samedi 20 novembre 2010

My sister mailed:

Hey, did you stop blogging?
A friend wrote: i'm fed up with the mushrooms, put something new on the blog and hurry up please...;
I was lazy, really, just lurking on other people's blogs, and spending a week with little Elisa, mostly at the covered swimming pool.
Luckily she swims very well now, so i took the little box with the hexies and sewed, taking a look at her every now and then.

Last sunday we had the first get together of the season at Monique's, who is a wonderful cook.
Take a look at her PETIT SALE AUX LENTILLES, and you understand what i mean.....
There was champagne and tariquet for apéritif and red wine for the cheese. We had cut before 50 squares light and dark in order to make the dutch quilt in QUILTMANIA, but i made a mistake: i forgot the seamallowancies, so i will start all over.
On december the 5th another gathering is planned at Dominique's.

The serial quilter-knitter-embroiderer made baskets for her DS, a Yoko Saito design.

We displayed some dark and light squares on the floor, and we are happy with what we saw, anothe amount of 50 are enough to make a generous size for a bedquilt.

The perfect harmony of Sylvie's pullover and her finger pincushion...

Wine and fire in the chimney did not make me very reactive in the afternoon.

Sylvie embroidered poppyseeds on her vintage sewing bag.
You can find the instructions on a blog called FACILE CECILE with a video.

I took my hexies with me, knowing i could picture the progress in good conditions, thanks for the help girls, not at last for the bits of fabric, the variation of prints is amazing.
With a bit of luck the top will be completed by the end of the year.
I'm moving my fabric collection into translucent boxes intead of the fabric covered vintage boxes.
Less romantic, but truly more efficient.
Take care,
Will V in Paris, sunny but chilly.

12 commentaires:

Annelies vdB a dit…

I love your hexagonals. That will become a very beautiful quilt.
The antique quilt is also beautiful. I wish you lots of fun making a reproduction of it.

AdyQuilts a dit…

Glad to see you're back - I too was a bit fed up with the mushrooms. The Hexies quilt is gorgeous.

Karen a dit…

Nice to have you back. Such a lovely post and your hexie quilt is growing beautifully.

Kay Lynne a dit…

Your hexagonals are beautiful! Thank you for the very nice post.

Jenny McH a dit…

Wonderful photos of such beautiful quilts. Love the basket quilt and your hexie quilt is stunning. So like you had such an enjoyable day with your friends. from Jenny McH (from Australia)

Dixie a dit…

Love your hex quilt - looks like you had fun with your friends - what is better in life?

Michelle a dit…

Those baskets are gorgeous.

PatchworkRose a dit…

Glad to see I have inspired you to think about starting the Nearly Insane Quilt Will.My Goodness your hexie quilt is looking just devine!! I can understant why you want to finish it first. What a loabour of love. I know that for me the Nearly Insane quilt will be a long journey but I am having such fun and am now over half way :-) Will be watching out for your beginnings :-) Cheers Lynne

Glynis a dit…

your hexagon quilt is indeed beautiful - congratulations

Taryn a dit…

Your gathering with your friends looks wonderful. Monique has a beautiful home. Ahh, wine and the fire AND quilts! A splendid day. The hexies are terrific.

Margo a dit…

the hexies are going along nicely. the food looks delicious too!

Willy a dit…

Hoi Wil
Fijne kerstdagen
Lieve groet