We are in France for a short trip and I couldn't pass up the chance to meet up with my dear friend, Will. We met at the metro near her home and proceeded there to have a lovely lunch and some serious quilt envy.
This woman does the most amazing quilts and this year, I was speechless, which is unheard of for me!!
First a view:
Isn't that just gorgeous?? We were on our way to visit a friend of hers who had his annual quilt show/sale in his spectacular apartment on the Seine. But that is for another post.
This is about Will!!
This is a version of snail's trail by Edyta Sitar. There's no way I could even find her rows let alone imagine doing all those set-in seams!
Not paper pieced!!
She saw this quilt and decided to copy it. Can you see how she fussy cut the hexies?
She saw this quilt in a book of English quilts and is still working on the borders. Just beautiful. But the best is this mystery from Quiltmania which is mostly done, except for the quilting, which she is in a rush to finish so she can loan it to Quiltmania for their show in April.
Will uses every little scrap she finds in every resource: fabric, clothing, table wear. I brought her some scraps last year and she showed me where she'd used a tiny 1" fussy cut group of cherries in one hexie center! I love looking at her work.
Tomorrow I'll show you some quilts from the exhibit/sale we attended.
Thank you for sharing these pictures Randy ! I'm glad you spent a lovely afternoon with your dear friend !!ReplyDelete
She is so talented!!ReplyDelete
WOW! Love the fabrics she fussy-cut for her appliqued flowers!ReplyDelete
So happy you had time to spend with your friend. The picture of the two of you was delightful ... a "keeper". The picture of the Seine was gorgeous!! I am at a loss for words over her quilts and her skill as a quilter. Absolutely "gobsmacked"!! Thank you SO much for sharing ... it's almost like being there with you (but not quite .... LOL). BTW ... received my star blocks and LOVE them. Thank you for hosting the exchange ... excited to make some more of them and incorporate into a quilt. Travel safe! LindaReplyDelete
That mystery quilt is amazing!!! Everydetail is so perfect and I just love the colors!! I wish I had the patience and skill to make something like that! Have fun! cheers!ReplyDelete
Just amazing quilt! She must keep very busy. What talent!ReplyDelete
Oh what fabulous quilts. Your friend Will is very talented, and patient I think.ReplyDelete