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Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I know I'm a bit late, but since every quilter likes pictures, I went for it anyway.
Although the border looks scrappy enough, I don't know if the quilt fits the scrappy bill. It's one of my first quilts, some 17 years ago, so I didn't have that many fabrics (at that time)and it still isn't finished. I pulled it out to continue the quilting, since the weather seems to turn to winter again and I wanted something else than big stitch quilting for a change. I'm not the most focused person.
The story I remember mostly of this quilt is the mustard fabric. First I was planning on other kind of yellow, much more pale, but I wasn't very happy with it. Then my husband had to go to Paris for his job. I asked him to go to 'Le Rouvray', a famous quiltstore there. In those days, they gave swatches, which he gave to me (I love those kind of presents). And there the mustard was. I was head over heels in love with it (has happened a lot since) and knew it would be perfect. Lucky for me, he had to go back to Paris 3 days later and that is how the mustard got in this quilt. Side story : the paler fabric I used years later in anther quilt for which it was perfect. It even won a blue ribbon.
Here you can see my Hinterberg quiltstand. As you see, I have my corner between the 2 couches (we are 5) so I am part of the daily life when quilting, which I love. I would like a rectangular frame, but that would mean I have to quilt in my studio. I love my studio and the privacy it has when I need to concentrate on
design and such things, but not to quilt in solitary confinement. So, for now anyway, it's this one.

1 comment:

  1. I think the mustard fabric is the perfect accent for your quilt although I'm sure there are people who wouldn't use that color for love or money.:)


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