Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fabric and soul...

It took me almost a year before I could start working on this quilt again.

I started it in a class with Shizuko Kuroha. Only antique Japanese fabrics are used. This class has been deeply moving for me. And quilting with these fabrics is almost like a spiritual experience.

I wanted to go back to piecing the top but couldn't. I don't know why. So I waited and suddenly, last weekend, I felt it was time.

I have now pieced 18 blocks.

I have also prepared a new pattern for 18 more blocks, cut fabrics and am trying to listen to them (or may be to me) to create the new blocks.

There will be a third series and then I will cut some on both diagonals to create another pattern.

Light is the name of this quilt and it is the perfect name for it.

Pure bliss....

Until later,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I will never get tired of pouches...

That is the reason why I keep making them.

Treasure Your Needle By L'Atelier Perdu
Fibers : Gloriana Bellagio and Desert Rose, Needlepoint Williamsburg Blue Range 321.

For this one, I decided to choose my own colors and instead of stitching the center rectangle on the front, I chose to sew a wooden button and made four assorted buttons with fabric.

And guess what ?

I am, once again, very happy with how it looks and this one will be a one-of-a-kind thanks to the few adaptions.

The front.

The back.

And finally, to give it a French touch, I have put the lovely Eiffel Tower scissors I had received as a present. I really love them :-)

Now, I will work on different quilting projects and start the beautiful Tribute To Summer Sampler by Stacy Nash that I will stitch with silks. It is going to be a framed project.

Once again, I want to thank you all for your comments. You do keep me motivated ;-)
I also want to welcome all the new followers. Thank you for reading my blog and stopping by from time to time.
When starting this blog, I would never have imagined that this blog would have linked me to so many passionate people and I am truly happy to share my passion with you.

Until later,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A pincushion and a stitched pouch.

A few days ago, I received a big enveloppe full of lovely presents : an amazing pocket, a wonderful pouch, linens, buttons, scissors, threads and a magazine and also a beautiful card. Inside the card was a stitched block made with civil war fabrics.

I will treasure all these presents and wanted to make something useful with this block so I can have it on my desk.

After a long walk this afternoon, the idea came to me immediately!

And as I needed a break from stitching -I had stitched all day long yesterday and this morning- I immediately started working on a new pincushion!

I like it a lot and I am now ready to stitch again tonight!

But you may wonder what I am stitching!!!

A delicate pouch and it's almost finished. I hope to be able to show it to you next weekend... But here's a photo of my WIP...

And to finish this post, I want to tell my Japanese friends and readers that my prayers are still with you on this sad anniversary day.

Until later,

Friday, March 9, 2012

Quilt Me Club by L'Atelier Perdu.

Natalie has done it again and a new adventure is about to start. After last year's Stitch Me Club, she now offers a Quilt Me Club, a three-month surprise project.

Have a look at her blog, she explains everything.

And for those who do not know Natalie's creations, you can see her creations here, here and here. And here again!

So let's the fun begin!!!! You'll see my progress all along ;-)

Until later,

Friday, March 2, 2012

Can you hear the birds chirping in the morning ?

Unfortunately, not yet!

Spring is not far away though!

So to make the wait shorter I decided to sew a pillow with a bird...

... chirping happilly on a tree branch...

... waiting, like me, for the first blooming flowers.

Wool Bird Appliqué Pillow
by : Maggi Bononomi (Pattern in Buttonwood Farm book)

I am very happy also with the fabric I chose for the back. It is a Japanese Yarn-Dye.

And you know what ? Maggi is coming to France and will give 3 workshops. Isn't it great ?

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you again for your lovely comments in my previous post.

Until later,