; November 2014 | Quilting Stories Patchwork and Quilting Stories

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rail Fence Quilt

Rail Fence quilt

Rail Fence quilt

Rail Fence quilt

Those pictures were taken in London where two of my sons are living. I did this lap quilt for my youngest son. He lives in a cottage and asked me a quilt that would match with the style of his decoration. I understood that I should use brown and beige colors and find a graphic design. I chose the Rail Fence pattern. This is an easy pattern, quickly done. The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted. The size is about 54" x 54". On the last picture you can see the large brown border. I must say that the result is stunning in the lounge of this cottage and my son and his wife are very happy with it. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mini Nine Patch

Mini Nine Patch

Mini Nine Patch

Mini Nine Patch

Mini Nine Patch

Mini Nine Patch

For many years Lucy's blog was one of my favorite sources of inspiration. I love Lucy's creations and pictures. This mini Nine Patch quilt is a reproduction of one of her miniatures. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. The size is 10.5" x 8". 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Antique quilt pink

Antique Watermill Quilt 1870s

Antique quilts

Antique quilts

Antique quilt

Antique quilt

Antique quilt
  
Antique quilt


Detail antique quilt

Detail antique quilt

Detail antique quilt

Last February I have shown you the antique quilt I received from USA. In the box, together with the Monkey Wrench grey quilt there was a second one : this pink quilt. It's a wonderful antique 1870s quilt, the pattern is Water Mill small scale and the size is for a queen size bed. I love everything in it, but especially this incredible green sashing. The brown backing is as well beautiful (you can see it in the fourth picture). This is such an inspiring quilt, as regards the pattern, and the combination of colors!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Folklore Scrappy Quilt

Under the fig tree

Folklore quilt

Folklore quilt

Folklore quilt

Folklolre quilt

Folklore quilt

Folklore quilt

Folklore quilt

Folklore quilt

Folklore quilt

Folklore quilt border

Folklore quilt border

Folklore quilt

I finished this quilt last year and gave it this name of Folklore because many of my scraps were coming from a line of fabrics called Folklore. I selected those rather strong colors to make a dramatic effect, which is quite unusual for me, as in general I prefer soft tunes. I was influenced by a picture found in an old magazine : Country Quilts of Fall 2005 and I used their pattern.

The pattern names of the blocks are Puss In The Corner and Stepping Stars.

The quilt size is 63" x 75". (1m60 x 1m90).

As I said before, I was not used to work with such strong tunes and the consequence was that, once finished, I folded my Folklore quilt and put it straight in a cupboard. I did not look at it for a whole year! But when I "re-discovered" it this autumn, I fell in love with it!!! I find those cheerfull and warm colors so attractive and I think it makes a perfect decoration for fall. Everybody can now admire it in my lounge!

Have a beautiful Sunday!
Bon dimanche a toutes!

Christine

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fabric Selection

Baby's things
Mushrooms fabrics

I chose this cute fabric for the baby's crib bumper.

Mushroom fabric

For the baby's bed I thought of a windmill pattern with these shades of grey.

Grey shades

These days are very busy getting everything ready for the birth of my daughter's first child,
forseen begining of December!

Cheers!
Amities a toutes!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Rail Fence Miniature

Slow Sunday Stitching
Miniature quilt
Miniature quilt

Miniature quilt
Detail hand quilted border

Miniature quilt
Miniature quilt backing

Miniature quilt
Miniature quilt backing

This mini quilt measures 11" x 8". The Rail Fence center measures 7.25" x 4.50".
Each block 1.50" x 1.50". Each stripe 1.50" x 0.75".
It is machine pieced, hand quilted and hand binded.
Hand binding explanations here.

I am linking up today with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching, and with Karen for Sew Many Ways.

Best wishes for a wonderful stitching Sunday.

Pour mes amies francaises

Ce quilt mesure  28 cm x 20 cm.
Le motif central  19 cm x 11cm.
Chaque block       4 cm x  4 cm.
Chaque bande     4 cm x  1 cm.

Ce mini quilt est fait a partir de petites chutes de tissus. Il est assemble a la machine et quilte a la main. La bordure est cousue a la machine sur l'endroit et a la main sur l'envers du travail avec un petit point glisse. Explications ici.

Je souhaite a toutes mes amies quilteuses un super dimanche!

Christine



Thursday, November 06, 2014

Happy Mail!

Enveloppe

Liberty fat quarters

Liberty fat quarters

Liberty fat quarters

Stack of fat quarters

When I went to visit my sons in London last March, I bought some yardages of Liberty fabrics.
The problem in Liberty's shop is that you cannot buy less than one yard, which limits you as they are quite expessive.
So, recently obsessed with those prints, I searched the web and was happy to find a very good site selling fat quarters of Liberty fabrics. The prices are reasonable and the shipping is very fast. 
These Liberty prints remind me of my youth, some are still the same as those I was using when sewing cushions for my new studio in Paris!
Have a great day!
Bonne journee a toutes mes amies quilteuses francaises!
Christine

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Mini Houses

Slow Sunday Stitching 

Miniature quilt
Four mini houses

Detail mini houses
Detail mini house

Quilt back
Hand stitches

Quilt back
Hand stitches
Together with the basket pattern, the house pattern is my favorite one. Although I made several basket quilts, I only did this miniature house quilt, but it is in my projects to create a large one some day...
Sunday morning is ideal for slow stitching and I finished the binding of this miniature quilt (here in Greece it is 2 pm). The size is 13.50" x 13,50".
Linking up today with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.