Thursday, June 20, 2013

A new project.

A while ago, I told you that in May or June I would be ready to share with you a project I started in November.

Well, here it is :



This project is The Basket, a creation of Nathalie Méance, also know as La Fée Pirouette. It is published in her new book. (click on the picture of the book to flip through the  projects in it)

I started this project during one of the most wonderful weekend on the ocean coast, with the most wonderful people.

 Gathering with like-minded people, sharing the same passion, learning new techniques, breaks the routine of stitching and quilting alone at home.

It was so great that another weekend retreat was organized two weeks ago with Cécile Franconie from Facile Cécile. You can have a glimpse of it here ;-)

So....what's left to be done on the basket ? Not much as far as the embroidery is concerned. Just a few beads to add. Then I will start piecing the top this afternoon which shouldn't be too long. But the yoyos will take some time.... well, I'd better go and work on the quilt now, as I told La Blonde that I will have finished it before going on vacation this summer.

Mrs Jeux De Fils is the first in the group to have  finished the project... a while ago... and OMG!!! this is beautiful!

PS : You may have noticed that I activated the code for comments again. I do know this is annoying, but I had so many spams to delete each day that I turned it on again. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Edit : No more codes to avoid the "don't-want-to-spend-too-much-time-trying-to-figure-out-what-this-damn-code-is"!!! but have not allowed anonymous comments instead. Hope this is going to be the best solution, both for you and me ;-)

Until later,

Monday, June 17, 2013

With the borders on...

Instead of adding one large border, I finally decided to add a small one and a large one.

This quilt is for my daughter and her bedroom has one wall painted in dark purple and the other walls in natural linen. The quilt is really nice in her bedroom and blends perfectly well with this mauvish floral border.

Because it was really difficult to take photos of the entire quilt in it, I went outside for the photo shoot and tried to do my best as it was quite windy this afternoon!!!



Details... 






In the wind...





and finally, against the light....

 

 I will start quilting it very soon...

Until later,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

When the blocks are sewn together...

... you have a happy guy!

I am SOOOO happy with how the top has turned out and  will definitely add the borders asap and start quilting it.

Before going to work this morning I quickly took two photos outside to share them with you.

 



Do you like it too ?

Have a  nice day,
Until later,

Monday, June 3, 2013

QMC Part 4 #2

Done!!!! The last block is stitched ! This is one of my favourite...



This project has been such a pleasure to stitch and I absolutely love it. I have decided to stitch a large border all around and will look for the perfect fabric in two weeks' time when going to my LQS.

This afternoon, I will stitch all the blocks together and will move on to another project!

 

I know that Natalie, designer of this project,  stops by from time to time, so thanks a lot Natalie, for creating so many great projects.

 If you are tempted, click on the QMC 2013 label, on the right-hand side of this page, to go to Natalie's website as the project will no be longer available online in a few days.

I want to welcome  the new followers and also want to, once again,  thank you  for your messages and comments. I love reading every single one of them.

Until later,