Hi Friends! I sit here and listen the strong rain hitting on the window next to me. Today was mixed with rain and sunshine. They say that it may rain many days and perhaps even snow … I hope not.
Finally I took the time to make table toppers for our ‘night tables’ as we call them in Finnish. I used the ‘Summer Wine’ octagon quilt for a long time on my side table. A while ago hb said that he wants also something on his side table, so I got an opportunity to make NEW for me, too.
I really like this ikea’s fabric that Vicky from ‘Veni Vidi Vicky’ so kindly sent to me. Thank you again Vicky! I didn’t want to cut it to small pieces and waited to find good idea where to use it so that I could enjoy this fan design. For the table toppers I didn’t want to use too much colours or time to make patchwork, so this fabric was just perfect.
I cut two pieces 40 cm x 60 cm and basted them with fleece and backing fabric. Then quilted them with waves by machine – no need to mark anything.
View behind the scene …
For the binding I chose light green. Our bed cover has red, green and white and I don’t want to mix many other colours with that. I’m not very happy with those colours but the cover fabric is very good quality and also practical with dogs, so I won’t buy beautiful white cover and fill the bed with happy coloured patchwork pillows.
The finished table toppers look fun and fortunately not too different style with the bed cover. And the binding looks more to yellow when it’s seen with the mustard yellow on the center fabric.
There was a small piece left and it gave me an other idea. Until now the ‘bar’ between kitchen and dining was loaded with different things but now I have managed to empty it (almost). There is nice place for a small table topper to put a vase with flowers or big glass with candle as I have now. So late in the evening I started to play with some scraps and just can’t wait to finish this …
Looks fun, right! I think this evening will be devoted to some scrap sewing!
This was the beautiful sky one time today. Twice I saw full rainbow. At the moment in the news they tell how in the mainland it’s very bad weather, cold and snowing. Snowing in Athens. I think I shall go tomorrow to buy few things and then we can stay at home and let it rain and snow. In 2004 we had lots of snow for several days here in Chania and it was quite an experience!
If you thought that I sit in that chair and read, guess again. Where ever I put a quilt or something else se soft and comfortable, Nelli makes reservation. This is her daytime place – she enjoyes to sleep there. If sun shines it makes this corner the best. Also she likes to look outside, no matter that she can see only our empty balcony.
Before I leave you, I have happy news! My dear Finnish friend, Anneli who lives also in Greece, has started a blog! It’s called ‘Chromatobalomata‘! I’m so happy that we can now see her beautiful works, quilts and other crafts! She lives in a beautiful countryside, surrounded by olive trees and mountain view and dogs and cats will step in her posts. Welcome Anneli!
Thank you very much for you visit and lovely comments about the Dala Horse pillow. Have a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!