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Thanks for visiting ! Please leave me comments, I love to read what you might think about the boutis (which is also known as "Broderie de Marseille"), please share with me what you have seen, what you love, how-tos, good museums to visit, pattern origins, and so on ..... you get the idea !

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer Sunday

We have a beautiful day here in Clearwater, very hot and sunny and I expect we will have the usual thunderstorms later.
I am stitching on my large boutis, so nothing to show yet.  I am on the last two borders, then will follow at least a year stuffing I think.  Large pieces take their time, but in my opinion are totally worth it.
I was able to purchase an antique petasson recently, a very nice quality piece with fine stitching and stuffing.  I bought it because I liked the unusual corner motifs, plus the fact that the workmanship is excellent.  It came from Aix en Provence, made for a little girl,  but I do not have a date.  I would say around 1900.

Lovely unusual corner motif.

Center

Border

Recently we went to a Hibiscus society show here locally.  Just happened to see the notice in the newspaper, that the local show and plant sale was taking place that Sunday.  I persuaded my husband to go with me and he was thrilled at all the very unusual varieties there are, some blooms are as big a as a dinner plate. I had not seen the unusual grey flowering varieties before.   Of course, 3 different plants came home with me, this is the first one to bloom:
 Beautiful, isn't it ?
Off to do a little boutis stitching now, plus handsewing the binding on the quilt shown above underneath the boutis.  Happy Sunday stitching to all !

10 comments:

Karen said...

Heather, she is lovely. What a special purchase.

Nupur said...

Heather,
I love some of examples you have shown... I have made a few quilts but my mother is really the quilter. I have always enjoyed the hand quilting and whole cloth quilts. I am tempted to try my hand at Boutis and was wondering if you can recommend books and describe the tools and materials I would need to try my hand at this artform?
Thanks so much
Nupur
www.thesongofmyneedle.blogspot.com

Lou said...

Superbe ce boutis ancien. J'adore moi aussi les hibiscus j'ai envie de m'en acheter un cette année mais il restera dedans à partir de l'automne sinon ils meurent ici l'hiver dehors. Les fleurs sont tellement magnifiques, tu as du te régaler.
Gros bisous

Marie du Gard said...

coucou Heather, Ce boutis est splendide.
Il ne te reste qu'à reprendre le dessin sur papier pour en faire un nouveau boutis....
Je sais que cela est possible de ta part.
La couleur de cet hibiscus est très belle.
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée.
gros bisous. Marie

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Hallo Heather,
ich bin schon sehr gespannt auf Fotos von Deinem Boutis :-) Ich mag große Projekte an denen ich lange arbeiten kann, denn der Weg ist das Ziel.

Liebe Grüße
Angelika

Donna in SW PA said...

nice example of both quilt and flower!

hiromi said...

Hello Heather,
It is a beautiful antique bouts! It seems to have been well preserved. As you said, the motif at the corner is quite unique. It is great pleasure to see someone's creativity in the past century.
I am looking forward to seeing other two hibiscuses!
Bisous.

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Harry Parker said...

Oh nice cool.....thank you so much for share with us. please check it out BT Help

Liz said...

That is a really beautiful petasson! Where do you find them for sale?