Friday, June 20, 2014

Campagne Française

What a journey it has been to hand piece, hand appliqué and hand quilt this wonderful quilt.



As is usually the case, I will start with the "Acknowledgements".

First, I want to give credits to Nataliejo from l'Atelier Perdu who is the designer of this pattern. Thanks Natalie, you know how much I like your designs ;-) The folded quilt photo is for you as I know you love seeing quilts folded :-)



Second, I want to thank Sakae from Tokyo. She gave me the inspiration to start quilting it the way I did. When I saw her quilting on the first block, I told myself that this was the time for me to try quilting the way I dream my quilts to be quilted. I convinced myself to just do it and that I would decide one block after another what the next quilting design would be. Let me tell you, I have learnt a lot through this process and I have been very happy to share with my FB friends most of it along with some of my  tips and ways of doing things.



This quilt is for my 20-year old daughter. She is just finishing her Khâgne B/L and will very soon know where she will study next year. It has been two very difficult years for her because prep schools in France require students to work very hard. I am very proud of her. She is a smart young lady. I didn't manage to finish this quilt for her birthday in February as I had planned but it is here. This quilt is for you Emma ;-) You have waited long enough...

But I guess you want to see more, right ?



A bit more ?

 

How about going in the garden in the morning light for an even better view.



The whole quilt unfolded, now!!! Unfortunately not the best photo but this is as much as I could do.



Now  both my daughters have their quilts ;-)

Thank you all for stopping by and welcome to my new followers.

Until later,

53 comments:

  1. Je suis émerveillée !!!!
    C'est splendide et waouhh le quilting, le choix des tissus... tout est parfait. Un grand bravo David et un cadeau d'une immense valeur pour ta fille.
    Bisous bisous

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  2. That is really beautiful and I'm sure your daughter will love it.

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  3. Oui vraiment une merveille !!! et quelle jolie mise en scène pour ce quilt extraordinaire !!! Bravo David !!!

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  4. Such a treasure!!! A very very beautiful quilt, David!!

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  5. Y a pas photo c'est une pure merveille ce quilt David.....Tout est parfait. Ta fille doit être heureuse de l'avoir entre ses mains. A chaque fois qu'elle regardera ce quilt elle aura une pensée pour son papa qui l'a réalisé avec beaucoup d'amour et de talent.
    Un grand MERCI à toi aussi pour tous les bons conseils que tu nous as donné sur FB tout au long de ton travail sur ce quilt.... J'ai énormément appris.
    Merci, merci, merci.
    Douce journée.
    Amicalement.

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  6. Je trouve ce modèle charmant ! bravo pour la réalisation !

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  7. un charmant modèle, réalisé avec gout !
    bravo!

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  8. It is wonderful David, Merci for sharing!

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  9. Il est vraiment magnifique, tu peux être fière de ton travail. Superbe. Bravo et félicitations.

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  10. It's quite lovely and congratulations on the finish! Much hard work and dedication and patience go into quilts / a very lucky daughter to be the recipient! :)

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  11. It is a beautiful quilt and what a wonderful gift. I am sure Emma will cherish it and I wish her good luck with the rest of her studies!

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  12. beautiful, I'm glad I found your site (through Pink Caramel) love the work you do

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  13. Absolutely splendid! What a gift to be treasured.

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  14. Il est UNIQUE , tes choix de tissus sont superbes.tu peux etre fiere de toi . Pret pour le suivant ..
    Claire

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  15. Superbe, magnifique ! Bravooo!

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  16. Congratulations! It is truly beautiful!

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  17. That is lovely, congratulations!

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  18. Une belle aventure qui prend fin :D tu vois que ton choix de tissus etait judicieux. :D j'étais certaine que ce serait un des plus beaux quilts du bom de nataliejo :)

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  19. Thank you David for sharing. I found your blog toward the end of your journey. The piecing was completed and you had started the quilting process. I am going to miss posts about this quilt as I have come to love it! Can't wait to see the next project

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  20. Comme Laurence , je ne m en faisait pas trop sur ton choix de tissus...et je le trouve splendide...merci pour tous ces partages lors de l évolution de ton ouvrage...car si tu as été motivé par un joli modèle et les jolis quilting de Sakae...( et comment ne pas les aimer!) tu dois savoir que je trouve génial de profiter de tes expériences...ta fille va l. Apprécier non seulement il lui rappèlera l amour et le temps passé pour le réaliser mais sans doute a travers lui les heures passées pour réussir ses études et sa vie de femme.... Un grand BRAVO!

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  21. Well done on completing the quilt for your daughter. A beautiful quilt which I am sure your daughter will treasure for many years to come.

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  22. Vraiment un travail superbe tant au niveau du choix des tissus que du quilting, bravo!

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  23. Ton quilt est superbe tant par la choix des tissus que par le travail de quilting, du grand art, bravo!

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  24. Beautiful David, beautiful quilt, beautiful pictures and beautiful post.

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  25. Beautiful master piece!!!!
    I looking trough all the pictures again, from Dec. 2013 until now ,for al the details of your quilting.
    I speak less about this beauty!

    Have a nice weekend.
    Evelyne

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  26. Congratulations on such a beautiful quilt ! It sure is an heirloom for your daughter. Well done on the amazing quilting work, I love the result you came up with ! & thank you for the pictures you took for me : sure my favorites !!!

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  27. What a heirloom piece of art in abundance of stitches in love. I love your sense of color compilation. Terrific hand work from start to finish. Congratulation to you and your daughter Emma. Life is grand. Thank you for the treat and inspiration!

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  28. Congratutations on finnishing this beauty. Your dauther should be proud of you and I'm sure she will use it with lots of love and care.

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  29. What a special quilt for a special young lady! Wonderful work, David, I'm sure your daughter will treasure it for ever.

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  30. Une petite merveille réalisé avec amour pour ta fille qui le gardera précieusement tout sa vie; bravo à toi...

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  31. c'est un magnifique cadeau et un quilt fantastique!
    bravo! je reste sous le charme des teintes que tu as choisies.

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  32. Absolument magnifique !!!
    J'adore ton choix de couleurs ....
    Je suis plus qu'admirative de tous ces petits points et imagine le temps consacré....
    Je m'émerveille devant toutes ces excellentes idées de quilting différents ...
    C'est un somptueux cadeau qui va faire de nombreuses envieuses :) :)
    Bon week-end !

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  33. Doubles félicitations : une pour ce magnifique quilt et une autre pour la fin des classes préparatoires !!
    C'est un cadeau qu'elle associera justement à cela !
    Bravo !! :)

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  34. c'est absolument splendide David, je suis sous le charme de ton choix de tissus et surtout de ton fabuleux quilting!

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  35. It's wonderful!!Congratulations.
    Greetings from Bask Country
    Lourdes

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  36. So so beautiful, love the colour combination very much!

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  37. quel joli cadeau pour ses 20 ans !! ta fille doit être ravie !! et moi j'admire totalement, surtout le beau travail de quilting !!

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  38. quel magnifique ouvrage, par le choix des tissus et le quilting et ta fille doit être aux anges

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  39. ! es precioso ! Me encanta la combinación de las distintas telas y sobre todo los colores empleados. Felicidades.

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  40. What a beautiful treasure you created for your daughter. She will love it forever!

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  41. I am sure nothing your daughters cherish your quilts you made for them David. Beautiful work and stunning hand quilting. Well done, you are such an inspiration.

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  42. Your quilt is stunning, congratulations

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  43. Il est... SPLENDIDE !
    Je suis admirative.

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  44. What a fabulous quilt! Love your hand quilting. The texture is incredible.:)

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  45. My compliments, that quilt is amazing ! Your daughter will be so happy with it.

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  46. OMG! Wonderful work indeed! All my compliments
    mimma

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  47. Hello David, I hope it is okay that I included your name and your blog link in my latest post? I have also joined Nataliejo's newest project and time will allow me to complete it this year! Ann

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  48. They are lucky girls :o)
    It's a stunning quilt!

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  49. This is a beautiful quilt, you have done an amazing job...how satisfying to have finished it - your daughter is very lucky.

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