Monday, October 6, 2014

Quilting news.

I never thought I would be blogging again about some projects as I have not stitched much all summer.

Fortunately, I was productive in early July and stitched the first part of Di Ford's Mystery Quilt. You probably know, by now, how much I love discovering and trying my hand at new techniques. That is why I could not resist trying Broderie Perse. I really enjoyed it!





Moreover, with this project, I am learning to look at fabric differently, in a more creative way.
 





 

The rest of the summer was spent with my wife and two daughters. I wanted to enjoy every moment as I knew that my oldest daughter was going to move to Aix en Provence for her studies and my youngest one was going to Portland, Oregon to spend the school year there.
I can tell you that it feels really strange to be empty nesters!!

Autumn is just round the corner, but it  is still quite warm and sunny so we enjoy lunches on the terrasse with flowers from my mum's garden and a good rosé wine for a taste of summer and Provence.

 



But, I can hear you... that's not quilting news!!!!

You're right, so here's some more quilting news : I have started Natalie's Quilted Basket. You knew I was going to stitch it as the project is in my side bar, but time flies and  the project was still in the enveloppe waiting for me to be ready!!
Well, I have started it, and as always with Natalie's projects, I love the result. I have not been very creative with my fabric choice and have used the color palette Natalie had suggested. But it is still fun to make a mess in the fabric stash to find the right piece of fabric to get some kind of harmony.



 

Now, I have to tell you something. I have wondered for quite a while whether I would go on publishing on the blog. Why is that? Well, I just didn't feel like sharing all my projects and I must also admit I am quite ashamed at all the WIPs I have with very little finishes lately.
Yet, I was missing the special relationship I have created with many readers through this blog. Blogs have opened up the quilting world to me, made me discover many designers, taught me how to do special techniques, so I thought it might also be the same for some of my readers. So I have decided to keep on writing it, at my own pace, when I feel like it. You might find some periods with many posts and others relatively calm.

I will now concentrate on finishing certain projects. Some of them do not require much time... so I'd better not let myself be tempted with starting something new again!!

Until later,

36 comments:

  1. Oh my! Your finished quilt is truly amazing. Love the new start.

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  2. 2 ouvrages débutés... 2 futures merveilles !!!

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  3. C est toujours et je me répète..avec plaisir que l on suit vos avancées David , merci de continuer, et bravo pour ces jolis ouvrzges en cours , malheureusement depuis hier le temps a changé et les températures bien chutées, il faudra se lover au coin du feu pour continuer...et je comprends le vide des enfants qui sont loin mais il faut se faire une raison et se réjouir de les voir s'épanouir😊

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  4. So glad you are going to continue blogging! I so look forward to seeing all your projects. I admire your creativity and love seeing what you are working on!

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  5. Thank You, David. I like to see what you are working on.

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  6. The real roses and the fabric roses are ...beautiful!

    Blogging is a
    (open) book full of surprises...if you let it go ...:0)

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  7. Unos trabajos maravillosos!!!!!!!!!!! Me encanta tu blog. Un saludo

    sopadecalabaza.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the quilts! Broderie Perse has always been a favorite of mine. Blogs are like life, they ebb and flow. We'll still be here. I would miss you if you left.

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  9. That looks like a fun project! I know what you mean about the embarrassment of WIPs, but I am glad you will keep on writing your blog when you feel like it.

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  10. Είναι πραγματικά καταπληκτικό το έργο σας !!!!
    Πολύ ωραία δουλειά και ωραίος συνδιασμός χρωμάτων !!!
    Πολλά χαιρετίσματα από Ελλάδα και καλή εβδομάδα !!

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  11. David, I am so glad you have decided to continue your blog. I always enjoy seeing your work...whether completed or a work in progress. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh, I'm not a quilter at all, but what I see is absolutely adorable. And the boat on your header is fantastic, Never ever have seen such a cute idea!
    Still smiling.
    Have a wonderful autumn and have fun
    Elisabeth

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  13. I'm glad to see you're back into blogging :-) Love your work, and don't worry about all the WIP's, you're not the only one! Looking forward to see the progress on your basket.

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  14. Me encanta!!! Es precioso ♥
    Besos, Paki :)

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  15. Oh, my! Your mystery quilt is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. (And I like it when quilt bloggers include little snippets of their family and life.)

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  16. Dear David, please do continue! Even if it is a rare occasion! I've learnt a lot from your posts on my begginer quilter journey... I have to say I understand how you feel - being very busy myself, I have unforgivvable amount of unfinished things, but...well, I will do them when I can, I guess.
    Your Di Ford looks stunning! I am actually on the same stage with her :-)))) but my priority now is Anni Down's BOM :-)

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  17. A lovely post David, I am glad you are continuing your blog. I understand how you feel, I am trying to resume my blog after a long break. I lost many lovely readers. I still have not opened Natalie's envelopes as life is busy here, hopefully after the holidays there will be time. Take care David and all the very best to your family. Ann

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  18. I am very glad you continue posting. I dont have much time myself for posting or reading blogs but from time to time it is really great to pay you a visit and see all the lovely things you do!! So great!!!
    Belen

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  19. Welcome back. I find I don't blog as much either although I still like to keep in touch with all the other blogs. Your Di's BOM is looking lovely as is your new project. Always happy to see your progress no matter when.

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  20. Oh I do hope you will continue blogging I just love your work, you give my the boost I need to keep trying at similar projects sadly I still am not good enough but I keep trying. You have shown me the worlds of yoko saito and the likes of others I understand time goes by fast but please keep posting at your pace I just adore all of your lovelies even when still in progress! Toddles from iowa USA

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  21. So glad you decided to keep blogging!

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  22. Bonjour David ! Le Di Ford sera remarquable, comme tous tes travaux et j'attends avec impatience de découvrir la suite pour l'autre quilt !!
    Voir ses enfants quitter la maison est une suite logique mais on est souvent peu préparé à la chose même si on est fier....Bon courage donc et bonne continuation avec le patch !! ;)

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  23. Glad you are writing again, love your 2 projects, they are wonderful.

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  24. ton Di Ford est magnifique ! Un ouvrage de plus à ta superbe collection. Tu sais passer d'un style à l'autre avec tellement de facilité. Bravo !
    je comprends très bien cette sensation de vide que l'on ressent au départ d'un enfant. La famille est notre bien le plus précieux :-)

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  25. Oh please, do continue with your blog! I write my blog when I like it, sometimes after a week, sometimes after 3 weeks, I like all the people I meet that way and also it keeps me on track a bit with my projects, not a bad thing! Love that Di Ford mystery! Broderie Perse is a wonderful technique, Di uses it often in her quilts. See you here again, sometime!

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  26. Just like the others, I would feel very sad if you chose to stop blogging. It happens to all of us to wonder about our blog and what it is here for. You should blog when you feel like it and not because you feel guilty having not blogged for a long time or having too many WISPs.
    We ALL have WIPs and UFOs ;-)
    I really enjoy these pictures of your Di Ford - I would love to make the one that is featured on the cover of her book : just amazingly gorgeous !
    A lovely start on your Quilt Basket : your fabric selection is just perfect. Keep up the good work :-)
    And stay tuned with us, pleeeaaaase !! ;-) (am begging on my knees right now ;-))

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  27. I'm so glad that you decided to keep blogging!
    I love too read and see you projects.
    Great work on the mystery of DI Ford!
    Have a great week.
    Evelyne

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  28. Your mystery quilt is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Totally understand about being empty nesters...our daughter has just spent 2 years living in Scotland and returned home (to Australia) for just 5 weeks and is now working interstate, and our son left home 2 months ago to move into his own home.....our home is very quiet!

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  29. Thank-you, David for continuing your blog. I enjoy so much seeing what you are creating.

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  30. very nice start for your basket !

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  31. Une très belle harmonie de couleur, aussi douce que chaleureuse. J'ai hâte de voir la suite.
    A bientôt
    Alexandra (AtelierFilles)

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  32. Hi David, love that quilt!!! It's really beautiful. I know what you mean when you send you want to enjoy the last bits of warmy and sunny weather, I'm doing the same in Madrid; even thought it's been raining quite a lot.
    I'm also taking part of the Quilt Me Club 2014. I joined late, but hopefully I'll be able to publish something on my blog sometime this week. Yours looks really nice!!

    Regards,

    Ana
    http://laardillitadelpatch.blogspot.com

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  33. Splendide Di Ford qui donne envie d'aborder cette technique de tissus rebrodés !! Et le plaisir d'apercevoir le doux début d'un Quilt Basket, ce joli projet de Nataliejo qui m'enchante ! J'attends la suite ....

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  34. Your finished quilt is gorgeous, congratulations. I hope your daughters enjoy their travels.

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  35. Thank you, David, for continuing to share your amazing talent and projects with everyone!

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