Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mystery Quilt "Colmar" 2015

Quiltmania magazine youtube

I am excited to begin the mystery Quilt featured via the magazine Quiltmania, by the designer Nathalie Meànce.  Though the templates and thorough instructions are found in the magazine issue itself, videos are posted on youtube in which Nathalie teaches and shows just about everything you need to know about the techniques.

The videos are posted first in French, and then in English.
(Quiltmania is also offering how-to videos for "Tuesday Sampler blocks" (in French) too, which I am eager to do as well)

Quiltmania magazine youtube

so here I have begun the star block, thanks to the instruction of teacher Nathalie Meànce and the publishers of Quiltmania magazine :)  there is already embroidery instructions and trapunto as well!

the start of my block
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 
the just for the unjust, 
that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  1 peter 3:18

He gave me Himself, paid my sin debt against Our Glorious Good and Righteous God, and saved me; He gave me a voice,
to tell others that He came to seek and to save them....what will you say?

Monday, January 26, 2015

glad to be back 2015

(beginnings of new quilt project for 2015 - more to come)

 yes! a new computer !  so now, I can get back to posting (more) I hope~!
Firstly, a big thank you to Queenie at QueeniePatch for posting photos and adding "color" to the narration of the International Quilt Show in Tokyo this past week.  This first post of hers focuses on the charity quilts!  Please read through and scroll down to see the different selections of beautiful and cute blocks.  
photo by Queeniepatch

She took photos of the quilt block I had sewn and donated to be part of the charity quilts that are sewn together, displayed and then auctioned off.  I am so glad I participated...and I look forward to participating again this year as well~!

photo by Queeniepatch
see more of the wonderful handwork from the Tokyo International Quilt Festival here and here too