dimanche 18 octobre 2009

Last posting SMM

Isabeau between Guy and Carol from Quiltmania, Isabeau's home is featured in the latest issue, take a look and enjoy, it's a feast for the eye,colorful and inspirational!
Petra Prins and Renée, her helper.
Showed us beautiful quilts, you can buy the kits, and beautiful reproductionfabrics.

And here is the crew of "LA FEE PIROUETTE", Nathalie, second from the right, creates quilts with embroidery, simply delicious.

Take a look at this quilt: one hourglass is 4 cm, the zest of orange made is so special.

The quilt came to Europe with my favorite antique quilt specialist ever:
She is real trooper and came all on her own this time, selling her quilts, tops ,orphan blocks and old fabrics, and always with a big smile.
I hope she had some time to see the Elsass wit a good guide!

And Mary gave me fabric, from her next collection she created for BLANK, not yet available in quiltshops, asking me to make a little quilt using the collection.
Thank you Mary, i love such a challenge!

Second version of Mary's collection.

This is something totally different:
last year a dear friend gave me a little exercise book from a young schoolgirl, it was made during wartime, in 1943 and it shows clearly how sewing skills were taught then.
I wish i had such knowledge too!

Two recent flea market finds,a little needlebook and the cover of a little oval box, both for next to nothing.

And oh, should i feel ashamed?
I bought fabric in SMM.
But when i counted at home, i realised it was 12 meters!
NO, i'm NOT ashamed, i need this....
Enjoy your weekend, greetings from Paris, so nice under a bright autumn sun,
Will V

5 commentaires:

Messy Karen a dit…

that hourglass quilt is gorgeous. you always show us such lovely pieces. and good luck with your challenge.

PatchworkRose a dit…

Just adore that hourglass with the flash of cheddar. Thanks for the great photos.
Wish I was there

Bonnie K Hunter a dit…

It is so fun to read your blog, and see people we both know! That Isabeau sure gets around, doesn't she? And also my friend Mary Koval!!

I am packing my bags and headed to Paris on Thursday, arriving Friday morning..will let you know by email when I am passed jet lag!! :cD


Marie Claude a dit…

Bonjour Will,

12 mètres de tissu ramenés de SMM !
Je ne peux pas croire que tu n'avais plus de stock?
Je pense que comme moi, tu dors dans les tissus !
J'aime bien le quilt " Hourglass"de ta photo...
J'ai hâte de savoir ce que tu vas faire avec cette belle palette de couleur
Marie Claude

KarenQuilt a dit…

I just visited your blog today and discovered your post about the 1943 child's needlework exercise book! What a privilege to own such a jewel. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, my father was going thru a cedar trunk in the storage shed. It belonged to his mother (b. 1884 to English parents about three years after they moved to the USA ), my paternal grandmother. She took turns living with each of her three children. It was a great joy each time it was our turn. I don't know why my father was looking thru her trunk, but I was by his side when he pulled out a wondrous item (to me), a needlework lesson book very similar to what you picture in your post.

My grandmother died in 1966, spending the last years of her life in a nursing home hear her youngest daughter far from us. I didn't think to ask about this little lesson book until several years after my aunt died, about 2002. My aunt's only child and son said he had no idea what happened to any of our grandmother's things after Grandmother died in 1966 and said that his mother had never mentioned them to him. What a loss!

Keep up the good work with your blog! I was last in Paris in 2006. Your posts make me want to return! Some day, some day!