I am settling into home life after being away for the last five weeks on an amazing trip with my two sons. We had such a great time together, I enjoyed every minute of it.
We had six wonderful nights in Paris. ( WOW ! what and amazing city ) I have come home full of inspiration. While there I was lucky enough to visit Le Rouvrey Quilt shop.Having the boys to show me how to use the GPS on my phone so I could find my way around was great.
It was not the easiest shop to find, here is a picture of the sign with Derek standing underneath. Inside the shop is small, tastefully decorated with old quilts and beautiful French fabrics and reproduction fabrics. I was lucky enough to fit some of the lovely French fabrics in my suitcase.
We all loved the food in Paris and I took full advantage of the fact that I did not have to cook or clean for five whole weeks. ( Bliss)
Time to start cleaning my sewing room and get inspired to start on a project.
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This morning I find myself with too many quilts in progress at one time! They are all at a stage that they can be worked on and I love them all !
The first one is the BOM 2018 which I have almost finished the quilting, I only have the very last border to finish. If you missed this last year, you can find the full pattern for this quilt here.
These are just a few of the things that I got up to in 2018. There is more to come but I am not able to tell you just yet. I will keep you all posted when I am able to spill the beans. Lot's of secret sewing has been going on.
New patterns are coming along, so in the New Year there will be some surprises.
The Full version of the Winterwood Pattern is now available as a full pattern containing everything you need to complete the whole quilt. The Winterwood quilt pattern can be found here containing 71 pages. This is one of my favorite quilts, I loved every minute of making this beautiful quilt. Sometimes everything seems to go along so smoothly when designing and making a quilt, this quilt was one of those times.
It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.