Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Life is a gift we are given each and every day,
that is why it is called THE PRESENT...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
ENJOY YOUR SEWING!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I was lucky enough to attend my first BIG quilt show.
Oh, it was such a wonderful week ! Pure delight in quilters world ...
Better than words, here's a slide show,with (some) of my favourite pictures,e.g. Dutch quilts, and also those from Hungary & New Zealand (special guests), not to forget a -Yoko Saito, 30 years of quilts -retrospective, and soooo many, many others...
I was also speechless and much moved, when seeing the Amish quilts(these were antique quilts from a private collection). The Amish works are so special to me...
Of course, I dived into the shopping mall, with 146 European quiltshop owners - Aaaaarghghgh !... but that's another story, for my next post.
Looks like I've got some problems to upload my slideshow on my blog
(still have to learn/practice, HeeHee..)
Please, click on "view all images", hereunder...
THANKS for your visit !
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Jeri cleverly divided the quilt in 9 sections, the first step being the 4 corners - each corner composed of a 10 x 10 squares...
The pictures below are showing the upper right corner.
I cut ten 2,5" strips, each of a different color, corresponding to my choice, and pieced them together.
Then I cut 2,5" strips accross them
and started to arrange them, unpicking at the top...
Friday, August 14, 2009
Jeri will make it with me, so she wrote step-by-step instruction sheets, and she cleverly labelled each color with a number, so that we don't mix anything...
Dear Jeri, thanks to you, one of my quilty dreams will soon come true,
and I'm sooo grateful !
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
One day, she told me :
Back home, I searched the Web to find more of it, but couldn't...
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Well, she (almost) cried...
and then she read, and read A LOT !
as it was made by a man (the quiltshop owner's hubby) !
Interesting and beautiful, isn't it ?
I was kindly given the pattern - another one on my "must-do" list...
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Back to normal, I was sooo happy to sew again, and finally decided on
my "Little Blue Birds" borders...
which was not so easy, as I wanted a vintage look,
but I happily found
that "grandma's aprons" repro fabric on the web (E-quilters.com)
There will be a surprise wink in this top,
you'll see it soon...
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I'm still catching up with Blogland posts, and see that
congratulations to you all !
I'll be back soon,
Thanks for your visit
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
share it with friends, is such a blessing,
and there's nothing like some new (long-term) projects
to focus your mind on the bright side of life...
First of all, look at my blog header.
You might remember I saw that beauty in a French quiltshop in Paris
and I shared a picture with you...
Well, Jeri loves it, too!
So she kindly proposed to design the pattern, calculate the yardage,
and help me find the right solids color palette. Isn't that sweet, indeed ?
Sharon will be joining us, as well (after her big moving).
Some weeks ago, I posted a comment to Rae Ann ,
about her lovely 30's repro fabrics quilts...
She proposed to share a lovely pieced/applique pattern with me,
(and some of those 30's repro fabrics, that I love)
Ain't I lucky ?
And here's the BIG fellow that will keep me busy
for the coming year (s ?)
Actually, it's the reproduction of an Antique Quilt
that Guute recently adapted with EQ6.
Originally, she intended to share her pattern on her blog,
but the demands of enthusiastic quilter friends were so numerous (more than 100!)
that she decided to create a Yahoo Group (see the logo on my sidebar).
You're all welcome to join the fun!
I'll be starting handpiecing mine by end of July, when returning from vacations.
This will give me time to think about my colors scheme,
and collect some repro fabrics...
"Those good old hexies" are another long-term,
handpiecing project that I love.
I've been part of The Great Heaxagon Quilt Along for some months.
This is a fantastic hexies lovers blog, created by sweet Robyn
If you love hexies and got some spare minutes,
don't miss a visit, it's full of inspiration!
I'm using bright K.Fasset fabrics, on a black background,
and will bring my tin box with me on vacations...
Aaah, my sweet little blue fella's!
This lovely quilt was designed by the talented Nanette, from Freda's Hive
(pattern available on her Etsy shop, see her sidebar).
Mine is just about being a flimsy, and I love it.
You'll soon be seeing it ;>)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Want a funny saying ?
People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon made undoubtedly necessary by the 30-year mortgage...
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
We stayed in a very comfy hotel, and decided to visit
some of the many picturesque places, such as
L'Ile de la Cité, walking along les Quais de la Seine...
up to the Tour Eiffel...
Hmmmm...Stormy weather (but yummy restaurant ! HeeHee)
The day after, we went to the splendid Musée du Louvre, where we spent a whole day...
We also went to the beautiful Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral...
Of course I had planned a visit to a famous quilt shop!
So we went to Le Rouvray, just behind Notre Dame...
Such a pleasant and welcoming shop !
with beautiful fabrics, among some antiques
old quilts, so beautifully hand quilted...
and also gorgeous quilt tops. This one was was my absolute favorite one. I have to make such a quilt !
Of course, I couldn't leave empty handed, HeeHee..... And I chose a fabrics kit, to make a throw in sunny, colourful Provence toiles.
The pattern is very simple (sometimes these are the best ones) : four patches, with marbled yellow connecting blocks, and a beautiful border.
Hmmmm, I'm in the mood for starting it right now...
THANKS, kido's... you really spoiled us !