samedi 23 mars 2013

Steps forward

on work hidden for long times in boxes and plastic bags: i finally finished the little baskets, and i know i wouldn't without the help of my friends. This felt like a never ending story, but it was on my list of ufo's for this year.
I like the finish of the two borders and evry fabric i used came from stash.
I preferred  the darker border, but i just had not enough of it.



The churn dash top is a different story: sixteen of the blocks  and antique turn of the century, and formed with the sashing a poorly sewn top . The browns of the sashing, a lovely fabric, was so week i could easily tear it . So no way to re-use it. Unsewing the blocks was a hell of a job because of the sewing thread the maker used. I've spend long long hours on it.
Then i made some new blocks of matching repro fabric and joined them all with a more sophisticated sashings.


This top is not me at all. It's something between Gee'sBend and Gwen Marston, made from a paperbag filled with strips , It still has to be framed, but  i think it will be nice when quilted. I just can't recognize myself in this top.....


Tadaaaa, this is what my husband painted when i asked him for a VERMEER....
It mesures only 7 by 9 cm, and it was difficult to find someone who could frame such a small painting.
I'm over the moon and told him i want a REMBRANDT for next year....
Take care you all fellowquilters, spring has still not sprung here, and cold is coming back.
I saw i had 200 followers since last week, i can't believe it.
Thank you for your interest in my quilts , i'm so happy to share and follow you too,
Will V in Paris

21 commentaires:

Ann-Mari a dit…

Beautiful baskets, love them. And a excellent rescue job on the churn dash blocks. It is fun and scary at the same time to step outside the box, and make something one normally make. You did a great job. Lucky you, having such a talented husband. The book about this painting is one of my favorites.

Julierose a dit…

I really like those baskets--especially the rick-rack handles--great idea!! Aren't you lucky to have an artist husband! Lovely work Julierose

liz a dit…

I am impressed at how you are finishing off work that has been put aside. I wish I could do the same. New projects just call me...So I understand.

I like them all, and the painting is gorgeous!

Elsbeth a dit…

Hallo Will, wat een prachtige mandjesquilt is dat geworden, geweldig dat je niet genoeg had voor de border - ik hou van dat soort quilts!
Prachtig schilderijtje van je echtgenoot..is zijn achternaam Vermeegen toevallig ;-))
Hartelijke groet!

Donna~~ a dit…

My computer refused to load all of your pages (it is old), but wanted to tell you how much I love your basket quilt. Might have taken time, but lovely finished!!

Janet a dit…

Your basket quilt is fabulous! I love it! The painting is amazing as well -and so tiny- Wow!

regan a dit…

Your quilts are all fantastic! Love love love that baskets quilt! And your hubby's painting of a Vermeer is outstanding! It is spot on! And so tiny! What a talented hubby!

Jeanneke a dit…

Hello Will,
your baskets look marvelous, I'd really like the colours, with lots of yellow in it. And what a great idea to make the handles of zigzag ribbon. These baskets are on my wish list too...
And I didn't know you also have a husband who's a painter, I like his painting very much.
Over here in Holland it's also very cold, but it's good weather for quilting! Have a nice sunday,
Jeanneke

baukje a dit…

You and your husband are talented people!!!!! I love the rick-rak basket handles...
here inn the Indre wheather is not better than in paris. i come to Paris next wednesday for a day . Did you go to see the quilts in the museum near the seine? I do not remember the name, it was in the last Quiltmania;

Phyllis a dit…

What a lovely basket quilt, I really like the completely from stash idea. Isn't that how quilts used to be made and those (old) quilts will Always be favorites of mine. As is the churn dash block, another favorite! Love what you did with it and admire your patience... with both tops! Your husband's work is so clever & beautiful.

Carin Wijnand a dit…

This blog is full with beautiful art.
What a great job you did with the quilts, they are all three different in style.
And the Vermeer so cute.
Thanks for sharing.

Tilly a dit…

Wat een prachtige werkstukken, je schiet zo aardig op met je ufo's. Je man is een kunstenaar.
groetjes Tilly

betty prins a dit…

Je mandjesquilt is prachtig geworden, wat een heerlijk gevoel dat ze af is, weer iets doorstrepen op die lange lijst....
Leuk trouwens om je andere quilts ook te zien (wat komt er van jou in Nantes te hangen???, ben niet nieuwsgierig..)
Een prachtige Vermeer heb je gekregen en een Rembrandt is ook niet gek... (ik 'bestel' ook regelmatig een schilderij voor mijn verjaardag bijv.)
Hier is het zo koud, hoop dat Parijs een iets zachter klimaat heeft!

Guusje, a dit…

Wat een prachtige mandjesquilt en het schilderij helemaal geweldig mooi.

marion a dit…

wat een prachtige quilts......vol bewondering.......en het schilderij , ik zou het koesteren

Dawn a dit…

Amazing painting - impressive.
Love your quilt rpojects. The red rick-rack handles are great, as is the sashing with blue and brown.

Cher a dit…

enjoyed your photos and work finished..well done! gorgeous painting your wonderful husband did for you

Randy D. a dit…

Will, I just love the basket quilt! You are amazing. And that Vermeer painting? the original Girl with the Pearl Earring? It is in SF at a museum. Your husband's painting is almost better!!

David a dit…

Love both the basket and churndash quilts... it's always a pleasure to read your posts.

lia a dit…

Ooo wat een mooie quilts heb je afgemaakt,leuk die mandjes met de gekartelede bandjes en wat heerlijk een man die zo kan schilderen.
Groetjes Lia

Tamara a dit…

Will, als je nu weer zo'n klein lijstje zoekt voor een klein schilderijtje moet je misschien zoeken in poppenhuisland. Daar zijn er verschillende soorten die je zelf gemakkelijk in elkaar kunt zetten. Het ziet er prachtig uit zowel je quilt als het schilderijtje van je man. Groet Tamara