Well, August sure flew by in an eye-blink it seems! I felt as if I was racing to keep up with it. We traveled to Maine, and I don't think I showed you any photos of that yet. But I will. We really enjoyed a visit to the Maine Quilts annual show in Augusta. On a previous visit I bought the pattern for this quilt from the designer. A melange (since we’re using French references here) of neutral fabrics went into Glimpse of Paris. It began as the McKenzie Log Jam pattern, which is a modified Log Cabin design. But I have a hard time leaving things alone, so kept adding bits and pieces until it turned into this quirky project. It’s just a glimpse of Paris because one of the fabrics is a theme print with can-can girls, images of the Eiffel Tower, and French words. But you have to look closely to see them.
Here’s a close-up of one of the lovelies kicking up her heels. A scrappy quilter at heart, I like when assorted fabrics come together in a project like this. Only a few of these were part of a coordinated collection of fabrics. The rest were pulled from here and there. Our quilt guild keeps a large tote of 2 1/2” strips for members to use in making donation quilts. While pawing through them, I spotted strips of the light Stonehenge fabric that were just right of the inner border. And just enough of them, too. Can’t recall how I negotiated getting them for this project- I think I traded some others for them. And maybe agree to make a donation quilt. Anyhow, it was a fair bargain.
I love vintage images and think this is one pretty lady. She looks kind of dreamy. And she looks pretty close to a wardrobe malfunction, too. At some point I’m planning to make a vintage image and lace journal. I have one started, but it’s a ways from done yet. All in good time.
Kathy, a quilting friend, has a new longarm business and she came up with the way to quilt this. I like the circles and swirls, and have given her a couple more quilt tops to complete. So it’s September, and here's a new project to show for it. Many others are in the works- as always!