Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quilting Bee Sparta - September meeting

After a long hot summer the Quilting Bee met again. Full of energy and enthousiasm to continue the work on the fuchsia/beige/white log cabin quilt and to think and talk about new projects. This quilt is looking great !! We're at the quilting stage, hand quilting of course! Goal is not only the work, but the team spirit, joy and fun. 

Before we started the quilting we admired the projects some of us made during the summer, like Jota's cushion, Maria's top for a baby quilt and a handbag she made at an Athens workshop. I should have taken pictures of these, but it didn't cross my mind at that moment. Sometimes my brain works a bit slow!!! Maybe the age??? Next time I won't forget. 

To be able to work I have to change some furniture around. The coffee tables go to the bedroom. The garden table, which you see above hasn't seen the garden for two years! It is stored in the spare bedroom and comes to the living room when needed.  My house has a basement, so I can't be bothered to carry the table every time up and down Besides, I have small bistro tables in the garden.
In the morning two ladies did the quilting and three in the afternoon. They were pushing and pulling a bit, but they did great team work! 

Before the summer we finished two more quilts. This one was a pain in the.....
We are all very inexperienced and decided to make triangles, not realizing the difficulty of corners matching! The patterned fabric was from an extreme good quality, used but still beautiful. The other fabric, new,  wasn't exactly good quality and gave us a lot of trouble. But we managed and are very happy with the end result.

We made a few more  blocks than needed and decided to use these to make a cushion. So, one of the girls started to quilt this piece. 
We use thick batting and do the quilting with coloured thread, in the ditch and with big stiches. 

The back is a piece of a duvet cover, lovely flowers which go well with the busy front pattern.
The design wall I made last week was very useful to pin the block for the next project and play with strips of fabric to decide how to make more and different blocks for the log cabin quilt we want to make next. But, this is a story for a next blog.


  1. Beautiful work. I don't know which quilt I like best.
    I also like the summer look of your sitting room with its turquoise patchwork cushion covers

  2. Dearest Ada,
    Well, you learn from it so those triangles will not become a repeat project I guess.
    Still you managed, how hard it might have been.
    Smart for keeping that garden table for this purpose and it does the job.
    Sending you hugs from Georgia/USA,

  3. Thanks for following my blog :0))!
    I see beautiful, sweet pictures... I'm coming back soon to look at your blog too !!


  4. Leuk dat de bee weer is begonnen!
    Jullie maken leuke dingen zeg!
    Ik heb er helemaal geen verstand van, maar het lijkt mij dat de driehoeken best gelukt zijn!
    Veel plezier ermee!

    Liefs, Gerry

  5. Both quilts are beautiful and with lovely colours!!!!
    A fantastic team work!!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!!

  6. Εξαιρετική δουλειά!!!!!!!Μπράβο!!!Φιλάκια!!!!

  7. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!Visite-me:
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  8. Πάρα πολύ όμορφα τα παπλώματα που ετοιμάσατε.

  9. Πανέμορφα τα καινούργια σου σχέδια Άντα μου!!
    Καλή εβδομάδα!!!!!

  10. Lovely works and beautiful colors. Greetings.

  11. Lets follow eachother. I am following you.