Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hellenic Patchwork Guild - QAL 2015 - my house quilt

My post of the 28th of October showed the house quilt Sandra Coronaki made from the houses she got through the QAL of the Hellenic Patchwork Guild. 
I really liked the  way she put the quilt together. I found a tutorial on the internet on how to assemble ready made and quilted blocks, that I liked and started the procedure. 

 I tried out a lot of colours for the strips, but ended up using white with blue/grayish little squares on the corners. The quilt will be displayed in the workshop center I am going to open, together with a friend. Can't wait, but all the paperwork is delaying us quite a bit. The quilt will be hanging in a hall on a very light grey wall. I think that the work that the 36 women, who made the houses, did, will show off very well on this wall.

Didn't finish the quilt yet!! Did sew all the houses, though, and have started hand quilting the blocks. 

At the moment I am babysitting in Athens, but next week I'll be back in Sparta and will finish the quilt. Can't wait!!

 Since I took the house blocks from the design wall I have space to start putting the stars on it. This is a project from our Quilting Bee Sparta. Next week we will have a meeting again, so more starts will be arriving!! 
Until then I have to paper piece a few stars. Can do  that in Athens, that's why I like English Paper Piecing,you can do it everywhere!



  1. I think so too :0)) the lovely colors from the houses on a grey wall !
    Good luck with al the working to do togheter with your friend...
    The stars are nice :0)

  2. Wat een leuke huisjesquilt gaat dat worden. Ik zie geloof ik, zelfs een Nederlands boerinnetje ertussen! En de kleuren van de sashings vind ik mooi, zo komen de huisjes goed tot hun recht.
    Mooie sterren, inderdaad makkelijk meenemen, veel plezier in Athene!

  3. Wat leuk al die vrolijke huisjes, dat wordt een geweldige plaid!

  4. This quilt looks fantastic! I look forward to seeing it finished!
    Very good news you tell us here, dear Ada! I wish you every possible success with your workshop center!!!

  5. It looks lovely, Ada, and I also love your header! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)