Nero's Post II (2013-2015)

by Teje Karjalainen

Blogger’s Quilt Festival: ‘Turn the Time’


Hello and welcome to my blog and Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I hope you enjoy this fantastic event, organized by Amy from ‘Amy’s Creative Side’. I want to thank Amy for the huge work she has done againt! This is really important to all quilters and to us who live far away from our quilter friends.

double hour glass baby quilt by teje

My entry to the small quilt gategory is ‘Turn the Time’. It’s made with double hour class blocks and when trying to find the name, it was time to turn the clock’s. In Finnish we say like that and perhaps it becomes from turning the hour class.

double hour class blocks

This Project began with the left over fabric, strips in teal, from the ‘Pic Nic Party’ quilt which is my other entry. Double hour class blocks were easy and fun to make. I used this block now for the first time and love it.

hand quilting

I quilted this baby quilt by hand, using Perle cotton no 8 in teal.

double hour glass

Backing is simple white with few left over pieces … which could give an idea for an other pattern …

quilt backing


Name: ‘Turn the Time’

Design: by me

Pieced: by machine

Quilted: by hand

Size: 40″ x 32″ (102 cm x 81 cm)

Gategory: small quilts

Fabrics: Fancy Free (strips), Summersault – Pinwheel (pinwheel flowers)

baby quilt

Now when turning the time, we also turned to winter. Until now we had summer but now it’s getting a little bit more cold and it has been raining. In Crete we are lucky to have a fantastic weather and I’m sure soon I shall have again sunny photos to share.

Double Hour Glass baby quilt by Teje

Click here: ‘BLOGGER’S QUILT FESTIVAL’ to visit the festival. Scroll down to see all the categories – each has separate post. Nominate your favourites HERE and check back on 1th of November to view and vote!
 couble hour glass baby quilt by teje


‘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

Thank you very much for visiting my blog! Nero’s Gift Away for his Birthday is open untill 6th of November HERE.



Author: Teje

I am a Finnish woman living in Crete in Greece. Quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and if there is still time, reading and painting, with happy company of our two sweet dogs and one cat!

14 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival: ‘Turn the Time’

  1. This quilt turned out so beautiful, Teje. The hand quilting adds so much character to it and makes it really unique. What a great entry for the festival!

  2. What a gorgeous little quilt, Teje! Love the hourglass blocks and your hand quilting is such a beautiful finish. Perfect entry for the festival.

  3. Your hand quilting is gorgeous and the perfect way to finish your beautiful quilt.

  4. Beautiful quilt. Love the fresh colours and the minimal quilting is just right.

  5. What a great name for this quilt! It’s lovely and the stitching is beautiful. Good luck with your entry!

  6. Love your handquilting – really adds to it!

  7. Love your hour glass quilts!! So clean and fresh. Your stitching makes me want to pick up needle and thread and do some similar things. Perhaps a small piecing with leftovers? I think that will be my morning task today (after my oatmeal….lol!). The joyful simplicity of your quilts always inspire me!!!!! Hugs…………………………

  8. Beautiful hand quilting Teje. Your quilt is very pretty

  9. What a gorgeous quilt!!!

  10. Another gorgeous quilt, bravo!

  11. It’s such a cute quilt, Terje 🙂

  12. Great hand quilting, gorgeous quilt!!

  13. I love the quilting from the back. 🙂

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