samedi 5 février 2011

A week in St.Jacut

We had a welcome Januari break in Brittany, the beaches belonged to us only. Whereever we walked, not a human being at the horizon, and, even better, bright and sunny wheather all the time, just a little drizzle at sunday afternoon, while loading the car.

Joes and Isabeau came to join us from Amsterdam, very motivated, they drove 9 hours to join us.
You probably know them allready from Quiltmania's articles about their sewing rooms.
Isabeau allowed me to show her antique 1860 quilttop: a gem. 
When you look closely to the tiny nine patches, you'll see that the size of a little sqare is half an inch....
The borders are stunning too: flock of geese and broken dishes.
Shirtings, madders, poison greens, chrome yellows, indigo blues, a touch of black also here and there.

Monique won the top she will have to assemble herself: lucky she was indeed and at the end she will have a bed quilt of a very generous size.
We used reproductionfabrics for the squares, the allover look will be anticky.
We all loved the dressed table with an embroidered tablecloth and dishes , all various DIGOIN.

We ate fresh fish, oysters, shrimps and various seefood, drunk white wine and cider.
The lovely floor was found in St. Malo, in a milk and cheese shop.
All of us are quilters, but some, like Dominique, are embroiderers too: so we arranged a mini expo to show you their sewing cases and other small items.
And here is the beach in winter,how fascinating it is to walk on a lonely seaside, far from the madding Paris crowd.
Thank you Monique to open your house for us, and for all the kind attention you had for each of us individually.
No work from me this time, but the hexies top is finished,i'm joining a small red border of 4 inches, i don't like the original one.
I ordered fabric for the backing and THOUSANDS OF BOLTS, and some smaller pieces of reproduction fabrics, it's the first time i ordered frpm them, hope the best of it.

Sorry for the chaotic setting of this post, via google chrome, windows will no longer upload my photos and i'm not yet familiar with it, but tremendously happy to be able again to post.

My thoughts go toAustralian quilters who suffered from the floods and then from thunderstorms, nature can sometimes give hard lessons;
Will in Paris, have a good weekend you all.

7 commentaires:

Kim a dit…

Beautiful beautiful antique quilt! Love it so much! Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

Willy a dit…

Heerlijk verhaal en foto's, fijn dat je weer wat gepost hebt.
Fijn weekend, lieve groet

Miranda a dit…

What a lovely time you had with you're friends! Great pictures...

Kathie a dit…

the pictures of the antique quilt are just amazing. I sure wish that Quiltmania would have published a pattern for this quilt
the border is what has me so intrigued. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Looks like you all had a wonderful time. NIce that you can get together and share your love/passion of quilting together.
Kathie

MARIE CLAUDE a dit…

Ah ! Will, je suis contente de te retrouver et de te lire à nouveau !
Surtout voir tous ces ouvrages classiques donnent bien des fourmis dans les doigts !
Une rencontre amicale au printemps ?
Bises

Linda C a dit…

Please say hello to Joes and Isabeau for me. l meet them in Houston last year. I love Isaubeau's antique quilt. Its beautiful. Thanks ofr sharing the pictures and stories of your gathering.

KarenQuilt a dit…

Oh, the antique quilt was wonderful! I was also very intrigued by the tile floor pattern. May I have permission to post this on my Quilt History Report blog? If so, who do I say took the photo? Thank you!
Karen Alexander
karenquilt.blogspot.com