Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Day at the Museum

No stitching this week due to surgery and a lot of laying about. BUT I have a plan and your invited to travel to Mulhouse in Alsace with me and see the beginnings of my idea.

Arriving after an early start by train.

Stroll across the canal to the Museum of Printed Textiles

A day learning to use wooden blocks from the museum's collection.

Making choices and getting ready to print

A wonderful lunch prepared by Celine. The young artist who helped me with the adventure. We even used dinnerware designed for the museum.

Lots more printing   Celine adding a couple more in empty spaces. I was worn out by now.

Two meters of quilters muslin printed with blocks from the textile museum. After lunch I realised I would cut up this fabric so trying to get edges to meet wasn't necessary. I just enjoyed the printing.

My plan I am going to use this small piece of printing for the center of a medallion quilt.  Progress reports to come.

My day of printing at the museum was wonderful. As quilters we all have our own stories about our quilts and this is a story that will return many time over.

Have a good weekend where ever you are.  Terry


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Terry I hope everything is all right...I look forward to 'travelling' with you and the birth of your idea xo

Vireya said...

Hope your recovery goes well.

That museum looks wonderful. I'm looking forward to the rest of your printing adventure.

kaiteM said...

hey great to see you able to blog again, what a fabulous day that must have been. take it easy for now, just a bit of light stitching.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Terry how very interesting...and yes sometimes it's just pure pleasure to do something just for the fun of doing it xo

Vireya said...

What a wonderful day! That printed panel looks perfect for a medallion quilt.

Miss 376 said...

oh, what a lovely day, and what a special quilt it will be.

Hope the recovery is going well

Valentina said...

Terry, we are all sending you our love and wishes for a speedy recovery. You have been on my mind all week and hope you are feeling better and stronger every day.
So happy to see you posting! And oh Mulhouse! :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful post!! Those designs are so pretty. I love your idea of a medallion quilt. It's lovely seeing all the pots of colourful plants in your photos. That's something I really loved about Europe.

Rachaeldaisy said...

And it almost goes without saying that I hope your recovery is going well. Take care of yourself Terry.