Wednesday, October 26, 2016


I only spent one day at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork this year, but look what I found on the racks of the Kaleidoscope bookstore... :-)
Yes, our book! Isn't it nice, my fellow Twelves?
I also found Deborah's new book, which must have sold really well as I was just able to grab their last copy on the Friday afternoon.
I didn't take many pictures at the show, but I think my absolute favourite was Ann Johnston with her exhibit "Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada". And then Denise Labadie with "Sacred Stonescapes", Lager Malin , the Hungarian Modern Movement and the group QuiltArt.

I took more pictures of nature and architecture...
The next one was taken from the top of the Hahnenberg, above Châtenois...
It was going to be a nice little walk. It was indeed very nice, but we ended up walking more than 13 km, up and down the mountain. A great way to take care of the extra calories from the (too) rich Alsatian cuisine.
Next is a picture of the Tour des Sorcières (Witches Tower) in Châtenois, with a a very photogenic stork nest on top of it...

In the studio, I've been printing more "Empreinte" fabrics.
This the state of my design board today...
On the right, my first top which is almost done. On the left, the second one. I think I can start cutting up the fabrics, although I still want to rearrange some patches.

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Better late than never... here's my little mosaic for September...
I spent a lot a time drawing, trying to finish the sketchbook I started during my travel in Japan. It's almost done now.
Then, I began working on two new quilts for my small quilt group. The new theme is "Empreinte", which means print, mark, imprint, etc...
I decided to work with my own footprints. One of the tops is now almost ready to be quilted. For the second one, I definitely need to print more fabric.
I'm getting too many ideas while working on this theme... This could be the beginning of a new series.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

More pictures

More pictures of my trip to Japan.

Did you know that the Twelves are blogging again, celebrating their 9th anniversary?
Here's the link to my post.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

City break

I'm back from a nice little city break. ;-)
Can you guess where it was?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Here's my little mosaic for June...
I am taking an online class at Sketchbook Skool. I think I needed a little break from sewing and quilting.
My goal is to draw every day again.
I am mainly doing quick sketches, and am really enjoying it. But my inner critic is having a great time too. ;-))

The "Orient" quilts are finished.
I will try and take good photos of them as soon as I'll have an opportunity. (The weather has been rather grey and dull.)
My sewing machine is now at the doctor's for a check-up. I should get it back in a few days.

In other news, as you know, there is a lot of soccer games on tv these days.
So, there is also plenty of time in the evening for drawing and reading. I only watch the games of the Belgian team.
Allez les Diables!

Monday, May 30, 2016


I cannot believe that May is almost over already. It was quite busy actually.
Lots of family time, and some studio time too.
The first Orient quilt is finished. Now, I am busy quilting the second one.
Today, it's raining cats and dogs, but we had some very nice weather last week, (and also the week before, I think), so I am adding a couple of sunny pictures to this mosaic.

In other news, my 2012 Twelve by Twelve quilts came back from the States a couple of weeks ago.
I am a little surprised at how I'm liking them now! I remember that I was rather unhappy with most of them 4 years ago. But now... I don't know anymore why that was... A bad case of perfectionism, I guess.

And then, there were also lots of kids' art sessions this month...
GD1 painting with earth pigments bought in Provence a few years ago...
and GD2 at the easel.... :-)

Friday, April 08, 2016

This week

This is a little mosaic of my week...
Some time in the garden. Not enough. The weather wasn't that great.
A short trip to Brussels, mainly to buy some Japanese groceries.
Lots of time in the studio, experimenting with fabric, paper and paint...
No real plan in the next sample. Simply some layers of fabric, and free stitching. Excellent way to relax...
I also had a nice dyeing session. I needed some backing fabric for my "Orient" quilts.
This one is too good to use as a quilt back.
Next is a lovely drawing my granddaughter did a couple of weeks ago. Isn't it great?
(It's me and my hubby. :-) )
And look at this beautiful family! So cute!