Luna Lovequilts - Big hand stitching

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April 2022

April Recap

Some news about what I’ve been working on since my latest post … 🙂 Quelques nouvelles de l’avancement de mes projets depuis mon dernier article … 🙂 Quilting I started the quilting on a top which has been waiting since last July. While designing this project I already had in mind to mix machine and hand quilting. The machine quilting part is now almost finished and the addition of big hand stitches is well under way. J’ai commencé le quilting sur un top qui attendait depuis juillet dernier. En dessinant ce projet, j’avais déjà en tête de mixer quilting machine… +

Luna Lovequilts - Quilting in progress

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May 2020

Work in progress

I have been working on different projects over the past week that are on my list for this quarter. The quilting is almost finished for project #1. Au cours de la semaine, j’ai travaillé sur différents projets qui sont sur ma liste pour ce trimestre. Le quilting est presque terminé pour le projet #1. I made some progress on my hand applique project. J’ai avancé un peu sur mon projet d’appliqué main. I cut all pieces but one for my patchwork rug and pieced the black and white strips. The fabric for the last piece will be a small print in curry colour…. +

Luna Lovequilts - Gingham quilt block - Carolyn Friedlander Polk collection combined to Essex Linen

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April 2020

Stay focused

‘Stay focused’ … even if you work on a very simple piecing project is my new motto ! I have been wanting to make something in patchwork with a Gingham look for a while and decided to use the scraps from my current hand applique curves project to give it a try. “Rester concentrée” … même si on travaille sur un projet très simple est mon nouveau mot d’ordre ! J’avais envie de réaliser un projet patchwork avec le look Vichy depuis quelque temps et j’ai décidé d’utiliser les restes de mon projet actuel courbes appliquées main pour essayer. I had enough scraps to make… +

Luna Lovequilts - Hand applique curves using Freezer Paper - Work in progress

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April 2020

Hand applique curves

It sounds my trip to Austin for attending Quiltcon was ages ago and, if I think about it, it is less than two months … Have you also lost track of time lately ?! We are now nearing the end of five weeks of isolation and almost got into rut … The second week had been hard for me though since I felt a bit down. Maybe in reaction to the overflow of energy I felt the first few days … 😉 Il me semble que mon voyage à Austin pour assister à Quiltcon Ã©tait il y a des lustres et, si… +

Luna Lovequilts - Piers quilt pattern by builtaquilt - Top finished

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April 2020

Piers – Pattern Testing

One of the upsides of self-isolating ?! My agenda became very light for this Spring 😉 So when Julie @builtaquilt asked me if I was willing to test her new pattern I was happy to agree ! I chose the Baby size option. I know I know … the easiest choice when testing a pattern … 😉 Un des bons côtés du confinement ?! Mon agenda s’est bien allégé pour ce printemps 😉 Donc quand Julie @builtaquilt m’a demandé si j’étais disposée à tester son nouveau modèle, j’ai été ravie d’accepter. J’ai choisi l’option Baby quilt. Je sais, je sais … le… +

Luna Lovequilts - Quilt top finished

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March 2020

Two quilt tops finished

The result of being confined at home … Le résultat du confinement à la maison … I finished the piecing step of two current projects over the week. And they are both basted ! J’ai terminé l’étape d’assemblage de deux projets en cours pendant la semaine. Et ils sont tous les deux faufilés ! I have to share my working space with my husband who has been working from home since last Tuesday. And since he requisitioned our computer, there are less distractions for me and then more sewing done 😉 Je dois partager mon espace de travail avec mon… +

Luna Lovequilts - Hand applique circles - Work in progress

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February 2020

Work in progress

I was sick for a few days last week and stayed warm, under a quilt. I was able to hand stitch meanwhile anyway … J’ai été malade quelques jours la semaine dernière et je suis restée au chaud, sous un quilt. J’ai quand même été capable de coudre à la main pendant ce temps … A lot of circles were appliqued those few days and I could join the units together over weekend. I have now finished two out of the four parts of this top. You can read more about the techniques used and the source of inspiration in… +

Luna Lovequilts - A new quilting project - Inspired by a mural in Nashville

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January 2020

New project – Inspired by a mural

When I posted my list of projects last week, I put first a new project inspired by a mural I saw in Nashville. I made a lot of progress over the weekend and here is what it looks like now ! Quand j’ai publié ma liste de projets la semaine dernière, j’ai mis en priorité un nouveau projet inspiré par une murale que j’ai vue à Nashville. J’ai beaucoup avancé pendant le week-end et voilà à quoi il ressemble maintenant ! For the first time I decided to draw the whole design to its actual size on paper. This quilt will be… +

Luna Lovequilts - Free form curve blocks - Work in progress

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October 2019

On my design wall

I kept exploring further free form curves lately. Dernièrement, j’ai continué d’explorer les courbes coupées à main levée. Some of these blocks will probably remain exercises … Certains de ces blocs vont probablement rester au stade d’exercice … While others will be developped and included in a larger project, Alors que d’autres seront développés et inclus dans un plus grand projet, And a couple of them will be finished at the actual size. The two small tops below are about 16″ x 16″ and I will turn them into cushions. Et quelques uns seront terminés à leur taille actuelle. Les… +

Luna Lovequilts - Machine straight line quilting in progress

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September 2019

Quilting in progress

I hadn’t a lot of time for quilting this past month but I managed to find a few hours here and there anyway. Je n’ai pas eu beaucoup de temps pour le patchwork ce dernier mois mais j’ai quand même réussi à trouver quelques heures ici et là. I am still not halfway through the quilting on this project but I am progressing a little bit at a time. Je ne suis pas encore à la moitié du quilting sur ce projet mais j’avance petit à petit. The inside of the arrows will be quilted with diagonal lines. A lot… +