dimanche 29 septembre 2013

La Tour Eiffel for the Big City Girl QAL

Today is my day in the {Big} City Girl QAL! I'm so glad you are here!
Aujourd'hui, c'est mon tour de publier un block de patchwork pour le {Big} City Girl QAL!
Welcome to my blog. There is some quilting here, plus some sewing, and other DIY made by my husband and I. We usually write in French on the blog, but there is a link on the right to translate to your language!
Bienvenue sur mon blog. Vous trouverez des articles sur le patchwork, sur la couture, et sur d'autres sortes de bricolage, faits par mon mari et moi-même.

When Aylin asked me if I wanted to be part of this Quilt-A-Long, I did not hesitate a second. I knew I wanted to be part of it. It was easy to find the city I wanted to represent, or the monument. I am French, and when you think France, you think Paris. And when you think Paris, you think Eiffel Tower.
Quand Aylin m'a demandé de faire partie du {Big} City Girl QAL, je n'ai pas hésité une seconde. Je savais que je voulais en être. Et ce fut très facile aussi de choisir la ville que je voulais représenter, ainsi que le monument. Je suis française, et quand on pense à la France, on pense tout de suite à Paris. Et Paris, c'est la Tour Eiffel!
This tower is the symbol of Paris, and I had a big choice of great pictures to find my inspiration.
Cette tour est le symbole de Paris, et j'ai trouvé plein de photos inspirantes sur le net.


It was built in 1889, designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World fair. It was supposed to be destroyed soon after, but it is now one of the most visited monuments in the world. It has been the highest tower in the world for 41 years!
Elle a été bâtie en 1889 par Gustave Eiffel pour l'Exposition Universelle de Paris. Elle devait être démolie par la suite, mais au fil du temps, elle est devenue un des monuments les + visités au monde. Elle a également été la + haute tour du monde pendant 41 ans!

But enough small talk, here is my block:
Mais assez discuté, voici mon block:

I made a paper pieced pattern, but it is an ‘easy’ block. And only the lowest stage really needs to be paper pieced.
I chose to make a 6"X12" block, and I used aqua & red for my fabrics, because the French flag is Bleu-Blanc-Rouge.
You can download the pattern here.
C'est un block réalisé en piécé sur papier, mais  il est facile à réaliser. Et puis, il n'y a que l'étage du bas qui a vraiment besoin d'être piécé sur papier.
Il fait 6 pouces par 12, et je l'ai fait en Bleu-Blanc-Rouge pour lui donner un petit côté décalé, mais en même temps un peu patriotique.
Vous pouvez télécharger le patron en cliquant ici.

Unfortunately, I did not find time to make all I wanted… We just moved in an old house in the South-West of Francewith many many things to changed there, and we are making everything by ourselves, so I find it tricky to find time and energy for crafting activities… But I have imagined a whole Tour Eiffel quilt, with many different colours, à la Andy Warhol! Wouldn’t it look great?

Malheureusement, je n'ai pas eu le temps de réaliser tout ce que j'avais prévu autour de ce block... Nous avons déménagé cet été dans une vieille maison, et nous faisons beaucoup de travaux nous-même, alors j'ai du mal à trouver du temps et de l'énergie pour les loisirs créatifs... J'avais imaginé tout un quilt de Tour Eiffel de toutes le couleurs, un peu à la Andy Warhol! Je pense que ça rendrait bien, un peu come sur ce montage photo.

Anyways, what makes me happy is to imagine YOUR Tour Eiffel block. I can’t wait!!!
Please add your creations to our Flickr group. It will make my day.
Je me console en imaginant tous VOS blocks de Tour Eiffel. J'ai hâte de les voir!
Vous pourrez les ajouter à notre groupe Flickr, cela me rendrait vraiment heureuse.


Here are all the links for the  the other blocks and pattern made by the talented ladies all over the world for the {Big} City Girl QAL:
Voici tous les liens vers les autres blocks créés à l'occasion du {Big} City Girl QAL:

01.09. Aylin - Nilya2011 from Germany with Berlin and Istanbul (me) http://aylin-nilya.blogspot.de/2013/09/{Big} City GirlQAL - Week 1 Berlin meets Istanbul.html
08.09. Alyce - SewBlossomHeart from Japan with Tokyo http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
15.09. Julianna - Sewing under Rainbow from Poland with Warsaw http://jednoiglec.blogspot.co.uk/
22.09. Sil - silort from Brazil with Brasilia http://www.flickr.com/people/silort/
29.09. Sylvie - -Vivie- from France with Paris http://lafamillecreative.blogspot.co.uk/
06.10. Marit - Sy-elsk-lev from Norway with Aalesund http://www.sy-elsk-lev.blogspot.co.uk/
13.10. Amy- During Quiet Time from USA with Boston http://www.amyduringquiettime.com/
20.10. Jane - Quiltjane from Australia with Sydney http://quiltjane.blogspot.de/
27.10. Lotje - Lotje M from The Netherlands with Delft http://slootjesschilder.blogspot.co.uk/
03.11. Annabella - liferichpattern from Morocco with Marrakech http://kechquilts.blogspot.co.uk/
10.11. Rachel - wooden spoon from New Zealand with Wellington http://www.flickr.com/photos/wooden_spoon/
17.11. Felicity - felicity.quilts from Canada with Vancouver http://www.felicityquilts.com/
24.11. Karen - blueberry4park from UK with London http://blueberry-park.blogspot.com/

And you will find all the informations you may want about the {Big} City Girl QAL on Aylin and Amy's blogs. There is even a Linky Party, and fabric to win thanks to some great sponsors!

Et vous trouverez toutes les infos sur le {Big} City Girl QAL sur les blogs d'Aylin et de Amy. Il y a même un concours sponsorisé!

8 commentaires:

  1. Gorgeous Block, Sylvie! Love your Design...

  2. Hi! Your block is fantastic and all the photos of Tour Eiffel just amazing! I shall sew this absolutely and I would love to make somtehing for my sister who studing in Esmond. We are from Finland and now she's living in England and I'm in Greece. We went to meet her in Paris with my hb by car. I think this would be lovely memory for her. Thank you for the pattern. x Teje

  3. Bonjours Sylvie! Your block is lovely! Happy Quilting!

  4. i love this Sylvie and your background fabric has long since been a fave ;-)

  5. Great pattern Sylvie. I just finished making the block. We lived in Paris for about a year when I was 5 and my brother was 12.
    I loved the helium balloons sold by vendors out on the streets on Sundays. My brother like to hunt for hardware that had fallen out of the Eiffel tower. He had quite a collection! You see my happy memories in my block!

  6. Hi Judy,
    I am happy that you like my block pattern. Your memories are very touching, and I love what you did with your block.

  7. One of my blog readers was asking what your background fabric is and where she can find it. Do you know?

    1. Hi Amy,
      it was a fabric from Timeless Treasures I bought a couple years ago. I don't know the exact name , but you can find it easily on Google if you write 'timeless treasure paris fabric'.


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