Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Quilter's Heaven and my progress on the Civil War Tribute BOM




Last summer I was in Oregon visiting my dear friends. They are my American "family" as they were my host family when I worked in Portland a long time ago. Of course, while being there I could not resist doing some shopping!!!! And I found an extraordinary quilt shop in West Linn which is very close to Portland : Hollyhill Quilt Shop and Mercantile. It was, for me, heaven on earth. Each part of the shop had its own theme : country, christmas, Americana... The photos will show you more than I can tell!



It was worth the visit!!! And as my daughter was in Portland for a semester and asked me what I'd like her to bring back for me, guess where I sent her?

Next Quilt Shop visit will be in Sisters, Oregon!! Another great place where there is a wonderful outdoor Quilt Show in July! And lots of antique dealers, too!!! But, that will be for another post...

You may have guessed, by now, that I love the USA. This is why I'm really happy to piece the Civil War Tribute Quilt BOM. Do you remember ? I showed you the fabrics here.
The Civil War Tribute collection by Judie Rothermel is showcased in this extraordinary quilt which was created as a BOM program by Homestead Hearth. In France, you can find it at Les Secrets de Marie.
I've just finished month 1 which consists in two identical blocks. One is 18 inches and the other one is 12. I follow the rotary cutting instructions but piece it by hand. First of all, because of the pleasure of handpiecing and also because I don't feel comfortable with my sewing machine!
But I will try to sew a quilt top by machine very soon! I'll let you know.



Now, I'm getting ready to go to the French Quilt show organized by Quiltmania. I will attend three classes. One to create nice little presents for next Christmas, one to learn a fast machine piecing method using a special ruler (new for me!!!) and of course a class with Reiko Kato! :-))
Until later,

5 comments:

  1. Tes photos sont magnifiques et nous font découvrir un lieu de rêve pour les quilteurs :-)
    Félicitations pour tes débuts sur ton nouveau quilt : les couleurs sont vraiment très sympas ,j'aime beaucoup .
    A très bientôt,
    Isa

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  2. Bravo David, tes blocs sont superbes, je commence à noter les noms des magasins pour cet été?!?. A bientôt, à Nantes.
    Marie-Claude

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  3. merci pour votre mail, je ne comprends pas forcement tt en anglais, ms je vais aller lire le blog dont vs me parlez, papa est parti subitement et je n'ai pas encore réalisé...
    j'ai la chance de connaitre Marie Claude avec qui je suis partie il y a 2 ans chez les amish, c'est une chouette fille... je vs embrasse bien fort

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  4. What a beautiful quilt, and thank you for sharing the pictures of that wonderful store in Oregon!

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