; Patchwork and Quilting Stories

Friday, November 11, 2016

Herringbone Baby Quilt

Herringbone baby quilt

Herringbone baby quilt

Herringbone baby quilt

Herringbone baby quilt

Herringbone baby quilt

Feeling so sorry for being late on my posting : these pictures were taken mid-september. Since then the quilt was achieved and delivered to my niece in Paris!

Before showing it completed, I wanted to share with you the progress of it and the hand quilting.

I hurried to finish it before leaving for Paris last month. The last stitch was sewn the night before flying, and the label sewn in Paris!

Next post will show this baby quilt finished and photographed in the future baby's room.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Fabrics from USA

Fabrics

Fabrics

Fabrics

Fabrics

Half Square Triangles

When my son came for holidays from Chicago he brought to me the fabrics I had ordered. I am so happy with them, they are gorgeous! And so grateful to my son for loading his suitcase with fabrics!

I have several projects... starting first with baby quilts for two babies : my first grand-daughter and my first grand nephew, both to be born next month!

I have done a selection of fabrics in the colors wished by my niece, and for this first baby quilt I have cut all the required half square triangles for a herringbone pattern.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Apron & Summer Crop





As I said before, summer was dedicated to the family (children and grand-children) who visited us. Although I spent most of the days in the kitchen, I had a little time to sew for my daughter an apron with an ancient piece of linen.

I pitted kilos of cherries to prepare jars for the winter. We collected the almonds from our tree and peeled them.
I did as well tomato sauce jars, but they were eaten before I even thought of taking pictures! I may prepare some more jars, as we still find very good tomatoes at the market.