Saturday, January 9, 2016

Fini!

"The French Connection" is quilted!



It's a good thing I finished this quilt a few weeks ago.  
I've been snuggling in it ever since, recovering from a virus 
and then a sprained ankle.



Remembering the joys of going to France last year 
and meeting wonderful quilting friends.



Feeling thankful for the many friends I've met through
being a quilt maker and blogger.



Pondering the changing world around us,
with all its joys and sorrows.



Contemplating the life lesson that always seems to hit me over the head--
DO LESS, REST MORE.

Paix et la Joie en 2016!
Peace and Joy in 2016!




32 comments:

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Great quilt, lovely fabrics. France has very nice cotton fabrics. Hope you are completely recovered and ready to do "less" this year, hmm!

Martine said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the close-ups of the fabric.

Cathy said...

Lovely quilt. Hugs

Monica said...

It looks great, LeeAnn, very soft and nice. And it does feel "French," too! Get better soon!

smazoochie said...

I'm sorry you've not been well. I hope your pretty new quilt helped you heal.
I guess you will be doing dome pattern writing in the New Year.

Heidi said...

Your love and emotion really come shine through this quilt. Somber colors, yet so much beauty.

Mystic Quilter said...

This quilt is a real beauty! Hope you feel better soon and to more creating - and I think we all could take your last few words on board of Do Less, Rest More!

Hilacha (loose strand) said...


Simple quilting, and yet so effective, as it does not interfere with the design. You keep teaching (me) good lessons.
Hope you get better soon. Do give your body some rest; mind keeps active...;)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very pretty--love the beautiful fabrics! Feel better!

Mary Keasler said...

A lovely fini! But I am so sorry to read that you have a sprained ankle. Take care of yourself, my dear, and be extra careful
xoxoxo

Kyle said...

So sorry you haven't been up and about. Your quilt is charming with delightful fabrics and memories.

Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn, This quilt holds such beautiful sentiments. So sorry for your sprained ankle. Hope it is healing well. xoxo

Brigitte Bee said...

Is so nice, I lové the fabric, beautiful quilt 👏
Hope you feel better soon

Helen said...

Such a charming quilt begs to be snuggled under! Warmest wishes for
a healthy and cozy new year.

Nat Palaskas said...

Looking cozy and bright. That border fabric is perfect! Hope you feel better soon - Hugs Nat

patricia belyea said...

Sorry to hear that you had such a set-back. This quilt shows your great use of red in a more subtle way. And it looks so cosy!

Quilteuse Forever said...

Wet winters always bring viruses and you must take care of your ankle. Feel better very soon!

Wonderful reminder of your stay in France - and your connection to French people after those terrible events.
Merci LeeAnn!

Kristine said...

And then, the "French Connection" has a beautiful story, better health to you.

Barb said...

Love that creedo - Do Less, Rest More! I've been trying that out a bit myself.
I'm so sorry to hear about your virus and ankle and hope you are mended.

French Connection is a wonderful name for this wonderful quilt. What a lovely remembrance it will be of your visit last year.

Happy New Year friend
xo

cinzia said...

Great life lesson and wonderful quilt! Rest up and happy new year to you!

Karen said...

Hope you're almost back to being well. What a great reminder, it's what I love best about quilting.

Christine Feldstein said...

Such a beauty... as always, but this one has something more : French Connection has a touching story!
Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Every Stitch said...

Love the quilt and love the warm colours!

Janie Krig said...

Great finish and use of color! Get well soon.

Karen said...

I like the border fabric.

Mary said...

What a great finish! The wide border with that print is magnificent! I hope you feel better. Rest up!

Ann said...

Charming quilt and so nice to have it finished. Congratulations.

Marit said...

C'est tres bon! A beautiful quilt. Hope you will heal quickly under such a lovely finish.
xo,
Marit

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

What a pretty quilt. The colours are so soulful and charming! Love it!

Lori said...

Love this and the name! I love making quilts to commemorate trips. I hope by now you are on the mend!!

Annemieke said...

Your quilt is lovely. I liked seeing the blocks up close. Such fun fabrics and different colour combinations. Hope you are feeling better now?!A good thing to take a rest with that ankle.
Did you use off white thread for the quilting or is it invisible thread? The stitches are small and almost invisible.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Rachaeldaisy said...

A very special and beautiful quilt. You always pick the best border fabrics!!