Some of the fabrics bought during the quilters' gathering, 50 cent for each piece, and the red and off white is enough for a top!
The old fashioned book is from 1889, tips for young ladies, their household, how to take care of men and children, and good manners. Things i desperately need....
Sunset over Paris, direction south, from my window. Everything was pinky, and light flashes on windows. Click on the foto and you will see until Ile de la Cité. Even farther, because the skyscrapers are in the 13th, so south Paris intra muros.
I had a lovely meeting with LeeAnn , her blog is called Nifty Quilts and go and take a visit, she took a lot of foto's, tomoorow a last coffee, before she flies back with Bruce to Seattle.
It happens that we could meet Christine too, Christine lives in Athens,Greece, and is an avid quilter too.
I have shown this quilt before and you may have seen it. A more elegant an well balanced version was made by Esther Paap for the book ' 'Promenade dans un jardin Hollandais' by Petra Prins and An Moonen. The pattern didn't exist by the time i started the quilt in 2011, after seeing a foto in Quilts Japan. There are 2 antique versions of this quilts: one in the Netherlands and the other went to Pennsylvania. So it's about the "sisters quilt"
Judit Ebbelaar and her sister Karin have just finished both a top and Judith (Juudsquilts) has written several postings about their top and the finish during the Noroy Quilt Convention. So all at once it became a HYPE! Join us ! It's so much fun to make it!
The middle , including the part of the yellow triangles, is very big as i designed the templates myself with the help of papersheets with half centimeters squares, a pencil and a compass. Lazy as i am, i used a border fabric for the intermediate border instead of the tiny stars on the original quilts. The orangy cheddar fabric in the medallion was a men's summershirt from the junkshop. The quilting is simple and not very intricated. Made with what i had in the scrapboxes and boxes under the bed. Barbara Brackman noticed that i had used the very darkbrown in the medallion from a fabric she designed for her collection 'Lately Arrived From Paris" and wrote a lovely posting about my quilt and i felt very honored.
If you want to see more pictures scoll back on my blog to june 2012.
All the segments for the snailtrail are ready and prepared for the summer among some other little jobs. Maybe i won't tuch a needle, but i feel secure with some handwork in my luggage.
My Vanessa Bruno bag is from the junkshop and i payed 10 euros for it. It happened the the inner part was completely worn out and out of order. I carefully took it out and used it as a template. Spic and span again , using the leather parts on the new lining, i have a brand new bag, the bag costs a random 520 euros, no way, i cannot afford that!!
Keep on quilting ladies and let me know if you too are under the spell of the SISTERS - LES SOEURS - ZEUREN quilt!