mardi 2 avril 2013

frugal

Hope you all had a lovely easterweekend.
I did not move from home as the weather was still freezing cold, so all i did was sewing on these courthouse steps.
A frugal project, roughly 18 were waiting in a bag and i have now about 50.
Still 40 to go, i need 90 for a comfortable size plus border.
Each block masures 6 inches, and it's all in the fabric:
The dark ones are made from french aprons.
This kind of fabric was still available in incredible varieties when i came to Paris in 1970,but these are antique ones.
The light fabrics are pieces from men's shirts or remnants from quiltfabrics.
If i cannot find the borderfabric in my boxes, i will buy some.
It's boring boring to make the blocks, but i LOVE to see the pile growing.
Especcialy the dark fabrics are sturdy , but yet easy to sew.
More later, Will in Paris 


17 commentaires:

ga447 a dit…

I am doing hexies but your log cabin squares are lovely.

Nifty Quilts a dit…

I really love this project of yours. The old aprons and shirts give it so much character, along with the black and white color scheme. It will be absolutely stunning when all put together!

Dawn a dit…

You have a great set of blocks going! I need to get mine out and work on them again. Thank you for sharing!

Marc Kuin a dit…

Your log cabin squares are lovely!!

betty prins a dit…

ha Will, op brocante's zoek ik ook altijd naar oude franse schorten. De stoffen zijn zo bijzonder, goed dat je ze in de log cabin gebruikt, een super idee!

not so zen -quilts in Paris a dit…

Lieve Betty, ik kan er wel wat van missen, nemm wat mee naar Nantes voor je

KijkDaarIs a dit…

Will wat wordt dit mooi!!
zo lekker vel mooie verschillende stofjes...naai jij ze op een ondergrond??
Fijne dag...
Groetjes Gerda

Phyllis a dit…

Love it! This is the real tradition of quilting isn't it? And this way of working usually makes the best and loveliest quilts, don't you think? Look forward to seeing your pile of blocks grow.

Phyllis a dit…

Love it! This is the real tradition of quilting isn't it? And this way of working usually makes the best and loveliest quilts, don't you think? Look forward to seeing your pile of blocks grow.

Willy a dit…

Prachtig Will, het voelt hier veel beter dan buiten. Blijf maar lekker met je lapjes bezig. Lieve groet,

Willy a dit…

Prachtig Will, het voelt hier veel beter dan buiten. Blijf maar lekker met je lapjes bezig. Lieve groet,

marion a dit…

je blokjes zijn erg mooi, ik kan me voorstellen dat het saai werk is maar het resultaat mag er zijn......

Linda in NC a dit…

So beautiful!

Willy a dit…

Hej Will, dit museum zag ik bij Baukje (BusyBeeFree), het is in Parijs en er is een quilttentoonstelling.
http://monabismarck.org/
Fijn weekend, lieve groet

Sharon a dit…

Beautiful blocks! I love the colors you working with, and the fabrics are so wonderful. They do look like antiques!

libbyquilter a dit…

gorgeous little blocks~!!~
and now i want to make some too~!

:-)
libbyQ

Lynn Dykstra a dit…

They are beautiful. The dark fabrics glow.