lundi 30 janvier 2012

Was it a good idea

to start a new top?
Of course not.... a mountain of other tops are waiting for quilting, but that's the way i am.
it's  inspired by an  antique Dutch quilt. Dark browns are very present, as well as some madders,  reds, a zest of blue, the lights work darker as on the original one. Ten blocks are ready now, ten more to go, then a very small border, about half an inch, not chosen yet, and an outer border.
Last sunday we stayed at Monique's, we look close to meditating here, quiet and sewing , but in fact we were boiling with plans and we decided to go to AMSTERDAM..... YES WE DID...
So in the beginning of March we will take the fast train and spend a weekend with Joes and Isabeau.
We 'll certainly go to Den Haan en W, and there is so much other exiting stuff to do...
Any suggestions from the Dutch quilters?
 The serial knitter-quilter who hates to be pictured , is working on some Japanese blocks, as delicious as ever, she was talking about starting a blog, and i tell you, she has incredible things to show us......
My teddy is showing you a gift from a dear friend, an embroidered needlebook, three oval felt pieces, hold together by a copper handle, just love it .

In ten days a major craftshow is coming to Paris, i will let you know about it.
The cold  is here for a week they say, but it's warm inside and i count my blessings...
Take care you all, Will V in Paris

15 commentaires:

Theodora quilts a dit…

Oh! yes you are Will I just received your letter and I thank you for your offer again, I also have plenty of quilt tops waiting to be quilted,so don't feel bad ,I always get inspired and start a new one before finishing, I have about 4 diff. quilt tops I am working on at the same time,some by hand,and some a little at a time, I hope that the serial knitter starts a blog,It is very cold and windy over here also ,happy quilting to you ,theodora

Randy D. a dit…

Bonjour Will. Your tops are always so inspiring! I love seeing your work. I wish you a wonderful visit to Amsterdam with your friends. And I am sending you thoughts of warmer weather. Much love!!

pamina a dit…

rallyBeautiful blocks, Will. That's funny, I'm currently making the same, but with more pink, I think. I will show them on my blog.

Bertie a dit…

Your blocks are stunning! Looks like a very nice get together, serious works are assembled there:)
Have great fun at the l'Aguille:)) I have to miss it this year :((

Lori a dit…

Love your newest quilt!! How fun to plan a getaway with friends!!

Marina Brito de Campos a dit…

When in Amsterdam, you should visit the museum Willet-Holthuysen. This is a 17th century canal house that has been preserved with all the richness of its owners. Really lovely.
www.willetholthuysen.org/en/about-museum-willet-holthuysen
I hope you have a great time.
Marina.

betty prins a dit…

Will, super om jouw versie van de antieke quilt te zien!! Mooi, mooi!!, de mijne is nu echt bijna af, met allemaal echt antieke stofjes en DHEW sitsen en oude stofjes uit de Provence.
Wat leuk dat jullie naar A'dam komen, heerlijk zo'n weekendje, er is zoveel te zien en bij te praten!

Willy a dit…

Hej Will, prachtige quilt waar je aan werkt, maar ik vind al je quilts prachtig. Leuk dat jullie naar A'dam gaan. Misschien een leuk museum om inspiratie op te doen Tassenmuseum Hendrikje. Op de link kun je er al even binnenkijken.
http://www.tassenmuseum.nl/
Veel plezier bij de quiltbeurs.
Lieve groet

Jenny M a dit…

Here in Australia I have recently received my copy of the Quiltmania magazine. I wanted to congratulate you on your beautiful quilt in the magazine. from Jenny

Sujata Shah a dit…

Oh such wonderful inspirations on your blog! Just found your blog. I am going to take some time with my cup of tea and read away! Love this new quilt you just started. I can;t stop starting new projects too. This year I am focusing on finishing few quilts as well as start new ones!
Fun!

rietje van slagmaat a dit…

Dag Will, We hebben wat afgeleden in onze jeugd, maar het zijn nu toch leuke herinneringen geworden.
Gezellig om een uitstapje te maken naar Amsterdam. Ik zou zeker naar de Albert Kuypmarkt gaan en dan ook naar de winkels achter de kramen kijken bijvoorbeeld de Boerenbonthal. Veel plezier. Rietje van slagmaat

rietje van slagmaat a dit…

Dag Will, We hebben wat afgeleden in onze jeugd, maar het zijn nu toch leuke herinneringen geworden.
Gezellig om een uitstapje te maken naar Amsterdam. Ik zou zeker naar de Albert Kuypmarkt gaan en dan ook naar de winkels achter de kramen kijken bijvoorbeeld de Boerenbonthal. Veel plezier. Rietje van slagmaat

RETRO-Fabulous Blog a dit…

I cannot wait to hear your comments on the quilt show {and hopefully some photographs, as well}.
Have a wonderful time!

Ann a dit…

It was worth it. C'est belle!

Kathie a dit…

I just love this quilt , the setting is just perfect, I love your fabric combos... this is a quilt I would love to make
thanks for sharing. have you worked on it some more?
Kathie