Will has a friend here in Paris who collects antique quilts! Imagine seeing antique quilts from the U.S. In Paris of all places!!
Charles is a collector of beautiful quilts in one of the most spectacular apartments in Paris that I've ever seen. When we were leaving, Will was joking (maybe not) that she should have an apartment like that! We all should be so lucky!!
Actually Charles was a charming host and what a treat to meet him! Thanks to Will for bringing me along!!
Remember that Paris apartments are usually very small-- not this one!!
I loved this one!
His favorite is a log cabin-- you'll see why
I love this album pattern
Log cabin of course
This was in the living room with two large floor to windows overlooking the Seine with a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance! More log cabins
This hexagon top was in the entryway! I loved it!
This was in a bedroom- the blue and red quilt on the wall is one of my favorites
Other wall in bedroom
I have more to show you but it'll have to wait until Wednesday. We fly home tomorrow!
Just so you know where I went:
We passed under tonight after dinner and I still have to pinch myself!!
Because she has a true shortage of space, Will prefers to make tops rather than "quilts"... She doesn't quilt many of her tops. So these pictures are of tops--- and let me tell you, she sure does make a lot! I don't know when she gets the time! Many are hand pieced. All are absolutely perfect-- all her points meet up. My favorite thing in looking at Will's quilts is her fabric choices. She has an amazing ability to put such a variety of fabrics together to create beautiful effects!
This is a Quiltmania project that's been a mystery. I think it's a Di Ford pattern
Here's her newest border with hexies. You can't tell but her vine is a multicolored print that's not even green!
Postage stamp but on point!!
Around the world-- done perfectly without a design wall
The setting triangles are a large scale blue floral. I think she said that it was a Dutch chintz
Tiny tiny pineapples
This medallion is gorgeous! I couldn't get the whole thing in the picture! Too many borders!
What great colors- I wouldn't have thought of using purple as sashing!
A great log cabin setting
I love the simplicity of this!
I'm not finding a picture of her Nearly Insane quilt. I wonder if I was in such awe that I failed to take a picture! Damn!
Hope you enjoyed these!
Will took me to a friend's apartment who is a quilt collector! I've got pictures to post from that amazing experience next!