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May 28, 2017

That's it! - Is it?

If you look at four previous blog posts, you can follow my journey of painting and stitching art quilts plein-air.

The fun continued in the airport and during the trip home. Added lots and lots of French Knots and other details. The aim? - To integrate the individual small quilts into...

May 15, 2017

Despite all the attractions of Paris, or maybe because of them, I have been spending part of the day painting and stitching. 

My pleine-air experiments produced a few small art quilts, mainly 12 x 12".  

A few of them seemed to jump on a black-and-white calico that I purchased here.  

What do you think? -...

May 11, 2017

We had talked about a little visit to Versailles, just to find out there's nothing "little " about the chateau or palace. Anyway, I'd like to share a couple of details for textile lovers from the two smaller garden palaces: the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon.

The embroidery or tapestry frame from t...

May 10, 2017

Taking a little boat trip on the Seine showed Paris from a different angle: an opportunity to sketch and stitch.

What caught my attention was how the color of the water changes under each bridge.

Happy quilting en pleine air 💙

May 7, 2017

Because we were planning to stay 4 weeks in Paris, I came prepared. (I wonder what you envision, reading the first sentence?). 

Well, for me it meant bringing plain cotton, acrylic paints, and some quilt sandwiches, a bit like a pleine air painter preparing panels ready for an excursion.

My aim: to take...

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