Vof vof and welcome to Mediterranean! You just landed on Crete, beautiful island of Greece! Me Hanna, I’m your hostes during your visit. I know that you flew here to see the ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’, which is hosted and organized by Amy Ellis at ‘Amy’s Creative Side’ so without further words, lets go to see the quilts …
‘After the Storm’ is our entry to the Small Quilts category.
We started this quilt with a beautiful fat quarter bundle of blues and greys, Kona solids. Long time favourite pattern Storm at Sea was just perfect for this project.
As we live on one of the most sunny islands, sun shines often on our quilts.
If you like to read more about this process, click HERE.
Me Hanna, I’m always helping in the sewing studio and here I start to quilt by paw. It was still really hot day and we stayed only for a short while outside. Then there was no sign of storm yet …
First I quilted around the sun but later I changed my mind. When I was quilting the first circles, I realized that it looks better if there are only circles.
For “custom’s recuest” I changed also the centre to look more sun and not so much star.
I named this quilt ‘After the Storm’ because of the storm at sea pattern and because the time was really ‘after the storm’ in our life.
Name: ‘After the Storm
Design: Teje Karjalainen
Block pattern: storm at sea
Size: 30″x 30″ (76 x 76 cm)
Technics: pieced by machine, quilted by hand
Category: Small Quilts
Looks like this quilt had more changes than usually, because also the binding had to be changed. First fabric didn’t behave well and I did it again with a fabric that looks like little waves.
One day I want to make this pattern so that the blocks are on point! Also the look change quite much depending how the colours are placed.
We went for a drive yesterday to take sea view photos … ‘After the Storm’ we said … in fact it was before the storm …
I’m really happy that the strong wind didn’t take my quilt! It was a ‘shoot in a second’ to take the photos. No way to plan well about the background etc. We were really up and the road was a serpentine … when I turned right, what I saw …
She is at the edge of terrible high place and I couldn’t go very near to take photo to show you the deepness. On my leftside was walking some one else …
To have a small idea about how high we are, look the little cars down at the end of the road.
Until now I never had problem with high places, driving next to the edge of narrow road high on the mountains, but yesterday I didn’t have ‘stomach’ to do that and we returned back from the first curve. If you have the currage to go down, follow this video … after you park the car, you still need to walk to reach the beach down.
‘After the storm’ was in fact today. Early in the morning we woke up to rain and thunder, first since April! Wow, it was great! Gorgeus smell and cool wind! After few hours sky cleared up and sun was shining again.
Our other entry is ‘STRAWBERRY CAKE’ for the Scrappy Quilts category. Nero is telling about that quilt.