Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another Interruption

Hannah's quilt has had to take a back seat for a little bit. Our dear friends Ron and Nizida are expecting. We know it is a boy and have been angling for him to be named JoeMichael. I am making him a quilt, Sailboats & Stars. Here is the current shape of the quilt. All the pieces have been cut and some of it sewn together. It's looking quite nice.

This shot gives a better idea of what it will look like hanging on the wall. I am designing the quilt in such a way that for JoeMichael's first few years it can hang on the wall and once he moves into a big boy bed, it will be able to be used as a bed cover.

Detail of one of the sailboats. This one has already been appliqued on. Some of the others haven't been completely shaped yet.

Detail of a star. Each one is composed of 13 pieces of material. There are 14 total stars.

JoeMichael is due in October. I hope to have this finished in time for his entry into the world.

Paris....Again...This Time Monuments & Landmarks

IM Pei's Pyramide du Louvre provides an interesting entrance to the Musee du Louvre.

The drapeau tricolore (French Flag) on a street corner in Paris.

No one will be staying in this Hotel. The Hôtel de Ville, Paris is the Paris City Hall.

Bois de Boulogne, on the west side of Paris, is perfect for early morning walks.

35 miles southeast of Paris is the château de Fontainebleau (I was surprised to learn the 3rd syllable is pronounced BLOW, not BLUE)

The Tour Eiffel is the tallest building in Paris, and from 1889-1930 it was the tallest building in the world.

Notre Dame de Paris, we were told, is actually owned by the State and rented to the Roman Catholic Church.

Paris.....A Taste of French Culture.

This trip to Paris the quilt decided to take in a little culture.
Here it visits La Joconde, better known as the Mona Lisa.

The Nike of Samothrace, better known as Winged Victory enjoyed a visit.

Vermeer's Lace Maker seemed a little jealous. She would rather be known as the Quilt Maker!

Vermeer's Astronomer, painted in 1668, is the second of his paintings on display at the Musee du Louvre.

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, also expressed jealously toward the quilt. She of course had to admit that without arms, quilting is out of the question.

This pair, Psyche and Cupid, captured in Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, were the only two that did not express any interest in the quilt at all. I guess they were otherwise occupied.