Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Carré de table

                            I showed you my runner, so thought you would like to see my table cloth!
I have a new camera, so hope the colors are better. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Côté patch Palavas today!!!

Lots of new things going on,  here is what we are starting, as you can see mine is not so oriental!!
Can you see the little birds?

Marie Paule finished her roses, it is from Australian Pachwork and Quiltings 

My new runner for the buffet, goes with my new tablecloth. Nice to make something and be able to
quilt it and bind it all in a week.
How lucky I am.

Monday, March 28, 2011

X BLOCKS at Juvignac Patchwork

Getting the girls to get on the machine, so today we are going to try and get started on the X block.
I started mine tonight a I did get 12 blocks finished, and I am not cutting them in strips, I did squares, I just have fat quarters for two fabrics so thought that would be easier. (maybe easier but surely longer)              Will see!!!! 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A little Celtic

The little white threads are placement threas to follow for the biais, will take another picture when they are out!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Creativa Montpellier today plus class With Country Patchwork

Yup, the same security doggy that goes to all the quilt shows!!!!
Forgot to ask him his name!!!

Michele finished her apron, just in time for Easter

Love the bows!!!

Michele also finished her second project in class.

My funny tree at the Bernina and Brother Stand at Creativa

Irene at Côté Patchwork finished her mystery quilt, of course everyone knows it was a 10 minute block
This morning we had a get together at Creativa in Montpellier, it is the local craft show, we
all went in together, but suddenly we all got lost at  our favorite stands.  I did get some nice fabric, rulers, and a trinket to put in my LA room.  In and out of the show in two hours, off to lunch, then class. 
I did make it back to the show after class and did a little more brousing and shopping!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Houses done

Can't really see the quilting, but in the house blocks there are cats, dogs, birds, a rooster, butterfly, flowers and even a feather wreath. 
In the borders I did a panto with variegated pastel thread,  and the outer  border a panto with a vibrant variegated thread (all threads are fil-tec Cairo cotton)
Did stitching in the ditch. I used the color leather, it just barely shows. 
Of course Hobbs 100% cotton batting
Marie Paule  was so happy, it was in her closet for over three years!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is here

After a rather funny moment at class with my quilting ladies, I came home to find something in my garden, That just made my day.
Lots of Lady bugs in the garden!!!

The first flower on the peony bush,  How nice to see the spring come in, and winter out!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy National Quilting Day!

TODAY IS NATIONAL QUILTING DAY , But it should be INTERNATIONAL QUILTING DAY. for us guys and gals in France. 
Well, no news is good news sometimes, I have been busy with quilting, quilting and quilting.  So what else is new!!!!
No pictures today, maybe next week or tomorrow, I have been busy with the groups, mystery quilts, and I am working on my exchange quilt that is a little behind.  Hopefully it will be ready for the 15 of April.
Did go fabric shopping at Marcelline in Frontignan, got  lost!!!can you image, there is road work and took the wrong turn, thank goodness I have a small car, little French streets are killers.
Hope you all had a happy quilting day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Busy week, Lots going on, and even a visit!!

Had a visit from the kids and grandkids, here is Lucien, Noé was sleeping, then forgot to get his picture.
Loved the mystery so much that I made a runner for the buffet, I used the same fabric line from Moda "fandango" it's beautiful......
Up next!!!
Well, it is started, lots of work and stitch in the ditch!!!
A close up, Houses, houses, and more houses.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

René and his Tata

 We went to Marseille the other day for a small family get together, no one was informed of our visit so it was a big surprise for everyone.  Had a great time, Thanks to Yves and Christine.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Marie Claude finished her flowers

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Marie Paule quilted for her on her DSM

A little bit of spring!!!
                                                        A little bit of spring!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A feeling of accomplishment

Today is a special day, I just finished my patchwork quilt.  You may say, wow, Suzan has finished another one...................but  I mean finished, I planned it, I made it, and I quilted it.  Ya, I quilted my patchwork quilt.  I can now put my signature on it,

    This quilt was
       Made and
Machine Quilted by Suzan
     March 3,  2011

What a feeling that is.  I have not had this feeling in such a long time.
I had control of everything from A to Z, no waiting for a year or so to get my quilt back,  I picked the design, I picked the thread, and I quilted it.  In my eyes it is perfect.