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Hello! Welcome all our friends and new visitors – welcome to Nero’s Post and Patch and to Greece! It’s show time!!! ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ starts today! Big Thank You Amy for organizing and hosting this festival! Amy from ‘Amy’s Creative Side’, makes amazing work organizing this festival every spring and autumn!

'Butterfies' quilt

I’m joining with my ‘Butterflies’ quilt and this time I had the ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ in my mind all the summer … or some where in my back thoughts … because I started to make these blogs in spring and thought that this could be just ready for the festival. Summer is busy season here and there is not much time for sewing, but I did make butterflies!

butterfly applique

In spring I visited my home country Finland, and returned luggage filled with colourful fabrics! I just had to see how they look sewn even I didn’t have time or plan for some project. Now and then I make some crochet butterflies and I wanted to try how I could make butterflies with fabrics.  Beginning of this butterfly quilt is here …

raw edge applique

I draw and cut wings from hard paper, cut them from fabrics and sewthem with raw edge applique on the white squares … and more and more butterflies …

butterfly quilt blocks

This was the perfect project for my busy summer! It was so fun and relaxing to see these cute butterflies in different colours and prints! But I had to make a plan. What to make with these? I don’t have much free wall for a wall quilt and I didn’t feel like making a throw quilt with these. Then I realized that over the bed is just perfect space for a wall quilt. I had to stop making more butterflies, because the size had to be this …

butterfly quilt

Now one day Amy had posted about the coming ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ and I couldn’t believe that it’s already autumn and time for an other festival! I had to continue and I decided to add here a border to make it like a butterfly collection. I had used the same border and white binding in my ‘Patient’ wall quilt and I really enjoy watching it. So the same was made here …

'Butterflies' quilt

I have made the butterflies with raw edge applique. I love that method because I can make any kind of shapes very easily and it gives beautiful alive and shabby look for a quilt! I have made many quilts, pillows and fabric pictures with raw edge applique.

raw edge applique

Other thing in quilting that I really enjoy is hand quilting! For me it’s like a part of painting process, it makes the last details and gives beautiful deepness and shadows to the quilt! Today I was really lucky because after three days rain we have blue sky and sun is shining! I finished this quilt just before yesterday, then washed it yesterday and dried it inside and wasn’t sure if I can give you sunny photos. Yesterday there was sunshine for a while and I took the quilt and camera … opened the door just to see that it was raining … with the sunhine!

hand quilting

When I started to write my blog two years ago, there was this quilt festival and I remember so well thinking if I’m ever able to join. And here I am now for the fourth time! This time I thought it’s my turn to show and tell about my quilt because till now my furry friends have helped me. First time Nero showed his ‘Nero’s Garden’ quilt, then he showed ‘Orange Stones’ quilt and last spring Hanna showed ‘My Dream Quilt’.

This time Hanna was joining only by keeping me company, as usually, with photographing. We live in Chania in Crete, the most loved place by tourists. But now it’s the end of the season and the last tourists fly home …

All the summer the sun is shining and it’s so straight over us that there are not much shadows anywhere during the day. But now there is beautiful warm autumn light and shadows …

'Butterflies' quilt

I hope you have lots of time to visit all the quilters who are joining ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’! This is something really special because you can see so many fantastic quilts, find wonderful ideas and get lots of inspiration!!!

I’m sure you think that I have a quilt on our bed – of course … but unfortunately not, because someone else is there when they think we don’t see … ‘Butterfly’ quilt is going to replace those paintings for a change …

That small footstool is for Nero to look from the window. He has arthritidis in his back legs and like this he can look out more comfortable. Nero, when you wake up, could you please sow some spinach and cabbage to the vegetable garden because I’m on my way to the quilt festival !

'Butterflies' quilt

QUILT DETAILS:

‘BUTTERFLIES’: designed and made by me

Quilt size: 27″ x 56″

Special technics: Raw edge Applique

Quilted by hand with ‘Perle’ cotton n:o 8

Category: Applique Quilt, Hand Quilted Quilt

Nero’s Post and Patch # entry n:o 112

Thank you so much for your visit – I hope you enjoyed your visit to Greece and perhaps had a moment to look around Nero’s and my blog! We wish you wonderful weekend and lovely autumn!

TEJE & NERO

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Hello and welcome to ‘Nero’s Post and Patch’! You have just landed to an island of Crete in Greece! It’s the most exiting week of ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’! Fantastic Amy from ‘Amy’s Creative Side’ is hosting and organizing  this quilt show!

My Dream Quilt

Hi, my name is Hanna. Nero is busy taking care of little Foxy, so he said it’s my turn to present our quilt. I have to concentrate well (look my pink tung in the middle of my mouth!) because I’m showing a quilt in a festival for the first time. Nero has been here already twice – wow I’m proud of him! You see all of us on the side list.

quilt in turquoise, green and white

We have named this quilt ‘My Dream Quilt’ – you can read here how the story of this quilt began. And if you like to see how the story continued and bacame this quilt, you can look here and here.

quilt on a pool

Details for ‘My Dream Quilt’:

Measurements: 49″x62″ (about 125 x 160 cm)

Fabrics: ‘Sugar and Spice’ by Quilted Fish from ‘Fat Quarter Shop’

Quilted by hand with turquoise Perle cotton n:o 8

quilt on a pool

First time Nero showed his ‘Nero’s Garden’ quilt in this festival. That quilt is full of Nero’s friends from the garden – made with small scraps. Second time he showed ‘Orange Stones’ – hexagon quilt that we made very quickly to join the festival!

This week is going to be so exiting because of this festival! There are so many creative quilters with their amazing quilts! So many blogs to visit and lovely old and new friends to meet! We have already so wonderful memories from these festivals and still we keep in touch with many friends we have found from the festivals!

Don’t forget that there are also many sponsors sharing beautiful presents and voting for viewer’s choice in many categories!

I hope I did well my first presentation in a quilt festival and you enjoyed your visit! I wish you, from all of us, wonderful weekend, have fun and enjoy ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’! Button is on our sidelist, so it’s easy for you to visit the festival any time you like!

HANNA

Hanna with a dream quilt

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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!

Amy'sCreativeSide

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!

'Orange Stones' hexagon quilt

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 & TEJE

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HELLO EVERYONE!!! Welcome to have a sunny moment with me and Nero!

Vof Vof – I’m Nero and I’m very happy and proud to show you my quilt! I have named it ‘Nero’s Garden’ because it has many friends of mine form my garden!

Now it is the long waited week! The Blogger’s Quilt Festival week – hosted by darling Amy! Amy has done a great and wonderful work by creating this festival where are participating bloggers and quilters from all over the world! Visit Amy’s Creative side and see all the quilts and find new wonderful friends! 

Amy's Creative Side

I’m really exited to join this Festival! When I started my blog in last August, a little bit after that there was the autumn festival and I enjoyed watching it so much. Also I found many dear friends from there, got new ideas and lots of inspiration! I was thinking if I could ever join there myself – and now here I am – vow!

This quilt begun from one dog. I love dogs and sewing tiny patches, so one day I thought to give a try to make a dog … then I made a cat …

… and Nero, who needed his shadow tree … and more animals were coming.

Every animal in this quilt has a story – every day something exiting happens in Nero’s garden. Once we saved a bat from the swimming pool. Every night a frog comes to sleep front of our door and every evening the hedgehog walks aroung the garden – often with Nero! Read more aboutNero’s Garden‘ Quilt!

I want to thank you Amy for this unique Festival! I’m looking forward to see all the beautiful quilts!

I hope you enjoyed your visit in Nero’s Garden! We had fun making this quilt and remembering those lovely stories!

We wish you the best ever summer in your garden – full of sunshine and lovely, suprising stories!!!

TEJE & NERO

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