mercredi 14 décembre 2011

news from Paris

I met Carol and Marie Claude at the craftshow in November and they had a delicious little booth with little quilts shown in the new magazine COUNTRY VINTAGE, sure i bought a copy.

Sylvie is working on this starquilt: DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE PATTERN JOES? and it turns out so sweet:yummy colors and nice quilting. We had a meeting at Michèle, she lives in an appartment in a suburb, with a view on a little lake, and the weather was as gorgeous as in early spring or fall, and with unreal warm temperatures.
The cold is on since only a few days, windy and some rain, but i don't complain, with Christmas in one week only.

Remember the serial knitter?She made a darling little bag and the brooch isn't bad too huh?
AnneMarie brought her latest top to show us, the double wedding ring with a stunning crazy embroidery.

One of Michèle's quilts hanging in the hall.

I'm currently working on this: a good friend gave me a tattered top, made from 16 patches blocks,some very damaged , worn out or stained.
So i saved the good squares, cut them into 2.1/4 inches and made four p, atches out of it.
The light blue fabric , very old too, fit nicely in with the little blocks, so see the result.
I'm not even sure it needs an outer border, but maybe some of you have brilliant ideas.....
Still loads of blue available.

This is one of the dollquilts i'm finishing,leftovers from a big bedquilt.
I'm not very much in the mood for Christmas, but i'll do the best i can and we're happy to see Elisa at the seaside.
Take care, Will V in Paris

10 commentaires:

susis quilts a dit…

dear will,it is always exciting to read your blog posts,lovely pictures of quilts,just what i like,too,happy stitching,susi

Ann-Mari a dit…

The quilt Sylvie is working on is a very beautiful quilt. Your scrap 4 patch will look just the part. You are right, it need no more borders. But it depends on how big you want the quilt to be, of course. I have bought Quiltmania with your hexagon quilt in, that is amazing work. I get so inspired looking at photos of quilts. Thank you for a great blog.
Wish you a happy christmas

Randy D. a dit…

Love the little 4 patches! You do amazing work. I always get inspiration from your quilts, I'm sending you big hugs this season. Hope you enjoy spending time with your darling granddaughter!,

Miriam a dit…

I love that star quilt! Beautiful!!

GARIGO a dit…

J'aime tout! bravo pour le four Patch! Bon Noël en famille ;o)

manuela a dit…

tu peux finir le four-patches tel quel, comme les quilts utilitaires d'autrefois, ou le border d'une ligne de petits carrés si tu as le temps et l'envie. De toutes façons, il est charmant et parfait.

mes étoiles avancent, je commence à poser les bandes intermédiaires (sans cabochons).

Bon Noël en famille et tous mes voeux pour bien démarrer 2012.



KarenQuilt a dit…

The little Log Cabin doll quilt is beautiful! Is the border all one printed fabric design or is it appliqued? Very interesting pattern if it is a printed frabic.

Nancy in MT a dit…

I keep returning to you blog because I adore that double wedding ring quilt, the colors, the embellishments. A design in a book or magazine? I return also because I love your style and the style you showcase.

Nancy in MT, USA

Supergoof a dit…

Hoi Will, zodra het hier gaat vriezen sta ik met m'n fototoestel klaar om voor jou mooie foto's van de kolk te maken.
Fijne avond helemaal ver weg in Parijs, en lieve groetjes vanuit Blokzijl!

Theodora quilts a dit…

some very exciting quilts being made and displayed ,they are all beautiful ,we don't get any magazines here in Greece at the craft shop near me they have tons of embroidery mag ,but not one on quilts can you believe it I have mentioned it to the lady ,but I gather they is not enough demand for them,happy quilting to you.