Monday, April 2, 2012

Starting new projects...

I have waited for La Couserie Créative to receive the Yoko Saito BOM's first two kits before starting the project. Some may say that it is best to use your own fabrics to make the quilt yours, but I prefer to use Yoko's fabrics as I learn a lot, when using her kits, about her choices, about why she used this or that fabric and I see the textures and designs from a different perspective. I discover that a design can be used for several effects in a quilt. It is like a lesson about about how to make the best use of fabric in quilts.

So last weekend I finally started Block 1 of the BOM which is published in Quiltmania in 2012. Block first was published in issue #87 and block 2 in issue #88. 4 more blocks will follow. I can tell you that I really love it!!!! And the more I work on it, the more I love it.



But one start was not enough! I received a week or so ago the first enveloppe of the 3-month Mystery Quilt By Nataliejo. And it is another wonderful project.
Though I haven't started stitching it yet, I have made my fabrics choice, which is always VERY difficult for me. Fortunately, Natalie had given us a fabric/color chart to help us choose and it has proved being very useful for me!

So here is my choice of fabrics! All out of my stash!


As for my blue quilt, it is coming along nicely and next time you will see it on my blog, the quilt top will be completely finished ;-)

Until later,

25 comments:

  1. Hello David, WOW!!! Your Yoko Saito BOM block is very nice, lovely fabrics and I am so glad that you are enjoying making this quilt. I LOVE your fabrics for Natalie's 'Quilt Me Club 2012', your choices are stunning, a little bit of this and a little of that, excellent! Fingers crossed my package arrives today ... :-))))

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    1. Thanks a lot Ann. Fingers crossed too! You will love it, I'm sure!

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  2. Waou!!! David les prémices de ton premier bloc de Yoko est très sympa....Je dois le commencer ce week-end car il me manquait du tissu pour les fonds...
    Un très bon choix de tissus pour le quilt me club de Nataliejo..Je peux te dire que tu vas t'amuser à le réaliser car j'ai fini le mien et ce fut un vrai bonheur......

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    1. Super, tu les fais aussi!!! Je vais suivre ça ;-) Ton QMC est super réussi! J'adore :-)

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    2. Comment veux tu résister à YOKO c'est impossible. Toutes ses créations sont si délicates et en plus tous ces petits morceaux à assembler dans ses divers ouvrages sont un très bon exercice aussi pour s'améliorer.....

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  3. I envy you, that is going to be a treat to be able to stitch Yoko's BOM, especially from a kit. I feel as though I learned prim appliqué and fabrics from the first BOM installments that I used, and now have a much broader sense of fabrics and just wing it now. Love you last post and your blue quilt.

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  4. Thanks Nancy... Hope to get a better sense of fabrics too ;-)

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  5. Well done, David! I'm a bit further on Yoko Saito's quilt (I have a tree near the first house :-)))), and I collected my fabrics for Nataliejo's mistery - took me a while as I'm not experienced in quilting at all! Love your choice!

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    1. Thanks! I will follow your blog to see your progress. It's great that we are working on two identical BOMs. We can motivate each others ;-)

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  6. Très beau début sur le BOM de Yoko ! Et tu as raison, ses tissus sont si beaux qu'on craque aussi pour eux et pas seulement pour le motif : les deux vont tellement bien ensemble !
    Je vois quelques imprimés communs aux miens dans ta sélection de tissus pour le Club :-)

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    1. Merci Natalie. C'est un vrai plaisir de travailler sur le BOM de Yoko. Et le tien me ravi déjà aussi! La partie difficile pour moi (choisir les tissus) est passée! Merci pour ta carte tissus/ couleurs qui m'a été très utile ;-)
      Dès que le bloc 1 de Yoko est fini, je commence le tien ;-)
      Mais tu verras tout ça sur mon blog...

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  7. Ton début sur le 1er bloc dy Mystery Quilt de Yoko est très réussi :-)
    Un bien joli choix de tissu pour le "Quilt me Club" de Natalie!!

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    1. Merci Isabelle; Je finis le bloc 1 de Yoko puis je fias le bloc 1 de Natalie et ensuite on se met au bloc 2 de Yoko ensemble ;-)
      Si tue le fais avant, ce n'est pas grave, je te rattraperai...

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  8. It is a beautiful pattern of Yoko. I think maybe you are right. I also think you can learn a lot of yoko's fabric choises. I didn't know you could order packages of fabric to make her pattern in France as well. I found it a bit difficult to order it from yoko's site (a lot of Japanese).
    Thanks for sharing.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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    1. Yes, you can find many Yoko kits and books at La Couserie Créative. This internet shop is exceptional!

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  9. Fantastic choice of fabrics. I'm also doing the MQ of Yoko and I'm enjoying a lot, I think it will be a stunning quilt.
    I look forward to seeing your progress.
    a Hug

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    1. I will follow your progress too... Thanks for stopping by ;-)

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  10. Awesome selection of fabby David...sorry I havent commented much lately, but I have been reading religiously. Love the pouch you had a few posts back...gorgeous work.

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    1. No problem at all for not commenting lately. Glad you enjoyed reading... and happy to send you a little thank you for being around ;-)

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  11. What a lovely start on the Yoko Saito quilt - it looks like great fun. And I look forward to seeing the project designed by Nataliejo.

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  12. C'est superbe, David !
    Très beau début du bom de Yoko Saito ; je n'ai pas commencé le mien et déjà, je peine à trouver le numéro 88 de QM... Bon, je pourrai toujours le commander sur leur site. En vérité, je manque aussi de temps !
    J'aime ta sélection de tissu pour la création de Nataliejo. Pour moi aussi, c'est une étape difficile. Mais toi, tu t'en sors merveilleusement, ce qui ne m'étonne pas du tout !
    Amitiés,
    Sylvie

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  13. pour moi aussi le plus difficile est de choisir les tissus et d'autant plus car je suis une débutante dans le patchwork ! mais cela me plait beaucouop et j'ai commencé moi aussi le quilt mystère de yoko saito pour me perfectionner et m'obliger à avancer!!! j'adore votre choix pour le nathalie jo deux amies à moi le font au club où je vais. je n'ai pas le temps de le faire mais je le trouve trés joli et je prend plaisir à le suivre au club, douce journée à vous et bravo pour vos partages
    nana

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  14. Your Yoko Saito block is fabulous. I love your explanation of how you use her kits as a learning tool. It's good to break out of our box and use something we would never have thought to use on our own. Fabulous! Looking forward to seeing your new project too!

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  15. Your fabric choice it lovely, I like the red fabrics. especially the one which is lean onto pink! Beautiful David

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  16. I love the fabrics that you chosen for the quilt from Nataliejo.Mine is ready and I wait for the next block
    It's very smart to use the kit for the Yoko Saito block.

    I'm a new follower of you blog.
    have a nice day

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