I realise it's been a bit quiet on my front - this is only my second post - but I've been busy in the background getting things ready for my Jubilee Project.
In fact, I've had to make some huge sacrifices for this Project
:: I've HAD to travel to the other side of the world
:: I've HAD to walk down cobblestoned streets to get to a quilt shop.......or two
:: I've HAD to wait patiently in a very cute quilt shop waiting to be served
:: I've HAD to contend with a foreign language, and foreign currency
:: I've HAD to buy fabric........
and all in PARIS!!! Yes, that's Paris, France. Which, let me tell you, is a long way from Melbourne, Australia! It's all been such a hardship (imagine me with back of hand on brow and sighing deeply!!!).
One of the Must Do's in Paris was to visit two patchwork shops - with the objective of buying fabric which I can use in my Jubilee Project. So what did I buy? Here 'tis.....
From Le Rouvray which was not far from our hotel and is the sweetest shop, down a cobbled street, not far from the Notre Dame, and manned by the lovely Brigit, a selection from the range designed by the shop's owner, Diane::
From Ines Patchwork which was over in Montmartre. This piece was sitting in a quilting hoop just inside the door and looked so French I had to have some
and these were just 'cos
but either of these I think will be used for a background, now if I can only decide which one...??
I had a delightful time at both shops (and B was so patient!); the staff were lovely, we overcame the language barriers and I walked away from both a very happy girl!
So the idea for my Jubilee Project is well and truly entrenched in my brain - not quite on paper yet, because if I start down that path my Mrs Billings quilt will never be finished!
Hopefully it won't be too much longer before I start. In the meantime I am really enjoying reading all about your projects. It's so inspiring - keep going!!