dimanche 12 mai 2013

Tops and a bit of Nantes

You said oh, she promised us more of Nantes for the next day, where has she gone?
I worked on finishing tops again, here they are:
the pineapple is from linen, only plaids and i'm searching for a border, hoping to find some in my neighbourhood and i want it on the cheap......
The courthouse steps is ready now, with a border of antique, never used blue fabric, intended for aprons, once bought in a yard sale, still crisp and a bit shiny.

The start for this top was a buch of fourpatches, and the setting was inspired by an antique quilt from Pennsylvania shown on Bonnie Hunter's blog.
The pink fabric is , if not antique, very old double pink , lovely with the chrome yellows and greens.

The big scrapbox is flowing over and as i'm preparing some blocks for the NEARLY INSANE quilt, i pull out bits and peaces.

Back to Nantes: ladies from the yarn club, ready to help knitters with hints and tips.

Like last year i met Monique Brams again, who's still working on her hexagon quilt and showed me the progress and her well organized work box.
She's a real trooper and takes  her hexies with her whereever she goes.

From the yarnbombers, just outside the congresscenter.

My old quilting buddy Christine Meynier, giving demo's and highly concentrated.
I tried to catch her attention, but no......

Sue from the UK, her blog is called I SEW QUILTS, myself and  Linda from  Australia, QUILTS IN THE BARN.

Nantes is not only quilts, but also about food, good meals and like last year, i went with Joes and Isabeau to LA CIGALE, for a delicious dinner.

And Nantes has park, and an Opera,

and people in the sunshine after an endless winter, enjoying finally warmer temperatures.

And the the surprise to discover just minutes away from my hotel the BELEM, a french tallship 

Sunshine in the Cathedral

And i came home with this, some fatquarters, borderfabrics, another 2 metercut of borderfabric and the two smaller pieces are antique , purchased at Joe and Mary Koval.

And last but not least these very inspiring books from Di Ford and Petra prins with An Moonen.
Happy mother's day from a  sunny Paris, but chilly again...

6 commentaires:

Gerda a dit…

Ik vind de pineapple quilt erg mooi. En prachtige foto's van Nantes. Bijzonder om ook nog een tallship tegen te komen, die zie ik vaak op de sails in Amsterdam. Groetjes, Gerda

Sue a dit…

Hello Will,
Lovely to see what you bought in Nantes and even nicer to meet you.

Phyllis a dit…

Prachtige foto's zeg en je pineapple top vind ik geweldig. Ben sowieso gek op pineapple quilts. Mooie stofjes heb je gekocht en ditto boeken! Nantes ziet er mooi uit, bedankt voor de mooie foto's.

Every Stitch a dit…

Great pictures of Nantes - thanks. You made some very nice purchases there too!

betty prins a dit…

Mooie quilts, de pineappel maar ook de roze!! Het was prachtig in Nantes, ik denk erg nog geregeld aan terug. Ook de stad had veel te bieden en het plan is om erg nogg eens naar toe te gaan ( ik vond er zelfs nog een quiltwinkel...) groetjes uit een bewolkt Noroy

Nifty Quilts a dit…

Thank you for the tour of Nantes! I love what you are doing with old fabrics and blocks. These are the fascination for me now too.