Nero's Post II (2013-2015)

by Teje Karjalainen


{Florist} mini quilt

One of my favourite projects! So much fun to make raw edge applique flowers on the low volume quilt!

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Hello dear friends! This mini quilt started totally extempore and was one of the most enjoyable projects I have done!

Florist mini quilt by Teje

The base is made with low volumes and you can see that HERE.

Now the quilt is washed and I love all those wrinkles!

Florist mini quilt by Teje

On the low volume quilt I was supposed to create something applique. Those ideas changed few times and I ended up making these fun shape flowers. I was also happy to have a chance to use some of the bias strips I have from my mom’s stash. They are for poppana weaving and they are thinner and softer than the similar strips for rug weaving.

raw edge applique

For the flowers I chose colours to match with the low volumes and few more bright ones.


I sew the pieces simply twice around with cotton thread in light blue. I didn’t use any fusible materials, just pinned the pieces…

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{Dreaming at Dusk} and photos

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Hi dear friends! Dreaming at dusk sounds really nice! My dictionary says that dusk is dark, twilight, grey dawn … I feel that dusk is foggy, twiglight yes, misty … soft pastel colours and greys come to my mind.


I was looking if I can find ‘dusk’ from my photos which usually have lots of colours.


Afternoon in Crete has usually most beautiful soft colours! That time is very short time after the sunset and before the dark.

crochet stone by teje

But let me tell you where this came from.  Rachel at ‘Stitched in Color’ has again Mosaic Contest going on – last moment in fact to join! Theme is {Dreaming at Dust} and she has created once again the most beautiful photo collection to inspire us! There are 2 quilts which I want to make both! And the colours in her post are so so delicious! Sponsor is fantastic ‘Lark Cottons’!…

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Hanna’s Post: Pink Scraptastic Tuesday!

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Vof vof vof! Hello from Hanna!

Hanna and quilt

It’s second Tuesday of a month, again! how that happens? and that means Scraptastic Tuesday!


Because I love pink I thought to gather you some pinky pictures, scraps and others!

pink scrapspink scrapspink hexagon

She has a big smile! It’s fun to make hexagon flowers and to plan what fabrics to use.

scrap mouse

This mouse is my favourite because of her cute, pink ears!

winding ways

‘Winding ways’ is forgotten in a box … waiting to be continued one day.

quilt block

Once turning around the pieces, I liked this option. Perhaps I will make sometimes something with this kind of blocks.

pink rose

Pink may be my favourite colour of rose!

hand quilting

Haven’t made much coocies lately so why not use the cutters for quilting!


On going project with circles with Quilty 365.

hand quilting

Hand quilting with Moomins!

pelargoniaapplique butterfly

Yesterday one butterfly sat on my shoulder! I thought she brought me good luck!

pink quilt

I’m joining the…

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{Mouse Meeting} small quilt

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Nero’s quilt guild meeting

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Vof vof vof! It’s me Nero and I welcome you to join our quilt guild meeting!

Nero's quilt guild meeting

We had a meeting on Sunday and from the morning I started to collect things we might need. Fabrics and scraps, projects to continue, sewing things, quilting magazines and of course goodies! I’m ready!

Nero is stamping

My first project was to try stamping on fabric. I took my letter stamps in wooden box, colours and also few other fun stamps.

fabric stamping

I tried stamping label for my quilt guild and puppy paws, my favourites! That’s Hanna’s paw there.

fabric stamping

My first try is not perfect and I have wash these to see what happens.

Hanna's fabric trees

Hanna’s first job was to prepare new trees for our Fabric Forest.

Nero's quilt guild meeting

Then it was time to have some coffee, cake, coocies and nami nami.


After the coffee brake I took a closer look at the fabrics we were thinking to use for…

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