Saturday, 2 June 2007

BONNE FÊTE MAMAN

In France, tomorrow (!) is Mother´s Day. My mother is a quilter as well, I gave her the quilting virus some time ago and now that she is a pensioner, she has more time to devote to that great passtime. I thought it would be nice to show today some of her works as she hasn´t got a blog (yet!). As we live 1000 km apart we don´t see each other that often and I can´t admire her projects. But now she has a digi camera and learned to send the pictures per mail so here is HER show:


The first quilt is a BOM from her quilt group, she told me she had had some problems with some of the blocks as the pieces were so tiny but I think she did well and I find her quilting very nice in this quilt.

The second quilt was made after a swap I think (!). I am very lucky because my mother told me I could have this quilt as it goes so well in our TV-room (you know the red and cream one!).











Here are some bags. The first one was made for my DB´s girlfriend (the lucky one!). The pink pouch was made during an ribbon embroidery workshop my mother took part in. She was quilte disappointed after that workshop as she thought she hadn´t had learnt enough. She is a quick learner and the teacher was very reluctant at showing more than 3 or 4 different stitches which my mother found a bit too few. the third bag has a funny history. I made first a bag like that to my mother for Christmas, then I liked it so much that I made another one for me as well. And my mother liked it so much as well that she made ANOTHER ONE. Aren´t quilters a bit mad, well we definitely are, my mother and I.
The last pouches were made during a regional quilting meeting my mother attended to and they are exactly the same as some I showed some time ago, crazy! I hope you will leave a lot of comments so that I can convince my Mum of having her own blog where she can show all her nice works!
So once again: BONNE FÊTE MAMAN!

16 comments:

Quilty said...

Best regards to your dear mother. She had made so beautiful quilts and bags. Especially I like the red and white house quilt because I'm a redwork lover. How wonderful that you both have the same hobby.

Bea said...

Irgendwo kommt die Saat ja her - ist doch sonnenklar! Auch wenn in diesem Fall ja wohl du deine Mum angesteckt hast! Tolle Quilts. Auch ich mag den Schoolhouse-Quilt. Überhaupt sind Häuser ja sehr schön! Liebe Grüße an deine Mum. Happy mothers day in France!

pamina said...

Congrats to you mom, her quilts and bags are beautiful !

Fiona said...

Your mother should definitely start her own blog. I can never resist quilts with houses on and the two you have shown are beautiful.

atet said...

Your mother's work is lovely! How fun to be able to share your passion. And yes, quilters are mad -- that would be why for bags and a few other projects I can never make just one, no, more like three or four!

Chookyblue said...

Tell your Mum well done. I really like the bags she has made. Lucky you for getting the red quilt.

joyce said...

Your mother's bags are all wonderful. And Happy Mother's Day to her.

Patti said...

Your mother's work is marvelous! She should definitely get a blog. If she can take pictures, upload them to the computer and email them to you she can certainly manage a blog!

Helen in the UK said...

Great quilts and quilty projects. Particularly love the red/cream houses quilt. I'd really like to make one like this some point in the future :)

Angie said...

Your Mom's quilts are great! And I love the bags...especially the first one! :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your mother should definitely be a blogger, she'd love it! I think it's great that the two of you share the same hobby/passion. It's a blessing that she can e-mail you photos now too. It doesn't make the distance seem so far, does it?

qusic said...

sehr schöne Taschen hat deine Mutter da gemacht.Ich mag den Schulhaus quilt in rot und weiß auch sehr. Bonne anniversaire à ta mere!
Blogging is fun, so convince her to start one:-))

Quiltgirlie said...

Leider kann ich kein Französisch, aber ich würde mich freuen, den Blog Deiner Mutter anzusehen. Besonders die Taschen gefallen mir.

teodo said...

ciao,
your mum is great and her works are wonderful.
ciao ciao

Cynthia said...

hope your mother had a lovely day. She has certainly made some lovely things. If she does decide to start a blog be sure to let us know.

Rose Marie said...

Lovely collection of quilts and bags!