Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Red and green

Busy...busy...busy! Spring is here and I am trying to get my vegetable garden going. Cleared quite some weeds, did some digging and planted aubergines, courgettes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and replanted strawberries. That's how far I got. Still a lot to do. I love working in the garden, but I also love to make patchwork. I am trying to find a balance!!
Pictures of the garden will come after I've done some more work!

This picture is made in the garden. I am still trying to find a good way to show the quilts. Not easy!

I finished this red quilt 3 weeks ago. It is for a Romanian women here in Greece who will take it to her daughter in Romania..

Someone asked me how many different fabrics I used. After counting it turned out to be fourteen.

On the front of the house I can take a picture hanging the quilt over the balcony. I can only do this on a Sunday, though, because on other days there are always cars parked in front, and too much traffic.

The back of the quilt

I don't know why, but lots of my customers seem to like green quilts. I made the first one, and they all wanted something similar. So, here is the 5th green one.

First the selection of the fabrics. Not the easiest job

                                                  The end result and the back.

And now back to the garden to do some work over there!


  1. They look lovely. Simple and yet very very nice.
    Enjoy your garden, it is still way to cold here.

  2. Wat een mooie vrolijke quilts.

  3. Wat een prachtige quilts en wat een leuk verhaal. In de tuin werken is er hier nog niet bij... Het is nog steeds vreselijk koud. De wind komt uit de poolstreken en dat is niet aangenaam. Er zal toch wel eens beter weer komen. Groeten van Willemien.

  4. Hello Ada!
    Both your quilts are lovely! How long does it take to sew a quilt like these????
    My husband and I also started planting our small vegetable garden but he had a pain in the knee and I took him to doctor's. I hope it is not something serious...we will learn tomorrow!
    Keep planting and show us some photos if you want.
    I wish you a good month of April.

  5. Beide quilts zijn prachtig, toch val ik meer voor de rode. Leuk hoe je plekjes zoekt om ze te showen. Hier kunnen we nog maar weinig doen in de tuin, het blijft nog steeds koud helaas.
    Bij jou zijn de temperaturen dusdanig dat je komkommers en aubergines kunt aanplanten, dat lijkt me al heerlijk, het onkruid nemen we dan voor lief.
    Groetjes, Janneke

  6. Prachtige quilten Ada! Mooie kleuren.
    Bij ons is het nog zo koud en veel nachtvorst dat je nog niet zoveel in de tuin kunt doen. Nou ja, ik heb een balkon.
    Ik wens je veel in de tuin.

    Lieve groet,

  7. I love both the red and green quilts. Also love the way you photograph them hanging from your balcony