A stuffed white wedding quilt from - Quilts of Provence *
Lovely blue quilt from Quilts of Provence *
My Provencal quilt
Detail. (I added the sunflowers as an afterthought... the black squares were like 'black holes', I like the results!)
Here is a quilt I made while living in Portland, OR. going to art school. I needed an outlet to relieve stress (constant critiques -many a bit cruel- can kill a person!!!). Hand sewing and cutting fabric was the answer. Plus, there is always a pleasure in doing something you 'shouldn't be doing' because you have so many other things you have to do. While in art school, I made 4 queen size quilts without a sewing machine or rotary cutter. Good therapy but for the cost of fabric!
This quilt was inspired by a trip to Provence, when we returned these French patterns were wildly popular. I got most of it from a wonderful shop in Lake Oswego, OR - The Pine Needle and some from the Mill End store.
Last summer, my Mom and I made several quilts together and she helped me find a local machine quilter to quilt my unfinished 'art school quilts'. It was so emotional getting those quilts back, seeing them completed.... kind of like a 'full circle moment'. Mushy, huh? :)
**From the book, Quilts of Provence, the Art and Craft of French Quiltmaking by Kathryn Berenson. (1996, Henry Holt)