Tuesday, April 01, 2008

At last!

Yesterday was nice and sunny. We spent the day at the seaside. There was not much wind, and DH didn't really need my help. I was rather lazy during most of our sailing outing,... just reading, falling asleep from time to time, and taking a few pictures, ...
Today it's the big reveal on the 12x12 blog. Our new theme, chosen by Kristin, was "community". This is my quilt...It is a very simplified view of my neighbourhood. Nice little houses with small gardens... A lovely, quiet and friendly neighbourhood. But as our children are growing, the links between our families seem nevertheless to be fading. I sometimes see each house as a kind of spiral centering on itself. I still like very much the place where I live, but I'm a bit nostalgic of the good old time when the kids were all playing together in the street.
Here is a detail shot...

I made another quilt on the same idea, using a carved eraser for stamping the house shapes. The red fabric is a lovely present I got from Marion Barnett. The photo doesn't do justice to her fabric.
Here's a closer look...
The first quilt is by far my favourite.
Don't forget to visit the 12x12 blog to see the quilts made by the other members of the group.

6 comments:

sharon young said...

Hi Fraçoise
I love the 12x12 reveald, it looks winderful, in all its glory. Your second one is lovely too, I think i'm even more smitten with this one!!
It looks like a love day you had sailing, what a great way to relax.

artfilstitch said...

Your quilt is stunning and the colors are perfect. I love the community theme also. Great job.
Liz

nicolette said...

Wonderful theme and wonderful quilts. My favourite is the second, which was your first. The fabric is stunning and it’s a real community, a kind of a neighbourhood. The quilting makes the community look protected, love it!

Micki said...

I like both quilts. The spiral shaped like houses is a wonderful idea.

StegArt said...

I like both quilts also. I just had a thought...our next challenge 'water'....should be a good one for you. You like being on the water.

MargaretR said...

I love these both francoise and also the idea behind them with each house having it's own spiral.