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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!
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 & TEJE
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