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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shawl Almost Finished

Shawl
Shawl
Shawl
Shawl
Tarte Bourdaloue
Shawl
Baby M.

I had found near my sister's house in Paris a small shop selling half price luxury yarns and thus I bought 8 yarns of a fine wool mixed with cashmere and silk. Coming back home I started quickly to use it to knit a shawl. I had no pattern, just seen on a lady wearing it in France. I regretted I did not think of taking a picture... it would have helped me a lot. But I must have photographed it mentally quite well as I believe that the finished result is very similar to the original.

Yesterday my daughter with her baby M. came for a visit, just as I was finishing putting the 146 fringes.
I thought I could keep this shawl for myself for once, but I am not sure if this will be possible. To understand, you just have to see how she took it and wrapped herself inside together with her baby!

I baked a French Bourdaloue Tart : poached pears on an almond cream. We had it with a cup of tea in the afternoon and I must say it was delicious.

In other words, we had a wonderful day!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Large Hexagons

Large Liberty Hexagons Large Liberty Hexagons
Large Liberty Hexagons
Large Liberty Hexagons
Large Liberty Hexagons

When I opened this lovely bundle of Liberty fabrics, I had the good surprise to find  that they were all different from the ones of my own stash! I am going to use them to complete my hexagon pillow. So happy to have such pretty new fabrics!

The tutorial to paper piece the hexies is here.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble
Apples
Apples
Apples
Apple crumble
Apple crumble
Apple crumble

No quilting yet... Collecting apples for pies and crumbles. But what a poor crop this year! As we don't treat our trees, hoping nothing bad would happen, we found most of the apples from our unique apple tree, fallen on the ground and eaten by insects! Still the ones we saved were very sweet and did marvelous crumbles. I serve them with vanilla ice cream and freshly ground pistachio.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Liberty Four Patch Quilt in France

Liberty Four Patch Quilt
Liberty Four Patch Quilt
French River
French River
Garden Gate

Last spring, moving to my summer house in France I could only carry with me two quilts :

my Antique Scrappy Stars quilt and my Liberty Four Patch quilt

I love the way they look in there antique home.

No quilting last summer, just a little knitting, and I must say I did not start quilting yet although too many ideas and new projects... but I will try to be reasonable and finish some UFOs : This is my autumn goal !

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A New Quilting Book!

Quilting Book

Lara from BuzzinBumble is such a wonderful and talented lady! She wrote a book that will be soon published : Crafted Applique. The cover is amazing, I love it! It gives an idea of how talented a quilter she is! Don't hesitate and visit her blog... no doubt that you will enjoy it!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Sweet Gift

Liberty fabrics

Today just a picture to share with you this precious gift I received from a sweet blogger friend, before I open it and start using those lovely Liberty fabrics! 

Saturday, September 05, 2015

New Home for an Antique Quilt

Antique Scrappy Quilt
Antique Scrappy Quilt
Antique Scrappy Quilt
Antique Scrappy Quilt
Antique Roses
Antique Stone Bench
Antique Bignonia
Antique Roof

My Scrappy Stars antique quilt travelled with me to France. I thought it would be of the best decorative effect in my old French house. I have displayed it in the garden on an antique bench to take pictures.

I came back to Greece a few days ago after a long time in France (two months and a half!). I thought I would escape from the excessive Greek summer heat, but I had an exceptionally hot summer in France, and coming back here I find an exceptional heat for September... not lucky! It is definitely not a temperature to start quilting...

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Ohio Stars

Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars

Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars

This Ohio Star lap quilt is my third one. I did it for my mother more then twenty years ago. It was displayed in her lounge, she enjoyed it a lot and though washed too many times, it had remained in a good condition.

I hand pieced it and hand quilted it.

The size is 46" x 46", and each Ohio Star block measures 10.5" x 10.5".