Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November

Both my "Empreinte" quilts are ready for my group's meeting next week. I really enjoyed working on these two pieces, and I'm thinking of making at least one more quilt using the same inspiration and imagery.
Let's see if I can keep the momentum!
My GD is again very enthusiastic about playing with fabric. She can handle real scissors much better than before. I fused her fabric pieces for the background. Next, she will do the stitching with my little Janome.

"Cloud" will be the next theme of my quilt group...


Monday, November 14, 2016

October

Last month, I did a demo at the annual exhibition of the Belgian Quilters' Association.
I showed three of my Twelve by Twelve quilts, and I explained where I find my inspiration and how I work from there.

I had picked my favorite quilts from the 2012 series and brought my sketchbooks, photos and some samples.
As always, it was lovely talking with many people, sharing ideas and techniques.

In October, there was also a short visit of the Open European Quilt Championships in Maastrricht..

And a quick trip to the seaside on another sunny day.

In the studio, my first "Empreinte" quilt is finished, and the second one is ready for quilting.

And, great news!... my GD is making a new quilt! :-)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Alsace

I only spent one day at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork this year, but look what I found on the racks of the Kaleidoscope bookstore... :-)
Yes, our book! Isn't it nice, my fellow Twelves?
I also found Deborah's new book, which must have sold really well as I was just able to grab their last copy on the Friday afternoon.
I didn't take many pictures at the show, but I think my absolute favourite was Ann Johnston with her exhibit "Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada". And then Denise Labadie with "Sacred Stonescapes", Lager Malin , the Hungarian Modern Movement and the group QuiltArt.

I took more pictures of nature and architecture...
The next one was taken from the top of the Hahnenberg, above Châtenois...
It was going to be a nice little walk. It was indeed very nice, but we ended up walking more than 13 km, up and down the mountain. A great way to take care of the extra calories from the (too) rich Alsatian cuisine.
Next is a picture of the Tour des Sorcières (Witches Tower) in Châtenois, with a a very photogenic stork nest on top of it...

In the studio, I've been printing more "Empreinte" fabrics.
This the state of my design board today...
On the right, my first top which is almost done. On the left, the second one. I think I can start cutting up the fabrics, although I still want to rearrange some patches.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

September

Better late than never... here's my little mosaic for September...
I spent a lot a time drawing, trying to finish the sketchbook I started during my travel in Japan. It's almost done now.
Then, I began working on two new quilts for my small quilt group. The new theme is "Empreinte", which means print, mark, imprint, etc...
I decided to work with my own footprints. One of the tops is now almost ready to be quilted. For the second one, I definitely need to print more fabric.
I'm getting too many ideas while working on this theme... This could be the beginning of a new series.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

More pictures

More pictures of my trip to Japan.

Did you know that the Twelves are blogging again, celebrating their 9th anniversary?
Here's the link to my post.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

City break

I'm back from a nice little city break. ;-)
Can you guess where it was?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June

Here's my little mosaic for June...
I am taking an online class at Sketchbook Skool. I think I needed a little break from sewing and quilting.
My goal is to draw every day again.
I am mainly doing quick sketches, and am really enjoying it. But my inner critic is having a great time too. ;-))

The "Orient" quilts are finished.
I will try and take good photos of them as soon as I'll have an opportunity. (The weather has been rather grey and dull.)
My sewing machine is now at the doctor's for a check-up. I should get it back in a few days.

In other news, as you know, there is a lot of soccer games on tv these days.
So, there is also plenty of time in the evening for drawing and reading. I only watch the games of the Belgian team.
Allez les Diables!