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Blogger’s Quilt Festival: {Puppy and Girl}

Hello friends! It’s time for Blogger’s Quilt Festival! Amy from ‘Amy’s Creative Side’ makes every year amazing job by organizing this special even for us to enjoy quilting and quilts, meet new and earlier friends, find inspiration and ideas and share our work. Thank you Amy!

Puppy and Girl baby quilt by Teje

Puppy and Girl by Teje

Puppy and Girl quilt by Teje

I made this quilt with free style piecing. I had general idea in my mind when I started but then I made plans as I went. Often I plan on my design wall.

This quilt is pieced by machine and quilted by hand using Perle cotton no 8.

If you like to read more about the process, click HERE.

patchwork girl

patchwork dog

baby quilt

baby quilt by teje

My quilts has always story and if not I create one. Now unfortunately I can’t write much because of a bad pain in my back. I hope still you enjoy my short entry.

Thank you for stopping by!

TEJE

Puppy and Girl baby quilt by Teje

My other entry this year is ‘FLORIST’

MY EARLIER ENTRIES:
‘NERO’S GARDEN’ (animals from Nero’s garden) – spring 2011
‘ORANGE STONES’ – autumn 2011
‘MY DREAM QUILT’ – spring 2012
‘BUTTERFLIES’ (applique) – autumn 2012
‘BABY STARS’ – spring 2013
‘HAPPY DAYS’ – spring 2013
‘FANTASY FOREST’ 1. prize in ‘Forest QAL’ (paper pieced) – autumn 2013
‘KIDS GAME’ 2013 – autumn 2013
‘TURN THE TIME’ – autumn 2014
‘MILKY HEARTS’ – spring 2015
‘PAPER DOLLS’ – autumn 2015
‘BUNNY’S FRIENDS’ – autumn 2015
‘MOUSE MEETING’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘NOELIA’S QUILT’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘FABRIC FOREST’ wip – spring 2016 Instagram
‘AFTER THE STORM’ – autumn 2016
‘STRAWBERRY CAKE’ – autumn 2016
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Blogger’s Quilt Festival: {Florist} mini quilt

Dear friends, I’m happy you stopped by! I have been away from my blog for a while and that’s a long story. But today I am here for a special event! It’s time to celebrate quilting and quilts at ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’, organized by Amy at ‘Amy’s Creative Side’! Thank you Amy!

Florist mini quilt by Teje

My first entry is ‘Florist’, mini quilt I made this spring.

Florist mini quilt by Teje

If you like to read more about the process, click HERE.

raw edge applique

applique flowers

quilting threads

Usually I write story for every quilt but now unfortunately I can’t do that because of bad pain in my back. I hope you still enjoyed your visit! Thank you for stopping by!

TEJE

raw edge applique flowers

My other entry is ‘PUPPY AND GIRL’
MY EARLIER ENTRIES:
‘NERO’S GARDEN’ (animals from Nero’s garden) – spring 2011
‘ORANGE STONES’ – autumn 2011
‘MY DREAM QUILT’ – spring 2012
‘BUTTERFLIES’ (applique) – autumn 2012
‘BABY STARS’ – spring 2013
‘HAPPY DAYS’ – spring 2013
‘FANTASY FOREST’ 1. prize in ‘Forest QAL’ (paper pieced) – autumn 2013
‘KIDS GAME’ 2013 – autumn 2013
‘TURN THE TIME’ – autumn 2014
‘MILKY HEARTS’ – spring 2015
‘PAPER DOLLS’ – autumn 2015
‘BUNNY’S FRIENDS’ – autumn 2015
‘MOUSE MEETING’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘NOELIA’S QUILT’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘FABRIC FOREST’ wip – spring 2016 Instagram
‘AFTER THE STORM’ – autumn 2016
‘STRAWBERRY CAKE’ – autumn 2016

 


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Nero’s Birthday and Voting at BQF!

Vof vof dear friends! Today is very special day because it’s my, Nero’s 12th Birthday! Gongratulations to me!

Nero 12 years

I started my Birthday with a good breakfast and then had a great walk! Wow there was so much ‘news’ to smell around. Then I had a short nap while Teje went to buy me presents.

Nero's 12th Birthday

By the way, Nelli loves her new bed and I’m happy with mine … fortunately it’s big enough …

Nero's nap

Then it was time to eat and I had special dinner with chicken and enjoyed it of course with Hanna. We got presents, toys and pig’s ears.

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Teje was quilting something. I’m happy she finished that top because yesterday night she was really frustrated and said she had stucked (?).

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I was looking for my puppy photos but couldn’t find them now. But I show you few other old photos which I really like. Here we are in August 2009. Then my dear, little Foxy was still with us.

Nero, Hanna, Foxy

Here our friend was taking photos for our brand new blog … that was difficult! This is in August 2010 and as you see we haven’t changed at all. Can you believe she has still those same clothes, I think she really likes them!

Nero 2010

But the next one is super! Be careful not to p … your pants! I have to explain to you: this is Hanna’s ‘worried’ smile.

Hanna

Oh my dear Hanna, I love you! She doesn’t like to be photographed.

HERE you can read a little bit about my memories and see how I looked when I was really small.

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Hanna just reminded that it’s time to get our evening ‘dessert’. Today special duck stick with bacon. Nam nam!!!

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Today I have also very exciting quilting news! Our quilt has been nominated for voting! I couldn’t believe my eyes! It’s the ‘After the Storm’ quilt, our entry to Small quilts category at Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Voting is now going on! Have a good look of these quilts, visit their blogs to read and see more photos and then vote your favourites! Thank you Amy for this fantastic quilt festival and thank you for nominating our quilt!

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After the Storm quilt top

I have voted already my favourites! And now I think it’s bedtime for a boy in my age!

Big furry hugs and kisses from

NERO


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Blogger’s Quilt Festival: After the Storm

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 quilt by Teje

‘After the Storm’ is our entry to the Small Quilts category.

storm at sea quilt project

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.

storm at sea

As we live on one of the most sunny islands, sun shines often on our quilts.

After the Storm quilt top

If you like to read more about this process, click HERE.

After the Storm quilt top

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 …

Hanna and quilting

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.

hand quilting

For “custom’s recuest” I changed also the centre to look more sun and not so much star.

hand quilting

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.

After the Storm

QUILT DETAILS:

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

binding

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.

storm at sea

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 …

storm at sea

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 …

goat

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 …

goat

To have a small idea about how high we are, look the little cars down at the end of the road.

Crete

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.

pomegranate

Our other entry is ‘STRAWBERRY CAKE’ for the Scrappy Quilts category. Nero is telling about that quilt.

ALL OUR ENTRIES:
‘NERO’S GARDEN’ (animals from Nero’s garden) – spring 2011
‘ORANGE STONES’ – autumn 2011
‘MY DREAM QUILT’ – spring 2012
‘BUTTERFLIES’ (applique) – autumn 2012
‘BABY STARS’ – spring 2013
‘HAPPY DAYS’ – spring 2013
‘FANTASY FOREST’ 1. prize in ‘Forest QAL’ (paper pieced) – autumn 2013
‘KIDS GAME’ 2013 – autumn 2013
‘TURN THE TIME’ – autumn 2014
‘MILKY HEARTS’ – spring 2015
‘PAPER DOLLS’ – autumn 2015
‘BUNNY’S FRIENDS’ – autumn 2015
‘MOUSE MEETING’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘NOELIA’S QUILT’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘FABRIC FOREST’ wip – spring 2016 Instagram
‘AFTER THE STORM’ – autumn 2016
‘STRAWBERRY CAKE’ – autumn 2016
After the Storm quilt by Teje
Thank you all for coming for a visit to Greece! I was happy to show you a little bit around here and to tell you about our quilt. Lets continue now all together our visit in the ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’! Isn’t it just amazing that we can visit quilters around the world! There are many our friends and always we meet new talented quilters showing their beautiful quilts! Best place to have fun with quilters and to find new inspiarions!
SUNNY WISHES! 

HANNA, NERO, NELLI & TEJE


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Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Strawberry Cake

Vof vof  and welcome to ‘Nero’s Post’ in Greece! I’m Nero the Shephard and I’m happy to tell you that it’s again ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ time! This fantastic quilt festival is hosted and organized by Amy Ellis at ‘Amy’s Creative Side’! 

Strawberry Cake

We can join the festival with two quilts and our ‘Strawberry Cake’ is our entry to the Scrappy quilt category. 

This quilt was a sudden project because we couldn’t resisit making the strawberry we saw at Katherine’s blog ‘Sew Me Something Good’!

strawberry patchwork

We made simple tutorials about our process:  1) How I do Patchwork and 2) How I finish Quilt.

patchwork

Adding some favourite scraps and hand appliqued mugs, we created this fun, small quilt to cheer up our sewing studio (today it doesn’t look like that … something should be done).

threads

Here we are: me Nero on the right and Hanna on the left. If you haven’t met us before, I’m almost 12 years young boy (my mom was Belgian Shephard and dad German Shephard) and Hanna is 10 years young girl (we don’t know who were her mom and dad). Teje, our sewist, is from Finland  (her face is on the sidelist).

Nero and Hanna

Here is our cat Nelli. She often takes over my big bed. We are good friends but often she likes her own privacy.

Nelli cat

Mostly we write about our quilting and other crafts but now and then we share photos from our walks and drives around.

boats in greece

greek food

sunset

QUILT DETAILS:

Name: ‘Strawberry Cake’

Design: Teje Karjalainen

Size: 24″ x 24″ (61 x 61 cm)

Technics: pieced and quilted by machine, applique mugs by hand, binding by machine

Category: Scrappy Quilts

Strawberry Cake quilt

Back to ‘Strawberry Cake’ … this quilt asked for scrappy binding and for the label we made simple pot holder (idea came from the kitchen fabric).

quilt label

Our other entry is ‘AFTER THE STORM‘ for the Small Quilts category. Hanna is hosting you during your visit to Greek mountain.

ALL OUR ENTRIES:
‘NERO’S GARDEN’ (animals from Nero’s garden) – spring 2011
‘ORANGE STONES’ – autumn 2011
‘MY DREAM QUILT’ – spring 2012
‘BUTTERFLIES’ (applique) – autumn 2012
‘BABY STARS’ – spring 2013
‘HAPPY DAYS’ – spring 2013
‘FANTASY FOREST’ 1. prize in ‘Forest QAL’ (paper pieced) – autumn 2013
‘KIDS GAME’ 2013 – autumn 2013
‘TURN THE TIME’ – autumn 2014
‘MILKY HEARTS’ – spring 2015
‘PAPER DOLLS’ – autumn 2015
‘BUNNY’S FRIENDS’ – autumn 2015
‘MOUSE MEETING’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘NOELIA’S QUILT’ – spring 2016 Instagram
‘FABRIC FOREST’ wip – spring 2016 Instagram
‘AFTER THE STORM‘ – autumn 2016
‘STRAWBERRY CAKE’ – autumn 2016
Strawberry Cake Quilt by Teje
Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Crete and some back soon again!
 And you know what we shall do now? We shall go all together to have fun at the BLOGGER’S QUILT FESTIVAL! There are every year amazing number participants with gorgeus, beautiful, unique quilts and it’s the best place to get ideas and inspiration! Come on, lets go!

SUNNY WISHES !!!

NERO, HANNA, NELLI & TEJE