Friday, November 27, 2015

Keeping myself busy

The white weaving is off the big loom. I'm still pondering about how to use it.
The small loom is ready with a blue-green warp. I bought some lovely variegated yarn for the weft. (Didn't take any picture yet.)
Tonight, I'm going to start quilting the blue log-cabin panel while watching tv.

Almost all the beautiful golden leaves have now disappeared.
As for the geese, they keep stopping by. They're usually very bad tempered, but I must admit this one had an interesting plumage.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


I did this little mosaic of the main steps in warping my big loom because I tend to forget the little tricks I use to simplify the process... With this, hopefully, it's going to be easier next time.
I've been gently experimenting with weaving texture in general...
and clouds in particular...
I like the darker one, but the fibers I used were a little too curly to my taste. It creates some kind of waves in the fabric, which I don't like. I'm going to try again with thick plain yarn.
In the evening, I'm still playing with my log cabin blocks while watching tv...
I also worked on my "Desert 2" quilt today. (Pictures next month, after the meeting.)

The weather has been so mild these days that the small rosebush is blooming again...

Friday, November 06, 2015

Another Indian Summer

 Beautiful colours...

A couple of weeks ago, I re-discovered Jude Hill's work and her blog Spirit Cloth, and, as a result, I started playing with a few of my abandonned log cabin blogs.
Jude Hill has started a wonderful new project called Feel Free which is, using her own words,  an Open Creative Learning Center.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Un peu de tout...

I've been enjoying the beautiful autumn colours, although the weather hasn't been that great.
Cooking lovely meals and, yesterday, baking a tarte au fromage blanc following my grand-mother's recipe...
Trying to print and dye cotton fabric with leaves and vegetables. The prints were not successful, but interesting. I overdyed some of the fabric pieces with onion skins and some with a black tea and curcuma mixture... I still have to take pictures.

Quilting my "Desert 2", very slowly...

Also, I started warping my beautiful, and so neglected, Louet David loom. More about this in another post.

Monday, October 05, 2015


More autumnal colours in this neck of the woods.
And my quilt "Rêverie Japonaise", yesterday at the National Patchwork Show in Enghien.
The quilts hanging next to mine are by Clairette Dubois Bechholz (left) and Riet Brusselers (middle).
The weather was amazing last week. We really had a beautiful Indian summer this year.
Today, it looks like it's over though. Perfect weather to continue quilting my "Desert 2".

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Desert 1

This is my first "Desert" quilt. It is inspired by pictures taken in Tunisia about 35 years ago. It is 60 cm high.
Here are a few details...

I am still working on the second "Desert" quilt, also inspired by the same photos.

I am supposed to make only two quilts on that theme. But I feel there should be a third one. We'll see...