Friday, July 8, 2011

I've been featured!

Back in May - I think it was - a journalist from the one and only local interior/architecture magazine 'La Case' emailed me for a possible interview and 'how to' make a quilt.
First I hesitated, because I had never heard of the magazine. Before I said 'yes' I wanted to see what kind of magazine it is. A book/magazine shop in town didn't have it, but after some hunting I finally got it at a bigger bookshop in Rose Hill.
'La Case' has stunning photos about interior/architecture as well as a few sections about arts & crafts.


After having a look at the previous issue of the magazine, I decided to go for the interview and to show the readers 'how to' make a simple baby quilt. I don't know what the journalist expected, but definite I was not able to make a small and simple baby quilt in 3 hours - as the interview and 'how-to' took! :) I did what was possible for the preparation, which I'm very glad I did! I wasn't able to finish it that day of course, so the photographer had to come back a few days later for the shots.
Here's the finished baby quilt...


... and here's the 'how to' page.


Here's the interview. If you click on the photo, it should be possible to read it - for those of you who know French - or you can go to Google Translate for translation to your language. Don't know if you can just 'copy & paste' the text into the translator, or you have to write it all..... Haven't tried it...



Since the official language is English, I had expected at least part of the magazine to be in English, but it is 100% French.


Since I don't speak French, I don't know how easy it is to follow the tutorial, but I trust the journalist has done an understandable translation.




15 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Astrid:)
I've been MIA in the bloggie world, but had to come out of my current non-blogging state to say congrats!!!:) Your quilting work is beautiful and so happy to see you have a spread in La Case. My, you're a local star now hehe.
Now, where do I get my hands on a copy of the may issue...

Dirt Lover said...

Congratulations! You should be so proud! Is that you in the picture??? I'll try the translation in Google. Thanks for sharing!
~~Lori

zarina said...

I have a few things I need to do to read French but what I can say is that I love your picture in the magazine. You look full of life and love that blue suit/dress.

Trines hobby said...

Så flott reportasje, desverre kan jeg ikke fransk så jeg fikk ikke lest teksten. Gratulerer til deg :)

karenfae said...

Astrid how fun for you to be interviewed and in a magazine!! congrats.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

busymum100 said...

Cool!!
I am so proud of you!!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Wonderful!! Congratulations!

Sølvi's blog said...

Så gøy å komme i bladet. Kan ikke fransk jeg heller, men det var da en flott bildeserie så det går sikkert bra. Mange andre fine bilder også.

Notjustnat said...

Hey Astrid, congratulations! You are famous not only in English but in French too. So is the magazine publish in France? How cool! I love your little baby quilt too. I'm making a baby quilt too for my niece's baby dues next week. Your look great in the photo by the way - Hugx Nat

Michelle said...

How very awesome! I did get a chuckle about the expectation of making a quilt in 3 hours. :-)

Valentina said...

Congratulations on a beautiful article! How exciting , Astrid! I love the quilt, the pictures, and especially the one of you!
thanks for stopping by, :)
V.

Saru Singhal said...

Your work is so beautiful...

Sissel`s syglede said...

Så hærlig da. Tenk å få en så stor repotasje av seg selv i et blad:-) Jeg hadde svevd rundt uten bakke-kontakt i laaaang tid. Ha en strålende torsdag.
Klemz Sissel.

Sally said...

Congrats, Astrid!
So proud of you!
Keep it up.....

PJs Lapperier. said...

Grattis till en fin bildserie i ett läckert magazin!