Sunday, June 10, 2012

Off To France!

I am very excited!  This quilt is off to France next week for a show  called" Tradition in Transition".  It is being held in the town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, in the Alsace area of France in the fall.  Many thanks goes out to Sandra Reford www.sandrareford.com who is organizing this show.  I know alot of hours have gone into this, and I am honored to be included.  When it returns the same show will be displayed at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville  in November 2012. 




This quilt is made up entirely of hexagons.  I machine pieced 2 strips of different fabrics together being sure that they were different values. Then cut them into hexagons and hand pieced them together.  Initially this was going to be the border of another quilt, but when I put it together I didn't like it.  So I made more blocks and voila! another quilt is born.  I still have the body of the other quilt to work on and figure out what to do for the border.  It is a good thing I bought lots of Japanese taupes.  Anyone who knows me, knows how much I looove colour.  So this is a real departure for me.  I am quite enjoying working with taupes and just concentrating on value.  I feel there is more to come in this neutral series.  Bye for now.  Jeannie


8 comments:

Happy Turtle said...

Oooh! That's beautiful Jeannie! :)

Sandra said...

Your quilt will be a big hit I know. The French love the japanese taupes. Hexagons were a big craze in Europe two years ago and your interpretation of the shape will be appreciated by the european visitors (22,000 I might add!). I am glad you accepted the invitation to be part of Tradition in Transition at the 18th carrefour européen du patchwork. I hope you will be posting more info about it while the show is on in September.

fiberchick said...

Absolutely stunning!

fiberchick said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Anne Porretta said...

Jeannie,
This is an incredible example of piecing, patience and pure pleasure for the viewer. Congratulations on your entry into the show!

sweetcrunchyjewy said...

Wow. It's gorgeous. I'm still very new to quilting and am just getting used to the idea that we can make such amazing shapes and designs with some very simple cutting and stitching!

I'll be checking back here. Keep posting!

Cindy Swainson said...

Wow! Jeannie this is a gorgeous quilt. It will surely be a show-stopper over there.

Seams French said...

Hi Jeannie. I am so very glad that you found my blog with your quilt in it. I didn't know whether you would find my reply on my blog, so I decided to leave it on your blog as well. Although there were many excellent quilts at the Canadian exhibit, the colour choices and workmanship of your quilt made it stand out for me. It's too bad that you couldn't make it to the show. That would have been a great feeling for you to have been able to see your work on exhibit. Congratulations for having your quilt chosen!