vendredi 27 mai 2016

Progress on the blue monday quilt

Hi Randy Danto, this post is mainly for you.
Do you remember the dark blue fabric that was intended for the backing of the red hexagonquilt?
I've never been able to put the scissors in the huge amount and hoped to find a spectacular idea to use it.
And last week, while lurking Stella Rubin's website, i saw the antique quilt, dark blue background, close to mine and that bold chrome yellow  hour glasses, bingo!!
And there will be plenty for at least two more tops!
Randy, you're an angel....
Today's weather is nice, dry and warmer, but bad again for the weekend.
Take care you all quilters, happy quilting!

PS: Not enough fabric from my favorite chrome yellow, so it's a mix of several ones but that doesn't bother me. No progress on the japanese blocs until now.

mercredi 25 mai 2016

Moodboard on a rainy monday...

Pooring rain, monday mood to fight so i created an artistic mess on the table and ironing board. Opened a box with japanese fabric, some chrome yellow and scraps and a quilt in mind: mainly blue, blue monday.... But it's taking shape, and quicker than i thought......
Today the wheather is bright and sunny, hello from Paris!

dimanche 1 mai 2016

Jane Lury, quiltcollector.

Jane and her husband now come to Europe for long years, travelling with their extended collection of antique quilts , orphan blocs and some other interresting textile items.
But this time for a special occasion: the book!
I stared at the quilts with open mouth: fireworks of chrome yellows, poison greens and turkey reds and not to forget prussian blues.
The book is definitely a must for quiltlovers and makers, and all the visitors were unanimous: the absolute highlight of PAF 2016.

samedi 30 avril 2016

PAM second day

A few quilts from Brigitte Giblin's corner, she is also from Australia, but her roots are french, and that becomes clear when you look at her fabric choice: some toiles and prints she gathers in France during the visits.

Hello Helen, hello Susan, so nice talking to you again, come back next year!

The vendors corner, very busy  for long hours, better go there after 4 pm....

And dangling conversations with Sue, Mirjam, Linda and Françoise, and her box of chocolates to die for...

Still meditative sewing, but something will happen pretty soon:

look at their faces....

sewing boxes and pincushions....

hey, the best scissors in the world


 Betty appliquéing a darling little block,

WOW!! Sue Maddox and the glowing lone star she will bring back home in the UK

And all of a sudden madness all over: Mary Koval poppin'in with her palampore panel giving a piece to all the girls around the table as a souvenir!

Who showed that Quiltmania mysteriequilt?

This is what i brought home this year: new books and some fabric, just a few fat quarters, Hirishima needles, supposed to be the best there is and they truly are marvelous, don't bend at all, easy to thead also. I bought twelves my fav. number.
I stopped every day at Petra Prins' booth and had a little chat with Gerda who makes the most enchanting hexies.
Greetings from Will V. in Paris, cold and windy, i'm still in winterclothes....