I’ve been pondering a handwork project to take on my trip this week. I still have my scrappy hexie quilt but it is getting a bit unwieldy to take on a plane. I could piece sections and add them when I get back home but the last time I tried that, I ended up with two identical pieces next to each other. Ugh! Anyway I came across the loveliest project over at Cecile’s blog, Patchwork Inspirations. You can see it here. She told me it came from this wonderful French quilting magazine.
I was so excited to hear that as Mr. Wonderful had recently ordered a subscription for me! I first learned of this magazine when we were living in Chatou, France in the late 90’s. It was quite a treat to walk down the street to the local newspaper shop and purchase a copy, in French, of course! Here is the quilt that Cecile is working on.
This center is my favorite part of this quilt. I love how the hexies frame those lovely large prints. I have only made one tiny quilt with EPP and didn’t love the process but I can see how it would be necessary here. I have been intrigued by Kathy’s EPP bow ties as well. It might be time to try this again.
I have a few pieces of Toile de Jouy that I purchased in France and have been saving. Perhaps this is a perfect place to use some of them.
I’m really not sure where I will end up with this. I highly doubt I will make a quilt just like the one in the magazine. But I love the possibilities this presents. We shall see if I actually enjoy this process. My piece may end up very small!