; January 2014 | Quilting Stories Patchwork and Quilting Stories

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Exhibition Paris March 2013



Last year in Paris, I was lucky enough to visit the Mona Bismarck
American Center. The antique quilts exhibited were exceptionally
beautiful with a great range of various styles.


This Baltimore quilt was a pure beauty,
the most stunning I ever saw, huge size 
and excellent state, like never used.
The appliqué extremely refined, the colors gorgeous!


This one was my favorite one,
mainly because of this rare green color,
and the red hexagons in between the diamonds.


This Pineapple Variation of Log Cabin
with its black background was awesome!


Great inspiration for future creations!
I will never forget this impressive exhibition.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Antique red and white quilt


 Arriving in Paris, I had this beautiful surprise :
my sister welcomed me with this wonderful
antique quilt spread on my bed!
She bought it in an auction in England.


Red and white antique quilt



Red and white antique quilt

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pink Sewing Kit



Sewing kit


This is a tiny sewing kit that I did by hand
and that I take everywhere with me.


Sewing kit

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Berlingot pouch


Pouch
Berlingot pouch

I was so pleased to receive as a present from Chantal
this lovely triangular pouch sewn and nicely quilted by Eleni.

Pouch
Berlingot pouch

I use it to store my silver jewels.

Pouch
Silver jewels

Those great silver jewels are created and hand made by Chantal.

Pouch
Silver jewels

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monday's group


Small quilt
Ginette's quilt

What a great pleasure every monday to meet my dearest friends!
We all share the same passion for quilting. Each one has her own
project and this way we always enjoy to admire the progress of all 
those different and wonderful works.


Women sewing
Marie-Jo and Michele
Coffee time with a piece of cake.

Women sewing
Martine, Ginette, Agnes and Marie-Jo
Sewing... and chatting.

Sewing
Martine
Concentration!

Martine
Martine


Agnes
Agnes
Thoughtful!

Sewing
Sashiko
Martine has started a sashiko quilt.
Japanese influence.

Sewing
Sashiko

Sashiko
Sashiko

Small blocks
Agnes' work
Lovely pouch sewed by Agnes, who is preparing
her blocks for a baby quilt.

Small blocks
Agnes' work

Michele's work

Michele's blocks are ready to be assembled.

I love this cute quilt from Ginette.
She has put it on the frame and starts to hand quilt it.

Hens quilt
Ginette's hens




Hens quilt
Detail




Hens quilt
Michele's blocks








Michele is as well preparing her hens to be assembled.
Love the yoyos!

Blocks
Michele's hens


We admired the finished top from Severine... stunning!
This was quite a challenge!
We saw her working on this huge top every monday for years 
and are so happy to find the result even above our expectations!
Congratulations Severine!!!


Finished top
Severine's top

Quilt detail
Detail

Quilt detail
Detail

Quilt detail
Detail

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Knitted Shawl


Knitted shawl

During the Christmas holidays, when the family was gathered
at home, I did'nt have the opportunity to go to my seewing machine,
because I spent most of my time in the kitchen! But whenever I had some
free time, I was knitting, as I cannot sit down without having a work  
in my hands, and I did this "moutarde" (as we call in French) shawl.

Knitted shawl

I used two yarns : an alpaga wool and a thin mohair together.

Knitted shawl

I like those two colors together, they are
warm to look at.

Knitted shawl


Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Bumper and baby quilt


Baby bumper

I received those pictures from my son and his wife, 
and it is a great pleasure for me to see that the bumper
and the baby quilt I sewed with love are of use to their baby!

Baby quilt



Baby quilt

Baby seems very happy under his quilt,



and happy as well above it!

Four patch baby quilt


Baby quilt



Four patch and toy
First toy

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Pouch

Today I just wanted to show those lovely handmade things : 
A patchwork pouch quilted by Eleni and two small owls pincushions


Quilted pouch
Eleni's small pouch with Kaffe Fassett fabrics
Quilted pouch
Severine's tiny owl

Friday, January 03, 2014

Embroidery box


Here it is my box, ready and filled with 
colored threads, cottons and canevas.


Embroidery box