Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP Wednesday and Quilt Festival






I started a little pillow this morning.  I hoped to have all these hexies sewed together today but I know now that won't happen until tomorrow.  I am going to make a pillow like this one.  I sort of feel like I should try something new but I am in the mood to make something easy and something that doesn't require much thought.  And I really enjoyed making the other pillow.  It will be a gift though I wouldn't mind one for myself.

I put the Hawaiian quilt away.  I wasn't into it.  And I have so many things I am excited to make why spend time on something I am iffy about.  I just finished making something for Stella but I can't show it yet.  And now I want to spend the rest of the month taking a break from making kids clothes and spending time on some patchwork quilty projects.  Going to the Lowell Quilt Festival this past Saturday certainly inspired me.

                                                        quilt by Manuella Chevrel



This was my favorite quilt at the show.  It is named "Dream" and is by Manuella Chevrel.  I tried to find her online to see if she has a blog or is on flickr.  I would love to see more of her work.  And I wanted to ask her if she minded me showing this.  But I couldn't find her.  If anyone knows of her online please let me know.  Here are some close-ups so you can see more of how special this quilt is:


                                          quilt by Manuella Chevrel

                                               quilt by Manuella Chevrel

                                              quilt by  Manuella Chevrel

 I see many quilts at quilt shows that I admire and then I see quilts that I think "This is the kind of quilt I want to make".  I have some finishing up of quilts though I really really want to do before I start a new one.  I wonder how much finishing I can get done before I start on Halloween costumes and fall clothes.  

I am linking up at WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.


Edited to add on 8/23/13:  I am so thrilled to have heard from Manuella Chevrel.  I had found her on Google Connect but was not sure it was really her until she wrote me back.  She gave me permission to show her work on my blog and let me know that she made this whole quilt by hand.  Wow.  She also wrote to me that she will have her own blog soon.  I can't wait.  I really love how crafts have connected me with women all over the world.  

5 comments:

Bettina Danger said...

That hexie pillow will be gorgeous! I checked out the link of the other ones. Very inspirational!

Serena Edwards said...

Wow I would have loved to see that quilt in real life, it's amazing. I love your hexies too - I haven't been brave enough to try those yet!

QBee said...

I love the Good Fortune line. Your hexies are a perfect match, too. I can't wait to see the finished pillow :)

Kelly Young said...

I love your fabric choices for your hexie pillow! I can't wait to see your progress!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Country Maison (Eva) said...

How did I miss this post ??
Your blanket will be gorgeous for sure, I cannot wait to see the finished result.

I really, really want to make something with hexies too and now you are making me want to make something even more. . .