samedi 14 décembre 2013

Ok, you're more than bored

with my shiny Featherweight and you want to see new things, exiting new quilts and blocks and stuff, i've got it all fellow quilters...
Take a look at this quillow, made by my friends A R, and believe it or not, it's 100 % cashmere, so warm and smooth..
She made it for her grandson and i hope he will cherish her gift.


I went to see my girls at their seaside and went out for a walk on a pale morning, the color of the sea was sort of greenish and i followed the horses for a while.
I had the beach all for myself and enjoy these moments as much as under the summersun.


I had promised to show you the progress on NI, Well here they are and only 5 more square blocks to make plus the triangles plus the 4 corners.
But now i have the following problem:
the Nearly Insane book does NOT mention the sizes for the sashings, or the red squares.
I now hope that one of my readers made that quilt too and can help me.


We had a Christmas party 2 days ago - sort of - and gathered people from the neighbourhood, how good to meet them in a friendly atmosphere and have a good drink and some food.

Yesterday Randy from California came to see me and brought these awesome gifts.
Randy, they are all so inspiring : I already have found an inspiring doll quilt in THE BLUE AND THE GREY, The brown strip from the scrapbag is so nice , and all the little pieces so inspiring...
Among the goodies you see the oiler burette from DRITZ: truly a wonderful thing and you can attend the hidden corners of your sewing machine with the help of the telescoping spout.
A great help for oiling my Elna grasshopper.


I leave you now at least for the weekend with a pic From C D's tree of life .
Drumroll please because she's doing a wonderful labor of love...
I feel a lot better after posting the latest news, warm greetings from Paris, a blue sky after 5 days of exessive air pollution.

7 commentaires:

Nadine a dit…

Not bored at all! That quilt is absolutely gorgeous and so vibrant, as well as your wonderful NI blocks ;)
Oh, and those tree of life blocks are to die for! What a job indeed! May I ask about the size of the blocks, and if there's any chance to find a pattern, somewhere ?

THANKS for the inspiration,
Enjoy your weekend,
Griendly thoughts from my little, freezing corner, in Belgium :)

NADINE

betty prins a dit…

Gelukkig, daar ben je weer met foto's van die bijzondere NI. Wat een feest zal het zijn als al de blokken aan elkaar zitten, ik kijk er naar uit, al die kleuren!!
Prachtige foto van het strand met de paarden, doet mij erg denken aan al de vakantie's die wij daar met de kinderen doorbrachten.
Fijn weekend!

Carole Y. a dit…

On the first page of the book, there is a correction information label indicating that:

Sashing strips - (cut 196) 2-1/4'' x 6-1/2''
Cornerstones - (cut 112) 2-1/4'' x 2-1/4''

Fabric needed for cornerstones is 1/2 yard not 1/3 as listed.
Carole Y.

not so zen -quilts in Paris a dit…

Carole Y, thank you for your kind help , i really appreciate this. Will in Paris

Phyllis a dit…

Wat een prachtig gekleurde blokken heb je gemaakt voor de NI! En die andere projecten van de andere quiltsters, ook al zo mooi. Ik las over de luchtvervuiling in Parijs, er mochten geloof ik zelfs geen open haarden meer aangestoken worden. Gelukkig is dat blijkbaar voorbij.
Mooie foto's ook van het uitje naar het strand. Fijne zondag nog.

Elsbeth a dit…

Dag Will, is die wollen quilt van de fabriek uit St. Marie waar we in september een stukje van zagen? Wat fantastisch is die geworden! Genieten, die blokken van de NI. Gelukkig dat Parijs weer wat gezonder is, brrr...naar idee! Fijne feestdagen alvast, groeten Elsbeth

Andrea a dit…

A beautiful use of stripes. It creates so much movement. I have been an admirer or your quilting for a long time.