May /Mai

Time is going so fast and I am already running like a headless chook. The garden needs TLC, few windows needs painting, the veggie patch is crying for vegetables … And I have nearly finished the next little project ( doing a peek a boo ). Obviously this month’s colour is red.



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Le temps passe tellement vite et je cours comme une poule sans tête. Le jardin a besoin de soin, une ou deux fenêtres d’un petit coup de peinture, et le jardin potager pleure pour quelques légumes….J’ai presque fini le prochain petit projet ( celui qui fait coucou). Visiblement la couleur du mois est rouge.

A bientôt


at last some news

I am coming out from hibernation, at least it feels like it. But I have been busy finishing a quilt and starting a couple of new ones. And trying to keep up with the garden and the house ( sort of).

This is the latest one and if you remember in a previous post I had written that “Joséphine” had rejected a border and I had a spare block. I couldn’t throw it so I made a quilt starting from the border and working my way in and around. And voilà ” Provence” .

Inspired by boutis and the colours from the south of France, la provence, some circles that looks like sunflower, plus the appliqué border and some clamshells to imitate some of the border in boutis quilts this little number can be adapted to any size.


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Je sors d’hibernation, du moins c’est ce que je ressentais. Mais j’ai fini un quilt et commencé deux nouveaux. Et essayé de rester à jour avec le jardin et la maison ( en quelque sorte).

Voici ma dernière création et si vous vous souvenez d’un article précedent que j’avais écrit à propos de “Joséphine”( qui avait rejeté une bordure) et j’avais un bloc de rab. Je ne pouvais pas les jeter donc j’en ai fait un quilt en commençant par la bordure et en travaillant dedans et autour. Et voici “Provence”.

Inspirée par le boutis et les couleurs chaudes du sud de la France, quelques cercles qui ressemblent à des tournesols, une bordure appliquée et quelques coquillages pour émuler les bordures des boutis, ce petit quilt peut être agrandit à n’importe quelle taille.


It has been a long time since the last news. But here it is, my latest pattern is on its way. The quilt is being quilted, I am writing the instructions and it will be released at the AQC Show in Melbourne on the 18th of April. I will be there too and hope to see some of you.

I will post a picture as soon as I have it back, but I can tell you now it was inspired by the King George coverlet , lots of circles, and a boutis from a wedding quilt of the same period. It is 2mt x 2mt ( I had to stop otherwise you would have a very large quilt), with a centre medallion and 24 circles. I am quite happy about it. I am looking forward to the comments.



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Spring is in the air …. the garden is calling ( it is hard to ignore it) and the ideas are buzzing.

For a little taste of what”s coming here are some of the fabrics that I am playing with for the next quilt and also 2 of the many blocks ….

It  is coming along nicely , I shall keep you updated on the progress.



Let me introduce “Albertine”,inspired by French boutis( whole cloth completely reversible originated from Provence)

I was given some repro fabrics ( lucky for me it was “bright”), contemplated the pack for a while and found it would be perfect for a south of France inspired quilt.

Like in so many quilts women used a lot of symbols in boutis, such as flowers, birds, vases … . This one is inspired from some small quilts given to babies. The chosen motifs were to wish the newborn health, joy, patience and all good things you would like to wish for a child.

This one would be more for a girl than a boy, lots of flowers and pinks, but I have already picked the pattern and the fabrics for the boy’s quilt.

You can buy the pattern through “Needles and Pins” in Warrandyte.

Wholesalers and shops enquiries welcome