Friday, November 10, 2017

Brussels and Brugge

Last week, I was a tourist in my own country, thanks to a friend visiting from abroad...
One day in Brussels and the next one in Brugge...

We were so lucky with the weather...
And now, back to my design wall...

Friday, October 20, 2017

Blue

The weather last weekend was absolutely beautiful and I decided on a whim to try and prepare an indigo vat. First time I did this, but it worked really great.
I dyed cotton thread and fabric. I had tied some of the fabric pieces shibori-style. No stitching as I did not have much time to prepare the fabric. Just folding, crumpling, clamping and so on.
Next are my new blue fabrics and threads.
The vat still looks good a few days after using it. We'll see if I can have one more dyeing session before the weather turns too cold.

Monday, October 09, 2017

More pictures of the show

The weather was a bit better yesterday for the final day of the quilt show. Not sunny, but mostly dry...
The 2016 challenge of the European Quilt Association was also exhibited at the show. The theme was "Greetings from..."
Next are two pictures of my group's exhibit...
The quilts that are not mine are by Yvette Winand and Martine Chapuis.
It looks like it's now mushroom season in my garden. This morning, I spotted dozens of them in the grass. Here's a very colorful one...

Friday, October 06, 2017

Quilt Exhibition in Enghien

The quilts of my group are hanging at the exhibition of the Belgium Patchwork Association in Enghien (Edingen) until Sunday.
Here's a little mosaïc of my ten quilts, plus some gorgeous trees in the park...
"Kabuki 1" and "Kabuki 2"...
"Tunisie 1" and "Tunisie 2"...
"Incertitude" and "Eclaircie"...
And a picture of the beautiful Parc d'Enghien...
This photo was taken 3 years ago when the Twelve by Twelve quilts were exhibited in the Château...
Yesterday, when I visited the show, the weather was just too miserable!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September

I spent two days at the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace. I really enjoyed the exhibits, but bought almost nothing, just two small books and some dyes, and I saw again a few copies of the first Twelve by Twelve book in a bookstore.
Back home, only two more hanging sleeves to sew...
The weather has been rather nice these last few days...

Sunday, September 03, 2017

August

August is over. I spent again a lot of time drawing faces.

One little square quilt is finished. I'll call it "Incertitude 2".
Fabrics for the next one are ready on my design wall.
And next week, I'll start stitching down all these hanging sleeves.

Monday, July 31, 2017

July

It was a nice month. Not as warm as June, but this is fine with me.
My sewing machine is doing much better. I cleaned it, then put a new needle of course, and it seems much happier.
Maybe it was just a little tired, like me.
And I made a tiny quilt. It's about 8" by 8" (20cm by 20 cm). I'm adding the binding today.
I'll take a picture tomorrow when it's finished.