Monday, May 30, 2016

My to do list

This weekend I mainly worked on my "Opposite attract" Bog hop :) Those are getting addictive!!! I can't show pictures (come back on June 7th to see it)

I also worked on my pin cushion exchange organised by  Bea at
I stole ....humm I mean got inspired by Amanda Jean pincushinon at Crazy mom quilts

Those triangles are tiny!!!! the whole cushion is 4" but I love the results.....I might do a few ones for myself.

I also worked on my orange peel quilt. I had many questions about my newspaper fabric :) Yes it is fabric. I love any fabric with writing on it.

Here is the blocks done....I tried to put it down nicely but my kitties had other here is a puddle of blocks LOL

I am almost ready to start quilting my little prince quilt. I just have to finish writing the just take time since I have to improvise a light box by putting my cell phone (with the light flash on) in a plastic box to trace the letters.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Exhibition of Quebec Quilts and Textile Art

It is "Exhibition of Quebec Quilts and Textile Art" weekend here in Montreal. Here are a few pictures of the incredible quilts we had the pleasure to see. My wonderful boyfriend got me a Janome 8200....but that is a story for another time :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On my wall this week

First this is a 2 years old UFO, I started quitling pebbles but I really didn't like the effect so I put it away until late last year when I decided to undo the really took forever but I finished this weekend. I plan to try to find a similar green fabric to replace the white fabric in the top right corner. After that I will appliqué some automn leafs......mainly to hide some booboo I did while taking off the quilting.

Second project, another UFO peel quilt....I got the template eons ago but never used it.

The little prince quilt top is done except the quote that I need to finish. The lucky recipient love it so I am happy.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Where did the week go?

I didn't get the chance to sew a lot this week....well scratch that....I worked hard trying to find a way to create something I had in my head but for now the results are not quite what I want to be.

I was able decide on a border for my "little prince" quilt. This one work better than the black and white we saw in my last post and I started writing the quote. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

On my wall this week

I have 2 projects that I want to work on this week.

My "Little prince" quilt and a new boy quilt "Little fisherman"

I am playing with a piano key border for the fox........still deciding if it is too bold or not :) and writing the quote from the book, I will probably use black tread on the letters to make it darker.

Little Fisherman is still in the early day of construction.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Art with Fabric Blog Hop - Day 4 + another finish

Finished quilting my yellow butterfly last night and it is now on my wall with his friends. I am done for now doing butterfly but if I ever feel like it, it will be easy to make more and join them into a big quilt with the "Quilt as you go" methode.

And it is day 4 of the Art with Fabric blog hop. I am amazed by every quilt.

Every quilted project is a unique piece of art, full of love, creativity and inspiration.

However, have you ever thought about how "traditional" art could be reinterpreted in a quilted piece?
(by "traditional" I mean anything that a non-quilter will label as art, like paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture from all countries and all time periods).

To explore the endless possibilities of art-inspired quilted pieces I decided to organize a Blog Hop!
I invited some of my blogging quilty friends and we are going to present our unique pieces in May!

This is the current line-up of inspiring artists:

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Art with Fabric Blog Hop....My turn

A few months ago I was asked by Alida from Tweety Loves Quilting to participate at this art blog hop. I was more than honored to be part of this blog hop with such a wonderful group of artists.

I chose the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt for his "golden period", in which he created incredible masterpieces of rich golden textures.

For instance, this amazing Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I  which could probably inspire 50 different quilts just by itself:

Portait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I from Gustav Klimt

Although the above portrait is mesmerizing, I finally opted for this piece called The kiss (what can I say, I am a romantic!).  I loved the women's face, how she lost herself in her lover's embrace:
The Kiss from Gustav Klimt 

When I chose this author, I immediately realized I'd have to go on a serious shopping spree as my stash of fabrics was seriously lacking in gold and yellows.  "Gold" is a difficult color to reproduce without actually using golden fabric, so I chose different gradations of yellows with a touch of brown or orange:

seen on the wall with artificial light

Unlike the great quilt Kathy chose to do with the same art piece (serendipity!), my goal was not to reproduce this striking piece of art but to play with the texture Klimt created with gold leafs and paint; I wanted to hide clues of Klimt's paint within the quilt. I used a few red squares carefully spread in the design to represent the woman's colorful summer dress as she is engulfed by the golden mantle of her lover's embrace:

seen outside under sunlight

In Klimt's paint, the woman's dress also has long, flowing golden threads merging into the flowery grass. I used golden triangles appliqué on the brown margin to represent these threads, and used thread painting to embed them gradually into the background.

The whole design was fully archived with the improved piecing technique, in a flowing and organic way that, I felt, was well representing the author's piece.

So now, what next?  If I wanted to continue this project further, it could be interesting to create a matching quilt to represent the woman side of Klimt's piece: something more flowery and round, with a few carefully spread black squares to remind the viewer of her lover's embrace.  The two piece could then be hanged together on a wall, perhaps even with the "Man's" quilt overlapping the "Woman's" quilt...

What do you think? What part of these painting inspired you the most? How would you design the matching "woman" piece yourself?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Art with Fabric Blog Hop....Tuesday + EPP

 I finally finish my second mystery EPP quilt!!! I love the result and like usual, Tonya is a brilliant designer !!!!!
If you want to do this mystery quilt, you can find all the information here :

Don't forget to browse this Art with fabric Blog Hop!!!! Every pieces are such a delight!!!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Art with Fabric Blog Hop....monday

This week, me and some quilty friends are participating in the "Art with Fabric" blog hop!!! Here is the list for today. Can't wait to see what wonderful pieces Art the other participant did.

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Finish Friday

I only have 2 small finish. This month again I am participating at a pincushion exchange. I made the first cathedral window cushion but it ended up all wonky and with many mistakes on it and decided I could not send it. Take 2, I decided to start with FMQ stippling all over a ladybug fabric and added the flower, it felt a bit plain so I used beads to make it more interesting. I like this one much better and it is the one I will send.

In all this week I almost didn't touch my sewing machine. My goal next week is to play with fabric at least 15 minutes every day :)

Blast from the past

This is my first quilt. It is about 16 years old and I did it when my son was born. My "baby" is now a lot taller than me. This quilt have is stained and coming apart in some place but for me it is priceless.

It also remind me of packing my one year old and what ever I could fit in my car and driving 16 hours to my mother's place and 65$ in my bank account.  I can look back to that moment and be proud of all I was able to accomplish since for myself and my family.

Linking to throwback Thursday volume 10

Sunday, May 1, 2016

100th post!!!!

This is my 100th post!!! Thank you to those who has to endure my very bad english.... :)

I am all over the place with my sewing lately. I am still working on my antique linen Free motion Quilting. Just a few pebbles and piano keys to be done. I think it might become a pillow.

Once again, I was cursed with Pinterest and had to try something new. I was searching for an idea for my May pincushion exchange and saw an easy way to do cathedral window blocks. I could not just stop at only one as you can see.

My EPP mystery quilt is almost done!!! We had the last clue and we were able to solve it. Very happy with the results and I have to decide how to finish it. I think it would make a nice wall hanging but Frenko the cat think it should be his bed.

and NEW DESK!!!! Before I was working on the kitchen table and it was a mess. We saw this table on Kijiji and my Sweet Boyfriend was able to get it for a very good price! Thank you my love.

It's a mess like usual....but it is a mess that make me happy.