Friday, September 28, 2018

Sajou Quiltalong

I put a little teaser on the Humble Quilts facebook group and everyone got so excited, so here we go!

I'm using a variety of French General fabrics and the name of the quilt is from the cutest shop we visited in Paris.

  Actually I think Sajou is the owners name, but for now it is the title of our little quilt. 
I was here with my daughter (taking the photo) and two friends! One is Cecile!

I mentioned awhile before we will be doing a medallion- it's a small one and isn't like most of the little quiltalongs I've done. But that is what is fun with a little quilt- small commitment!! 
Time to dig into your stash.

This is my center and I drew colors for the rest of the quilt from this. 

Any of these would make a fun center. 

These are the bits and pieces I used for mine. The stripe really adds pizzazz so find something similar if you can.

Here are my other pieces of mediums and a wee bit of dark. You don't need much.

Here are the lights I used.

My quilt is only 18" square. You may opt to keep adding borders to make it a wee bit larger though.
And here is my Instagram for this week!

Have an excellent weekend! 


24 comments:

  1. You’re such a tease. Looking forward to this years design.

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  2. Cooler weather, pumpkins, and a Humble Quilts quiltalong - must be fall!

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  3. Love your fabrics! Looking forward to the quiltalong.

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  4. I think it is nice that you make small quilts to remember places you have been or to commorate time together with friends. Quite a change for you to use the French General fabrics. I am using a lot of French General in my current applique project. A challenge but an interesting stretch for me.

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  5. I’m not sure I have any French General but there are plenty of other choices from the scrap bins and stash!!!

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  6. Oh boy, this looks interesting. I just may have to participate this time. Fun!

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  7. Not much French General in my stash. I might have use my vintage 30's stash.
    Waiting patiently, I have plenty of other projects that I can finish.

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  8. Woo hoo ! Let's go for another one !
    Thank you Lori :))

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  9. This sounds like fun! And did you know the dictionary defines sajou as 'large monkey' or 'South American monkey.' That shop in Paris looks fascinating, I hope you'll show us more photos as we progress through this quiltalong.

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  10. I absolutely LOVED that little shop when I was lucky enough to visit. It is brimming with goodness! Looking forward to the sew along. I am thinking I might use black, grey and white. But that could change...LOL

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  11. what a great shop and isn't Cecile the sweetest!?

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  12. This looks like fun! I've been cleaning up my sewing space and found quite a few pieces of French General. So I'm ready to go!

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  13. Hmm, can't decide if I should go with French General, or a collection of red/brown prints I have been saving for a small quilt. I'll have to see if I have the right shades and prints in that basket to meet these requirements.

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  14. I have a little French General and a layer cake, but I've never sewn with it before. Love the colors though. I may just try this since it's small. That shop looks wonderful!

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  15. Oh, I'm excited too, but I'm not on FB any more. I have a good stash of French General fabrics and a good many scraps from the Ville Fleurie line. (I've made several quilts and runners from that line---simply adore it). Love your fabric choices...I am waiting with bated breath!

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  16. I love French General, in fact I purchased the anniversary kit, haven't started it yet, but I had to have it... I would like to join the quilt-a-long too, please send us info...:-)
    thank you...

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    1. Everything will be right here on the blog.

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  17. You know I am in! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

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  18. I'm hooked!! Looking forward to another fun small quilt experience - with a medallion no less!

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  19. What an enchanting shop! I love French General fabrics and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to resist your quilt along :0)

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  20. Ohhh, preciosas telas. Ya ha llegado el otoño y tu qal. Deseando ver el diseño.

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  21. French General is a favorite of mine! Just told hubby that we have a quilt shop to visit when we are in Paris!

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  22. Lucky you to be visit https://sajou.fr/en/ . Quote: Established around 1842, Maison Sajou has an interesting history, exchanging ownership through familial generations and experiencing many relocations throughout Paris. It all started in the small workshop of Jacques-Simon Sajou on the Île-de-la-Cité – the heart and geographical center of Paris. From there, it moved around the 3rd arrondissement a handful of times, then saw the end of its lineage in 1954, in the 8th arrondissement. You can read it here: https://w/ww.parisperfect.com/blog/2015/10/maison-sajou

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