mercredi 22 avril 2009

My lectures, scarfs, a surprise and another DJ

These are my favorite quiltbooks at the moment:
Childhood treasures is a MUST for doll quilt lovers, and even more because it's written by Merikay Waldvogel, i have all her books.
I met her in the 80ties in Paris, she gave a lecture on antique quilts, so little we knew then about the subject, and what a struggle to get reliable information...........

Stunning quilts is lovely too, but i had no time yet to get to the bones.

And i 'm plunged in Lewis and Clark:
i'm fascinated by travel stories, this part of the American history is breathtaking!
The other books are in Dutch, Bataven relates the life of Dutch immigrants in France, mostly during the French Revolution.
Pauperparadijs is a sad story, about extreme poverty and dictatorial paternalism and the influence on one family during several generations.

Two scarves i bought at my junkshop:
both are provençal
i intend to use the for quilting,but i'm scared to cut such a nice fabric.

Look what the postman brought me!
A surprise from Francisca, she spoiled me with antique fabric from Spakenburg in Holland, one of the last villages where elder women still wear local costumes.
So precious because THIS IS FADING AWAY quickly!
Thank you so much Francisca, you made my day..........

I hesitated a long while to show you my DJ;
you've seen so many of them!
It's finished since 1998,and i loved to make it.
I'm pretty sure that this one was one of the very first ones finished in Europe.
It's pictured in 4 parts because of the difficulty to spread the whole thing.

I'm leaving on friday morning for Nantes, and will spend 2 days with my friend Jojo, so fun is in the air.
You'll have a nice reportage when i'm back.
Happy quilting ladies and have a nice weekend.

11 commentaires:

Karen a dit…

Your DJ is just beautiful!

Kim a dit…

Oh how I love your DJ, I keep thinking I will make one.....soon.
How many years did you spend on it?
did you hand quilt it?
Thank you for sharing it.

Happy Sewing, Merci

Di a dit…

Beautiful, beautiful Dear Jane quilt! Maybe one day I'll make one...

Janet a dit…

Your Dear Jane is gorgeous and it looks hand quilted to me, I'm astounded so thank you for showing it.

Meredith a dit…

Your DJ is beautiful and I have the small blocks stunning quilts book and I like it. As for the fabric you are unsure to cut into maybe it could be a whole cloth table topper? The other fabrics are lovely. Enjoy your traveling.

Ariane a dit…

Beautiful Dear Jane quilt!!! I love it.

AdyQuilts a dit…

Your DJ is to die for! have a great time at Nantes.

Francisca R. a dit…

Je DJ is geweldig! Mooie kleuren! de quilt waar ze op ligt trouwens ook......
Ik ga eens bij Amazon kijken voor de quiltboeken, zo leuk dat je ze daar even kunt inkijken.
Jij hebt mij ook heel blij gemaakt met de MCI's!
Ik wens je heel veel plezier en geniet maar lekker in Nantes. Ik zag dat Petra Prins (met de DJ van Supergoof!), Liezbeth van Crownstitches en Els van Bobbin er ook zijn.....ik hoop dat je wat foto's laat zien op je weblog...

martine a dit…

Ach wat mooi je Dear Jane vooral met de schulprand erlangs.
En ik ben altijd blij met boekentips.
Pauperparadijs heb ik gelezen maar Bataven ken ik niet.
Eens neuzen in de boekwinkel .

Lazy Gal Tonya a dit…

that antique dutch fabric is gorgeous - I know you'll use it wonderfully well.

Clare a dit…

The Dutch fabric is gorgeous.

Have a good time in Nantes. I wish I was going.