Sunday, 24 June 2007

HOLIDAYS









I am going home! Only two days left and we will be on our way with a short stay in Paris. We are heading west to Brittany, hence the flowers (Hydrangea is a kind of national flower there where most of them are blue and huge 4 meters high and 4 meters wide). My Hydrangea don´t get that big and turn all pink, still I like them.

Before I go, I will show two small quilts I made to try a method to make curves without sewing round seams. It is a folding method where a lot of pieces are made out of a square folded diagonally in two. When you fold back that diagonal, it gives a curve as it is on the bias.


The first quit is machine sewed and machine quilted with a variegated gold thread which sparkles very nicely against the black fabric.
The second one is machine sewed and machine quilted in the ditch.


I hope my explanations were clear! It is hard to explain in a few words and without being able to show face to face.
If any interest is there, I could make a tutorial but first after my holidays!
I will be gone about three weeks without computer. I will try to take some pictures though as I have a few quilts in France as well which I haven´t photographed with my digi camera yet.
I wish you all a nice month of July.







13 comments:

Bea said...

Wish you sunny days! Take care!

Marie said...

I wish you a safe trip to France. Have fun in Paris and Brittany.

The quilting came out wonderful in your first quilt. I haven't heard of this folding technique yet. Interesting!

Patricia said...

"marie" that is me, Patricia

Carol said...

Safe travels. My hydrangeas stay all pink too, no matter what I do. But still they are the prettiest flower. Gorgeous sewing, your technique sounds interesting.

atet said...

Have a wonderful trip home! I'd be interested in the tutorial when you return.

Your hydrangeas are lovely -- I have seen some in a lovely in-between color as well -- such a lovely dusky purple. I really wish I had a garden to play in!

Quilty said...

The folded technique sounds interesting. I would love te see your tutorial. Enjoy the summer holidays at home in France.

pamina said...

I love your quilt and your tablecloth, very interesting...have a nice journay and beautiful holidays in France !

Carole said...

Have fun in Paris. Nice quilts! They turned out sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy homecoming! Enjoy your time away, we'll look forward to your return to blogland....

qusic said...

have a wonderful time , my hydrangeas are pink too this year forgot to give them their "blue shower". please a tutorial after your return!

teodo said...

I wish you a wonderful trip to Paris and Brittany!!
ciao, ciao

Tanya said...

Have a great time! About the time you are getting back I'll be off to the States (and without my own computer but I may be able to borrow my brother's). See you again sometime at the end of August?

Helen said...

Have a great holiday.