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Thanks for visiting ! Please leave me comments, I love to read what you might think about the boutis (which is also known as "Broderie de Marseille"), please share with me what you have seen, what you love, how-tos, good museums to visit, pattern origins, and so on ..... you get the idea !

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Last show of the season

Yesterday I went to the Quilters Workshop show in Tampa.  Many very nice quilts and a nicely organized show.  In that group they seem to have a number of members who enjoy machine embroidery, and for the first time I saw a lot of quilts with machine embroidered elements, some of them with large flowers and so on.  I can't say that is something I would want to do myself, but I do see the appeal for ladies who have the big embroidery machines.
Here are some photos, no particular order and of quilts which I personally liked:

 Perfect way to use very tiny scraps !  I liked the dark background on this one.

 I liked this modern quilt very much.
 Fun rabbit applique just in time for Easter.

 I thought this was very striking.

The Blue collection, one of the first applique patterns I bought.  I must get that out again and finally make it, I am always happy when I see one completed and promise myself to get it done !
Nice Blackbird Designs applique in a dark colorway.

Hexiemania !  According to the label, this quilt has over 4000 hexies !

Love this design, fresh and clean with just the right amount of applique.

Loved this, must have been difficult to piece.
Happy Sunday to all from an overcast dreary Florida.  Yesterday we had glorious weather and I can only hope it brightens up later today.  Until then, it's good sewing weather !

Monday, March 9, 2015

Pierrefeu 10th Rencontres du Boutis

I have been waiting feverishly for the first photo reports of the weekend expo of boutis in Pierrefeu, which has grown in size and importance during the last ten years.

Lou was the first this morning to describe her experiences and shared wonderful photos with us.

Marie who had a stand of her own, has also posted great descriptions and lovely photos.

Henriette who with her team organizes this each year.

Lots of lovely photos from the ladies of Boutis divins of Chateau Gombert

Go and enjoy these, and I will update this list with other links as soon as I see them !

Saturday, March 7, 2015

More Quilt Shows ......

Spring is the season for quilt shows in Florida, and today we went to Sarasota to experience their show.  This guild has 300 members and puts on a very nice show.  Here are a few quilts that I thought were especially beautiful or interesting:
I have this book,Carrie Hall patterns by Barbara Brackman.  Great to see one made.

A Jo Morton pattern, so nice to see one of these made as well

 I do not do paper piecing, but I do appreciate them.
This was incredible work,it looks just like a painting.

Loved this, a Blackbird Designs applique from
 the Garden Club book (yes, you guessed, I have that book too !)
Lovely wool applique quilt, beautifully made.

I thought this was such an interesting modern quilt, loved the quilting which is not clear - narrow horizontal lines.

Great quilting on this one too, very detailed machine work.


You can see the scale of this from the ribbon - tiny wool applique and half inch !!!! finished triangle squares.

Bird applique, details were very nice.

Fun Christmas quilt also with beautiful detailed machine quilting.
I am anxiously awaiting some photos to be posted from the boutis expo in Pierrefeu - I will post links as soon as I get them from our French friends !