Hello my Dear Friends! I’m happy to see you and hope you have as lovely day as we have here in Chania! Sunny day and warm, almost hot wind! I have today laundry and packing day – not the most easy job to decide what to wear next two weeks. And especially because this time of the year the weather can change very much in Finland. It can be warm late spring or cold early spring. I hope I carry lots of sunshine in my luggage for all their summer!
Here it is, my new and first ever sewing kit! My dear friend Avis had made one and she kindly made also tutorial for that. I liked the idea to make first patchwork block. Also quilting and binding it like a little quilt, made me want to do mine. Avis has a wonderful blog ‘Oh Sew Tempting’ and tutorial for this kit is HERE!
I made very brave decision to use my treasure selvages – fortunately I needed only small part of them! Now someone may think were you need any braveness to cut selvages?! But I’m so happy to have you quilter friends who, I know, get it! These special (for me) selvages are from ‘My Dream Quilt’!
For the pocket I added ric rac with the same ‘sea turquoise’. That keeps the edge also more steady. Then of course I needed more colour and thought this is the perfect place to try this technic with small patches. I have seen so beautiful quilts made like that! Sorry, but can’t remember how they call this – sewing raw edge patches over the fabric.
I didn’t have right felt for the ‘needle case’ so I had to improvise (as so often) and I made it with piece of fleece and fabric. Not the best but works.
And if you believed that I shall leave my quilting needle for two weeks, you were soooo wrong! hmmm … perhaps you guessed because other wise what’s the reason for the sewing kit?! I had a plan …
I made this quilt ready except the quilting …
Where is the sashing between the blocks, I quilted by machine just one line (= 4×4) to keep the blanket together for binding. Now I can continue to quiltq by hand and I think I quilt all the square blocks around with dark blue and green (what’s the colour between blue and green – perhaps petrol? you see the threads in earlier photo).
So even I haven’t managed to pack my cloths, I have taken care that I have a quilt to quilt with me and the lap top to see what you are doing! Now I need to continue packing …
I’m linking at ‘Sew & Tell Friday’! Button is also on my sidelist!
Thank you for all your wonderful and so sweet comments that you wrote for ‘My Dream Quilt’! I do appreciate and enjoy so much reading your thoughts!
Hope to see you soon! If I manage to finish the packing and cleaning, I’ll show you my bags, before I leave.
Hugs from TEJE & NERO
PS. Could I leave you without Nero and a spot of orange!