My Christmas Quilt

Hello, I must be the worst blogger in the world! When I started to have a blog I had in my mind to write a new post every two weeks and  now I realize that I hardly write once in a month!! I am admiring those quilter bloggers who are so productive and they are writing regularly about their doings. I know it is a matter of time and how to organize it. Just I am not so good at that, I have too many things to do and then the days are passing by…

Anyway I managed to do my Christmas quilt. I wanted to do something red and white and something modern. I got an idea from nerospost ‘North Star’ changed direction. I made few stars from red and a little bit grey to center and I found from my boxes small pieces of fabric with red stripes and the trees were ready.

I made also few hearts and reindeer (applique)  but on the way I wanted to keep my quilt a simple one and didn’t want to make it too heavy.

The challenge for me was to make the quilting. There was so much negative space and I wanted to fill it. To the blocks with the stars I made back-and-forth lines. When I got used it was easy to make. Now I understand why it is important not to have bulks with the seams, I broke five topstitch needles when I was working on this quilt! The most of the negative space is filled with pebbles, I think they are easy to do and I love the texture that they add to a quilt.

Now I am going to show you the pictures I managed to take. You can see the weather is more like in the autumn and tomorrow it will be the 1st December!  I want to thank you for your comments and emails. It is lovely to hear one hey from the other quilters and it is nice to get to know the other quilters in this big world!

Christmas quilt

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Have a nice week and creative December! Anneli



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The exhibition in Nafplion and a log cabin block


Last week I visited the Nafplion, The Forest Forever Exhibition at Fougaro Gallery. The Forest Forever exhibition is a cultural collaboration between Europen and Afghan women .Since 2014 when it was first showcased in France the exhibition has been touring Europe. And this time we are the lucky one to see these excellent banners and the beautiful embroidery pieces here in Greece ( the exhibition  will last till the 15 November).

The 60 participating pieces resemble Banners of the forest. The artist used at least one embroidered leaf produced by Afghan women from the Langhami region in Afghanistan.

All of the works were so beautiful! I wanted to take photos but for my bad luck I had a problem with my camera! ( or maybe a photographer = I, didn’t know to take good photos…)

Anyway Here are few photos I managed with

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Here is a general photo from the exhibition

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This is a lovely detail from ” Symbiosis” by Marva Stoller  from Germany

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And this one a detail from ” Visions of leaves” by Judith Pauly

And here two embroideries from Afghan women



About myself and my sewing :  My time is very limited because of every day routine. The children are very busy and I am doing Taxi with them. At the moment I am just experimenting with the sewing I haven’t done. I found out that I haven’t done any log cabin block. So I took a look at my scraps and made this one


The funny is that I like the result and could think to make a table runner, but I don’t have dark red fabric I used in block!

Maybe I should add a crow


It seems quite black…


Is it better now?

I don’t know, maybe I’ll leave it for a while. If you have ideas what to do with the block, please tell me!

Have a nice weekend! Anneli