like to show you few photos from these last days but mostly I want to show you finally ‘My Dream Quilt’!
I had my quilt with me yesterday because I thought that it would be great to have some unique photos some where outside … perhaps with the sea and not always in my garden. But then I almost forgot the quilt because there was just so much beauty to look every where! Spring is the most beautiful season! Thank you G and R for presenting ‘My Dream Quilt’!
This was on the right side from the place where we finally took one photo of the quilt.
But lets go to the beginning of this story … last spring I took photos of these lovely fabrics here in my garden and started to dream how to make a quilt with them. Nero was my photo assistant and he thought his turguoise ball looks great with blue fishes!
I left these fabrics to wait all the summer. I knew that I shall be busy and not to be able to enjoy them enough. Slowly slowly I was trying to find the perfect design for the quilt. Then one day I saw something and knew immidiately that this is it!
I made lots of fishes during the autumn and just before Christmas it was time to collect all of them and decide how to arrange them. After many different ways, I ended up using two lines – fishes swimming to the right and then to the left. I decided an order for the colours and then used the same order but only moved it two blocks for every next row.
Here meets the sea and the river from the mountains! Sea goes inside and and the water from the melting snow, runs from the mountains.
Then it was time to quilt – but how?! I wanted to quilt by hand but I was worried that it’s going to be too much work. I asked your help and because so many said that those fishes want to be quilted around, I did it. I quilted every single fish aroung with beautiful sea-turquoise cotton perle!
I didn’t mind spending so much time for quilting and making this quilt because it was my dream! I love everything in this quilt and it will stay with me for ever!
“MY DREAM QUILT”
My design and the ‘fish’ block is from Lee at ‘Freshly Pieced’. Thank you Lee for inspiration!
Measurements: 49″ x 62″ (about 125 x 160 cm)
Fabrics: ‘Sugar & Spice’ by Quilted Fish !!! (that was a perfect coincidence)
I won these fabrics from ‘Quilt Story’! Thank you again Megan and Heather!
I am so happy that just now Megan from the ‘Canoe Ridge Creations’, is hosting a ‘Festival of Half Square Triangles! I shall enter the festival with ‘My Dream Quilt’!
I shall join Megan and Heather at ‘Fabric Tuesday’ and Lee at ‘W.i.P Wednesday’ even at last this not anymore wip.
On the opposite side you can see ‘Akrotiri’, the area where we live. And front of us, down is the old prison. Now it has been closed for a long time. To the left is Souda Bay which is the biggest natural bay as a harbour in Europe.
I hope that one day you can experience the Greek Easter! It is an unforgetable celebration!!!!!!
Thank you all for joining my Easter and spring drive! I hope you enjoyed this little journey and my dream!
I wish you sunny and wonderful spring!!!