Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sajou Part 1

 I almost feel like my little Sajou quilt should be cheddar and blue! Maybe next one! First things first,  Sajou is pronounce se-czhew. (I don't have a clue how to write the pronunciation!) But I used Google translate and you can too.
Radka sent me some great info on this lovely shop. Thanks Radka! From their website:  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.

This sewalong will be a bit simpler than the ones I've done in the past. For me its all about the fabric. I'm using the lovely French General line. Many of her different lines can be used together so mine are not from one specific line of hers.

First, find a lovely or fun fabric for the center. You could even start with a little pieced block. 
It needs to be unfinished 4 1/2".
Then we will be surrounding it with 2 rows of 1 1/2" squares. The little vintage quilt does alternate dark and light. I attempted it a bit but also used mediums in the mix, so mine is subtle. I didn't strip piece because I wanted to use a variety of fabrics.
When you get this sewn it should measure  8 1/2". 

Put your block on the wall and admire it!


  1. A lovely beginning. Thank you. Penny

  2. So cute--i am going to try this to dig for a favorite fabric piece...hugs, julierose

  3. Oh, I leave in a week and there is so much to do. Hopefully I can squeeze this in when I should be sleeping. LOL

  4. I can do this one between my stitches of the Wedding quilt and Challenge projects I'm making. Thanks. I think I have the perfect piece to fussy-cut.

  5. I have a whole bunch of small pieces of French General that I could not toss, so it was meant to be. I will try to keep up. Thanks for the fun project.

  6. Thank you, Lori! I love your block and fabrics!

  7. Thank you, Lori. I don't have French General except for large pieces set aside for a project. Went stash diving and found a bag of just the right scraps to go with my center. Blessings,

  8. Lori, can you tell us what size this quilt will finish? I have a one yard piece that I want to use on the back but I want to use it on the front also. I want to be sure I keep enough yardage in one piece to use on the back.

  9. This is beautiful and tiny... right up my ally! Can anyone join in?

  10. I think I’ll make my in blue, I didn’t have any French General fabrics, that I love but it’s almost impossible to find.
    Anyway, I’m in 👍🏼

  11. Thank you Lori, this is so cute. I put off starting as I couldn’t decide what Fabric to use but this morning I found an “old” French General charm pack Rural Jardin which I will start with and see how far it goes. It will be perfect for part one.

  12. Love the pattern, but is it to hard to make a PDQ so we can copy and keep pattern. Just a suggestion. Thanks


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