; April 2016 | Quilting Stories Patchwork and Quilting Stories

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring Inspiration

 Country Home & Interiors magazine

Country Home & Interiors magazine

Country Home & Interiors magazine

Campagne Decoration magazine

Wisteria

Wisteria

Wisteria

Almond tree

Almond tree

Dandelion

Succulent

Succulent

Rose bud

Rose

Searching for some inspiration for the spring decoration of my home, I brought various magazines in the garden, a cup of coffee... I so enjoy this activity! Spring is a great source of inspiration for painting, quilting... the miracle season! The flowers are marvelous, especially the wisteria fragrant with scent. 

In a COUNTRY HOMES & Interiors April 2014 issue, I found a picture of a quilt that reflects my spring happy mood and I am hopping up and down of impatience to start a similar one... fabric order??? Sure I will not find what I want in my stash...

Though it may be a more reasonable idea to finish my Gyspy Four Patch Quilt that I began to enlarge two months ago. See the progress here.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Spring Gathering

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Flowers

Flowers

Lilac

Lilac

Crochet

Gathering

Crochet

Crochet

Crochet

Hexagons

Hexagons

Diamonds

Diamond

Pincushion

Apron

Apron

Apron

Apron

Apple tart

For the first spring quilting gathering, I decorated my house with flowers.

Our quilting group is becoming sometimes half knitting group. Eleni, our great long-arm quilter is crocheting a stunning jacket from a Rowan pattern with Rowan yarn. I am eager to see it finished. She as well did an apron for Michele, of her own pattern. We had fun trying it and we all want one!

Michele is knitting a wonderful blanket and the other friends are progressing with there quilting projects : Flower Garden hexagons, diamonds...

For coffee time I did for the first time a gluten free apple tart. I used for the pie dough a mix of buckwheat, corn flour and rice flour. The result was very good and well appreciated though I am the only one to be on gluten free diet!

Wishing a wonderful spring to everyone!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Bohemian Shawl Fringes

Bohemian shawl fringes

Bohemian Shawl Fringes

Bohemian Shawl Fringes

Bohemian Shawl Fringes

Bohemian Shawl Fringes

Bohemian Shawl Fringes

My daughter wished to have fringes to this shawl. I had to order more yarn as fringes need many yards of wool. They need as well many hours work, almost as many hours as to knit the shawl! 

For how to make fringes, you can find the tutorial HERE.

On the pictures you can see a bag I had sewn with a lovely fabric designed by Anna Maria Horner.
When knitting I like to store my yarns in a color matching bag!