Sunday, April 17, 2011

SOME PLAYING TIME

Hello and I hope everybody is well ,I have been suffering from alergies lately since all is in bloom ,since we moved to Greece I have these conditions every spring ,so I take some medication and it really helps me. 
As far as quilting I completed a bunch of pot holders and I have put them in my shop for sale ,I have placed them in a cute little basket and put two in each little bag, I have ofcourse given out as Easter gifts to all of my friends that come in for a visit ,my shop is sort of a meeting place and coffee shop ,I love it when all friends stop by for a quick hello when out on the town.

As I was making the pot holders I happen to misjudge on how thick to make them on order for them to be used as potholders ,I used some fleece and I should of used two layers in order for them to be thick enough for it purpose, so I was playing around and I folded in the center and then the sides and thought wow this could be a little case for a camera or cell phone .  I sewed and button to hold it together and the little loop works perfect as a closure with the button and walla I have a new case for my camera ,how do you like it ??
On a slow day in the store I got some colored paper and started playing....
I cut them in three strips and sort of switched them around, what do you think of this ,I haven't actually put it to fabric yet ,but I think it is interesting .
Then I got going and cut long strips and cut them at an angle and then cut them in six squares do to the width if I made the strips wider then there would be more pieces  .......
With eny four pieces you choose you get this.
And adding more pieces you get this....
And adding more eny way you want you get something real funky looking.
Can you imagine using print fabrics and mixing them up ??
Then I took two rectagular pieces and cut in strips.
And put it together like so .
Then I did this.
And taking a square with an angle using two colors to signify the two colors of fabric I cut the corners and ....
I made this by switching the corners around I think it will make an interesting quilt when you make more and put them together.
Well that is what I have been doing very little since I have started packing ,we are moving to the apartment obove us to the 2nd floor ,I really dread the move ,but it will be warmer for us since there is no apartment underneath ,the apartment here are sort of on colums and they use them for parking and there is no insulation underneath us since it is open all around I know it's difficult to understand ,one day I will take a photo so you get the idea. 
I wish all of you a happy Easter our Greek Orthodox Easter is next Sunday  I remember that in the states they celebrate one week difference either before of after ,  I wish all of you well, and make something creative and pretty. xoxo Theodora

13 comments:

Maria said...

Hello Theodora, pleased you have your allergies under control with mediation.
Lovely potholders adn your cell phone pouch id great.
Hope you have a Happy Easter.

Nifty Quilts said...

I love your little camera or phone case. Also, your experiments with paper are very creative. I hope you will try these with fabric! Happy Easter to you too. I hope you will be more comfortable in your new place.

Cyndi said...

Theodora...oh my friend! I've missed you so! I need to write you soon! Your potholders are so cute and what a great idea to put them in the shop to sell...hope you get a lot of customers. And the camera/cell phone case is really cute, too. You are SO creative...what a fun idea you had to cut up those strips of paper and then mix it all up...you got some really interesting and fun combinations which I think will make a cool quilt. I can't wait to see when you do it with fabric!

By the way, come on over to my blog...I'm having a give away and today is the last day to enter....I'm drawing the winners tomorrow!

Have a great day, my friend, and I promise to write soon!

XOXO,

Cyndi

wackywoman said...

What great potholders. And, I see a quilt in the planning stages there. Our Easter is next Sunday, the 24th too Theadora. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Marilyn

sunny said...

Hello my friend! I'm sorry to hear you're moving, it's always so much work. But at least you won't have much time spent commuting! And you're spending your time so creatively. I need to think 'outside the box' more.

Teje said...

Hello Theodora! I hope you feel better soon even there will be flowers still some time! I would love to visit your shop - who knows, perhaps one day I'll pop in!
I wish you happy Easter! xxx Teje

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Hi! Sorry to hear about your spring allergies...they are tough around here for a lot of people, too.
Your cell phone cozy is cute and your "paperwork" is cool. The possibilities are endless huh?
Happy Easter.
Angela

Sheila said...

Great potholders I am sure they will sell quickly. You sure are creative and have made some interesting quilt patterns with the paper you have cut up .
Sorry about your allergies I know that can be a miserable thing to have ,hope the meds continue to help. hugs Sheila

Linda said...

Some good ideas with the paper...I see a quilt in the making.

By the way...I love the rocker on the previous post...what a great find!

I have a few allergies too, but the are OK with the Flonase nasal spray...I hate taking pills, so that a good alternative for me!

ButtonMad said...

Very creative...god idea to cut up paper and try ideas out that way
Greetings from south africa

ButtonMad said...

Meant ...good idea....of course....
Easter was this weekend for us in south Africa...didn't realise Greece celebrated it a week later than us...

katie jean said...

I love how you played with just two pieces of colored paper. What a brilliant way to quilt design!

Thanks for visting my blog, I'm glad you found me, so now I can visit with you too. Katie

BeachVintage.com said...

Sorry to hear about your allergies. But playing with paper is so cool!