mardi 4 mai 2010

Nantes and a week with the princess

Back to Nantes for POUR L'AMOUR DU FIL:
I just had to go back there after last year's first edition:
it's the easy peasy thing when you live in Paris, only 2 and a half hour with the TGV, and the convention center is just a few steps away from the railway station.
The sad thing was, that many people could not come because of the Iceland cloud, so i missed Mary Koval, Sarah Fielke, The Japanese quilters and many others.
This is Mary Kovals booth, empty, but Petra Prins and her helpers took good care of it.

Many unquilted tops to discover in Jane Lury's booth.
I want to copy these quilts!






I don't know the name of this block, should i say Lady of the Lake variation?
The quilting was very intricate, the condition excellent.




My favorite one, high on the list of soon to do..........





The one on the left, with the greens, is an english quilt.






Jane and her husband are holding up the quilt that was bought by a friend.
Very sweet and i am tepted to make this one also.







Here is a part of the Morrell quilt that came all the way from Australia.
It hung in Petra Prins' booth and she sells patterns and fabrics as a BOM.
I never saw before such a perfect machine quilting, so regular, so well balanced.








Petra Nel and Elsbeth, ready for four hectic days.









Another Morrell block










And one more!











The entire Morrell quilt, or nearly












Elisa came to Paris for a week, she's nearly 8 already and is now fond of horse riding and swimming.
We spend 4 hours a day in the swimming pool next door, and i worked on the hexies.
Astonishing how much energy kids of that age can have!













We celebrated DH' birthday in our favorite Italian restaurant
AL CARATELLO, crowded all the time, and good food and drinks.
Take care you all, keep quilting.
I'll be back soon with more stuff from Nantes.
Will V in Paris, chilly and windy today.














6 commentaires:

Barb a dit…

beautiful quilts!! thank you for the lovely post.
wonderful family photos as well.
enjoy

lesthook a dit…

I saw a few I would love to make too!

Una a dit…

Oh Will! This post is just wonderful! I could stare at these quilts forever. They are just precious. The English green is sooo nice - and that Morell quilt is something else, thank you for the close ups! Yes - more quilts to dream of making:D Love, Una (this morning we had four hours of snow... - thankfully all gone now;)

Clare a dit…

Beautiful quilts. Love the Morell.

Fancy lunch at Al Caratello tomorrow?

90809eugeniopals a dit…

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MARIE CLAUDE a dit…

Le "Morell Quilt"est donc quilté à la machine...En tout cas il est bien intéressant et pour ma part jamais vu encore.
J'aime tes photos de quilts anciens, car c'est une autre vision, bien personnelle par rapport à ce que l'on a vu sur d'autre blogs
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