Friday, October 9, 2015

Time Warp Stars and Vintage Quilt Block

I haven't shown my Stars in a Time Warp blocks for awhile. 

Cretonne, Lancaster blue, brown with blue and lace.

 Black, grey and Claret.
I wanted to see how many blocks I had. Here are 49

And 10 more. I'll be stopping soon....
I got this cute applique block from Mary Koval in Ste Marie, France. I loved how it was charming and chunky!

Any suggestions on how to repair this so I can use this block in a quilt?

I haven't been posting too much on Instagram, but if you missed it here it is.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

European Patchwork Finale

I thought I had completed everything I was going to share about the trip to France, but I found a post that I had not published yet. Last one...I promise!

I saw some great antique quilts for sale by Jane Lury "Labors of Love". I'm not sure why she wasn't in the vendor area. It didn't seems like the antiques had a big following as this is an artsy kind of show. I knew my blog readers could appreciate the antique quilts.

When we left Alsace we went to........
Germany for a quick beer. Then on to:

The Museum of Printed Textiles in Mulhouse. It was amazing!

Look how tedious and complicated printing fabric used to be!

This was the center square where we parked for the museum. What lovely old buildings.

After that we made our way about 420km through France back towards CDG airport.

We stayed the night outside of Reims, which is champagne country. Of course, we had to try it!

The next morning we made our way back to the airport, dropped our car off and continued our adventure in Iceland. But you saw those photos yesterday That concludes my adventures to the European patchwork Quilt show! Thanks for your enthusiasm and kind words. It was very memorable!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Dresses for Bolivia- Last Call

I got several more packages this past week. Thank you!!

Deb, Terry, Connie....
Linda and Kevin. 
You have no idea how wonderful these dresses are! Thank you! 

What are the chances I'd get two packages from different people and different states on the same day and one of the dresses in each package used the same fabric?!? Cool, huh?
I did a test, putting 60 dresses in a space bag. I sucked the air out and it weighed in at 15 pounds. I have 2 friends coming over next week to help me sort the sizes and help me get them packaged. If you have dresses to send, please send them this week!
 I'll have a final count next week as well.
Happy Monday!

Friday, October 2, 2015

More European Patchwork

 A family of Stars by Jaques Legret. Stars dating from 1870-2013 alongside quilts from his collection. (Amish and Mennonite)
 Many of these were for sale.

I actually didn't spend much time with the vendors. We browsed through but didn't see anything "new" or especially "European" that I had to have. 

We went for lunch and browsed the list of vendors and saw that May Koval was the only ONE from USA so we made sure to go back and say hello. Rene and I both met Mary and her husband at Russian teahouse get together in NYC in 2011 for the Infinite Variety Quilt exhibit. It was nice to see her again.

Before I forget......
remember this box of fabric samples I won from Cyndi at Busy Thimble? I pakaged them up and brought them all the way to France with me, along with some other goodies from my sewing room for Cecile, Cristelle and Corrine. I hope they will have a lot of fun with them.

I'm having a heck of a time cathcing up on blog reading, so please know that I am reading, just not commenting much at this time.

Have a fantastic weekend! I'm running a half marathon and will be glad when I am not training any longer.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Another Photo Tour

 Most restaurants in Paris had the tackiest decor!

Driving in Germany was fun! Rene drove, I snapped photos!!

We flew Icelandair and could make a stopover at no additional cost to our airfare. 

 There are few trees in Iceland. 
We tried the local fare. Upper right is fermented shark, which means basically rotten as heck! I popped one square in my mouth like a piece of cheese and about died! Apparently the Vikings washed it down with a liquor called Black Death. We tried that and it seemed like I was drinking turpentine. The Vikings were a hardy lot! lol 

 This cathedral can be seen from all over Reykjevek. It suits the town nicely.

 Our morning run was brisk and beautiful.

And ended perfectly with the best coffee we had since leaving Seattle.

More quilts tomorrow!



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