Grandmother’s garden…

March 15, 2009

will be blooming soon again ! This is the name of a quilt I started sewing last Spring. Small hexagons of paper covered with fabrics I chosequilt-grandmothers-gardenamongst  my flowery materials. Flowers I would love to see in my own garden. All sewn by hand, it is a quilt that accompanies me wherever I travel.  Or when I sit outside in warmer days. I always carry a  few colourful hexagons with me. I worked on this quilt most of the past Summer.  This is how it looked then.grandmothers-garden-1

Then when cooler days came,  I went back to my sewing machine and started working on other quilts. Now and then I would add new pieces to my grandmother’s flower garden. I don’t know if and when I will ever complete it – it seems endless –  and so much fun ! but this is how it looks now anyway.aout-neyruz-vs-quilt-ls-139A quilt I really enjoy creating for the neverending variations one can bring to it, according to one’s mood or choice of fabrics. I simply love it. My dream garden.

“In The Fall, I harvested all my sorrows and burried them in my garden.

When April bloomed again, and the earth and the Spring celebrated their nuptials,

My garden was strewn with splendid and exceptional flowers”.

Khalil Gibran

(Le Sable et l’écume)


Winter colours

March 10, 2009

Back blogging after some busy time. Generally nothing has changed much… Winter is still here,  not really looking like leaving soon and giving way to Spring. Snow is falling almost every day with sometimes a ray of sunshine. Real happiness ! Mostly though the main shade you see all around is  grey and white and it makes you dream of colours.  Plenty of colours !neyruz-garden-jams-diary-006“Let the Spring come in !”

A good time for staying inside and quilt, one of my favourite activities in every season.  Through Flickr I came across this blog I visited with great pleasure :

It inspired me to look for my scraps of  bright and colourful fabrics. Soon I started sewing my own calendar quilt. Here are the three first months of this year, Winter colours I imagined for January, February and March.calendar-quilt-spring-001Thanks to everyone on Calendar quilt challenge for their wonderful blog and creativity.

One of my favourite colours is orange. Looking around for this warm shade that would brighten up  my Winter, I spotted a basket full of  oranges, so juicy and sweet, just begging to be put into jars… Which I did ! more colours, scents, the cardamon, cinamon and vanilla adding a touch of sunshineneyruz-garden-jams-diary-004Those are the colours of my Winter, shades that look and taste good. Colours that  sooner or later will bring back Spring  !