The images have been chosen, printed onto fabric, and appliqued to the background with nice frames around each one.
It was hard to choose, but each photo represents the most meaningful memories of our trip to France...
Here is the overall view so far:
I needed to add some detail to the horse, as it was too dark to show up. I used a white pen that I bought at Sennelier, the oldest pigment shop in Paris, and where all the Impressionists bought their colors!
The pen makes me think of going there....which is why I am using it in this project, of course!
The photo at the top of the quilt, of Notre Dame at night, was taken by Jerry Everard, Sharon Boggon's partner. They were in Paris the same time we were, and one of my delights was getting to see them there.
Their blog, Tones and Tints, has fabulous photos and posts about their travels.
The trims around the three center images were purchased in Montmartre.
Mary and I were so entranced by the Luxembourg Gardens....there were so many lovely flower borders, blooming so beautifully even in late September. A close up that Mary took represents how much we loved all the flowers in France.
Next I will be adding captions to the pictures, and then....bien sur.....some twining flowers to make another frame "layer" if you will, connecting all the images.....saving the most fun for last!