Monday, December 17, 2012

My quilts made from Yoko Saito's designs

















It's working!!!! Resizing the photos has made uploading a breeze ;-) Thanks a lot for your help.

I wanted to share these quilted objects with you. You've seen them before but I love them so much that I cannot resist posting the photos again.

The banner you can see at the top was my first Yoko Saito quilt. I used a thick cotton batting and was wrong. A thinner polyester batting would have been better. Lesson learned!

The pencil case and sewing case were both fun to make. I  learned to sew a zipper with these two projects. I love hand work!!! (I also enjoy working with my sewing machine, too)

As for the basket, I started it in class with Yoko. I must admit that I am very proud of it. This basket is even more beautiful in real. I have loved making the appliqué et quilting it. I turned ideas over in my mind several times before deciding how to make the lines on the inside fabric match perfectly.
This is the kind of projects that make you think that the sky is the limit!

I am trying to master the Japanese techniques. I feel comfortable with appliqué and quilting but I am still clumsy with the hand-piecing technique. But I am patient and willing...

For now, I work at finishing the top of a beautiful little quilt created by Nataliejo from l'Atelier Perdu. I will attach the different pieces of the top of the Quilt Me Club quilt (link on the right) this week and prepare a post about it ;-)
Not sure I will be able to post before Christmas but will as soon as I can.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas with mulled wine, cinnamon cookies and other seasonal pleasures ;-)

Until later,

47 comments:

  1. These are oh so beautiful! You have quite a good talent at quilting and sewing. Very lovely! You should be so proud :)

    Blessings,
    Sue

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  2. Your work looks so fantastic.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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    1. I guess it's because Yoko Saito's creation are awesome ;-)

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  3. It's so amazing to see all the works in one post! All the variety :-) Great quilts, David, you've done a lot, they are so beautiful - you should be proud :-)

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    1. Now, I am working on Yoko's BOM published in Quiltmania. A real challenge but definitely worth the effort ;-)

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  4. Stunning work! I love all your fabric choices.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I look forward to your postings in 2013.
    I am just hoping that our weather here in Victoria, Australia, is not too hot for our Christmas celebrations.

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  5. How I wish to spend a Christmas in Australia once ;-) May be one day... Enjoy your summer time. Like you I don't like when it's too hot.

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  6. Oui c'est certainement une solution provisoire intéressante de réduire tes photos... et pour nous l'occasion de revoir certains de tes beaux ouvrages..... passe un joyeux Noël David !

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    1. Joyeux Noël à toi aussi et merci d'avoir laissé un petit mot ;-)

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  7. Heureuse de voir que tu as trouvé une solution pour tes photos.....Là moi j'aurai été complétement dépassé.....
    Je me régale à voir tes si beaux ouvrages de YOKO. Du travail très minutieux et le résultat me booste.
    Je suis comme toi en ce moment je suis entrain d'assembler le quilt de Nataliejo. C'est un vrai bonheur et dire qu'elle en refait un en janvier..... J'ai hâte d'y être car cela va être encore j'en suis certaine une merveille en devenir. Je guette pour les inscriptions....
    Je te souhaite ainsi qu'à ta petite famille de très belles fêtes de fin d'année.

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    1. Quelle merveille Natalie est-elle en train de préparer ???
      Joyeux Noël ;-)

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  8. Fabulous ! You may feel proud of yourself, every detail is so accurate. Thanks for sharing these beauties again
    I can hardly wait to see your finished top :-)
    Have a merry Xmas too, David, and enjoy your stitches.
    PS : I love your new blog banner :-)

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    1. Thanks for the banner... I am SO happy with your quilt... I am sure you will love it. And I have a great idea for a beautiful quilting using the design on the fabric... photos very soon for the top and after the Christmas break for the quilting ;-)
      Merry Christmas Natalie.

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  9. Brilliant David, a sight for sore eyes! Your work is outstanding. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very healthy & prosperous New Year!

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    1. thank you very much Bertie... lots of good thing for you too ;-)

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  10. Oh my goodness, what gorgeous quilting! Congrats, David, on these fantastic finishes. A Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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    1. Merry Christmas Giovanna. I am not as productive as you are but I am even less productive when I'm on vacation!!! Fortunately, I won't retire soon ;-) Merry Christmas.

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  11. WoW!! Your work is so great!!
    Applique is beautiful, and a frog, a box, and ALL too!!
    And, I love a green peas!! :D
    I'm sorry, I'm poor at English...:O

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    1. Your English is fine. Don't worry. Mine is not perfect. But we speak the smae language, the one of quilters. Thanks a lot for your compliments. I admire your works so much that it has really cheered me up ;-) Merry Christmas.

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  12. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us. It really is very very inspiring.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year 2013, with lots of lovely stash and plenty of time to stitch.

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    1. Merry Christmas Anne Marieke. Plenty of time to stitch would be the best present ;-)
      I am happy that "my work" inspire but it is not really my work as I am not a designer only a maker.
      I have been inspired by so many bloggers that I am really happy to be part of this wonderful community.

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  13. Que de merveilles David. C'est un vrai plaisir de venir sur ton blog. Magnifiques réalisations comme toujours. Félicitations. Joyeux Noël à toi et ta famille.

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    1. Merci Pati :-)) Un beau Noël à toi et à ceux qui te sont chers aussi ;-)

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  14. Yes, you can be proud on your Japanese quilt work!!The frog box is so wonderful!!
    I'm looking forward to see your finishing on the little quilt of Natalie.
    Mine top is ready but not finishing yet.
    David I will wishing you and your and your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

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    1. Wishing all th ebest for 2013 ;-) Not long to wait to see the top finished. I hope to be able to quilt it during the Christmas break... but it is a very busy period ;-)

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  15. Merry Christmas David!!! You've done great with the Japanese quilting...Very, very nice. Hugs from Spain, Clara.

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    1. Thanks Clara. Have a wonderful Christmas in Spain. But I think that the important date for the kids in Spain is for the Magi, right ?

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  16. Tout est superbe, je suis aussi fan des ouvrages de Yoko, je ne peux qu'admirer ton travail parfait...

    Je te souhaite à mon tour le meilleur pour cette fin d'année, qu'elle soit douce et sereine pour toi et les tiens.

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    1. Merci beaucoup, ça fait plaisir ;-) Tous mes vœux à toi aussi. Profite avec les tiens de cette belle période.

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  17. They are absolutely charming and beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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    1. Thank you very much Tatyana. Happy that you stopped by ;-)

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  18. Beautiful, David. I'm happy you solved the picture problem.

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    1. I am happy that this little problem is solved. Thanks for your comment. Merry Christmas to you and all your family :-)

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  19. C'est MAGNIFIQUE ! Tous ces ouvrages sont vraiment très réussis, superbes !!!
    J'adore le petit panier. Les raccords du tissu à lignes sont impeccables. Bravo !

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  20. Merci Martine, bonnes fêtes ;-)

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  21. just beautiful, I just adore her designs, your talents really show thru in your work. I love the detail and the craftsmanship is amazing.
    great job!
    thanks for sharing
    Kathie

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    1. Thanks Kathie. Merry Christmas ;-)

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  22. Arrrhhh! mais j'ai raté pleins de nouveautés :-(
    Heureusement que je les avais vu en vrai ;-) et elles sont (presque) aussi belles en photos (redimensionnées, ouf!)
    A quand la newsletter que je ne rate plus rien? Pour la nouvelle année? ;-)
    Très, très belles fêtes à toi et ceux qui te sont chers
    Bises

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    1. ça y est... j'ai mis une newsletter!!! Tu me diras si ça marche ;-) Joyeux Noël à toi :-)

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  23. Beautiul post David! Your Yoko Saito work is stunning, it really suits your talent and style. Your banner is gorgeous and I like the elegance of your layout. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. All the best, Ann - all the way from Cape Town, South Africa!! (Having a great holiday)!

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    1. SOOOO good to read your comment. Hope you are having a great time ;-) Merry Christmas to you and your family, Ann.

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    2. Thanks David! Just recovered from 5 days of jet lag!!! Weather is hot, amazing country, really enjoying the differences here.

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  24. je découvre ton superbe panier , ce qui me plonge dans de doux souvenirs ...
    Et ce Quilt me ...c'est un mystère ?
    Et si j'y allais ...mais sais tu si on peut voir le final ...et c'est vraiment Mystère ?
    en tout cas de toute beauté ce que as fait!

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    1. En effet Cécile, de doux souvenirs... que c'était bien!!! Cette année pas de salon à Nantes pour moi car je serai à Londres pour 10 jours à cette période... alors je vais suivre ça via les blogs.
      Le Quilt Me Club est un projet mystère. Celui de 2012 était sur 3 mois et celui de 2013 sur 4 mois. J'aime bien ces durées, ce n'est pas trop long ;-)
      Je me régale de plus en plus avec mes tissus, mes fils et j'aime de plus en plus quilter. Et nouvelle corde à mon arc, je me suis lancé dans un projet patch, broderies traditionnelles et perles dans un cours avec La Fée. Le bonheur!!!
      Merci d'avoir laissé un petit mot en passant et continue de me régaler avec tes projets car ça me mets de bonne humeur tous les matins quand je pars au boulot ;-)

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  26. These projects are very lovely.
    I especially love the basket.
    Just beautiful !
    Rose

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