Archive for July 14th, 2009


It is no coincidence I am sharing this quilt with you today. (Bastille Day!)

This is a quilt I made for friends for their 50th wedding anniversary about three years ago. I drew some of the blocks in EQ5 at the time. I have now completed drawing all the blocks in EQ.  The foundation pieced letters at the top of the quilt  are courtesy of Ula Lenz. Unfortunately she is no longer offering them as a free download. Ula has a great site with plenty of free projects for you to download.

As you may have guessed the friends originally came from France, hence the Eiffel Tower, la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, map of France and the shield from their village of Deuil le Barre. They now reside in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia, hence the Three Sisters, Kangaroo, Uluru, Southern Cross. The blocks with the family pictures were based on the Road to Paris block but I had to modify it in the end. I set it all off with a compass block to represent their travels around the globe. They have actually flown on la Concorde too! All the blocks are 12in finished.

I have also added extra family pictures (and a picture of us as well) to the back of the quilt.


Here is a close-up for you to see the actual colours of the fabrics and my quilting. I dyed the blue background fabric myself. I am actually rather impressed with this block as it took me some time to sort out how to actually portray the arc de triomphe.


They were absolutely thrilled with it and I was rather impressed with myself at the conclusion of this rushed project. (It took me about a month to complete and I had to ask for it back later to add more quilting in the sashings.)

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