lundi 7 avril 2014

Long time no news from Paris

Shall i start with the progress on quilts and the start of Mountmellick? It's Di Ford's stunning mistery quilt, she made for QUILTMANIA.
Kits are available and i see beautiful samples on blogs , but i do it my own way with stuff from the boxes.
Appliquéinge is not easy for me and it's quite a challenge, but while working , i feel more and more at ease.
The chintz flowers came out of the Dutch stuff box , and seem bigger then the ones on the print for the kit.
The leaves beside the corner hexagons must still be appliquéd , but that's easy peasy compared to the start.
I love the blue border , and on the second pic you see the preparation for the second border , which is ready and sewn on while i'm writing.
The six pointed  hexagon blocks are a gift from my quilting buddies in Paris and i will go on making more blocks in order to get a top at the end.
I saw the block on a Pinterest pic and fell in love wth it immediately.
Triangles will separate the blocks , perhaps off white.
We had an early spring this year in France , and i spend a few days at the seaside with DD and the little sweetie, who is taller as i am now , and hates to be pictured all in once.....
On very sunny and warm day i walked from St. Pair to Carolles , to join Vauban's stone cabin , but the weather wasn't clear enough to see Mont St. Michel unfortunately , and the quiet roads and hidden beaches , the greenery and tiny flowers were a feast for the eye.
I have a brand new computer , Windows 8 , and i don't feel very at ease with it now , but i must admit there is a huge difference with the seven years old Dell, and at least i can upload photo's , learn something new every day...
Now looking for a Word initiation....
Take care you all and greetings from Will V in Paris

13 commentaires:

Jan a dit…

Your interpretation of Di Ford's mystery quilt is beautiful! I think the 'over-sized' flowers are fabulous and that wavy print border is quite wonderful.

Chantal a dit…

I am glad to hear from you. It's been a while.
You're making such a beautiful quilt. I love this one; it's GOOOORRGEOUS! That blue fabric for the border is amazing.
Can't wait to see what you will do with the six pointed hexies.
I do understand about the computer. I am stuck with the same situation. My Dell with XP is expiring and I have to get a "newer" one. Technologies do keep us to date whether we want to or not. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Heleni van Til a dit…

Jeetje, wat mooi is je Mountmellick. Ook eigen stoffen gekozen, ben ik voorstander van! Mooie keus hoor!
Trouwens, je sterrenhexen liegen er ook niet om, hartstikke mooi.
Altijd even lastig hè, een nieuwe computer. Flink oefenen en je hebt 't zo onder de knie....

gr.Heleni

Hester a dit…

Ja, dat is lastig een nieuwe pc. Vooral met bloggen. Je quiltmania quilt ziet er heel mooi uit en de 6-pointed blokken vind ik super.

Sue a dit…

Your version of Di Fords quilt is gorgeous and love the fabrics you have chosen.
Nice block from your buddies too.

Rebecca a dit…

I really love your new project, it is beautiful!

Jill @ I Rather Quilt a dit…

Your DiFord quilt and diamond stars are beautiful. Lovely choice of fabrics. I hope to visit France one day.

Annie Kingma.Bonnema a dit…

Prachtig mooi quilt werk
Succes met de nieuwe computer, het zal wel vlug wennen
Fijne dag
Groetnis Annie

Phyllis a dit…

Your Mountmellick is beautiful! Although the kit is beautiful it is so nice to see this wonderful pattern in other fabrics, love your version. And your new project looks wonderful, enjoy!

pamina a dit…

J'aime beaucoup ta version du quilt mystère, c'est sympa de le faire avec ton propre choix de tissus,je me réjouis de voir la suite !

Françoise a dit…

Je Mount Mellick is heel erg mooi. Altijd leuk om je eigen stempel te drukken.

turinoise a dit…

j'aime beaucoup ton top, doux et énergique en même temps.
Je te donne le lien vers ma galerie où tu verras le tissu utilisé, avec tes conseils, dans le sashing des étoiles de LeMoyne :)
amitiés.

Manuela

turinoise a dit…

maligne, je suis...
le lien :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/manulao7/sets/72157600217390279/

Manuela