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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, February 27, 2011

Trapunto Pattern - Reproduction of Museum Quilt

Recently I corresponded with Donna about an antique quilt she had shown which belongs to a local museum.  At first I thought it might even be a boutis, and Donna was kind enough to go and look again and take more pictures.  The quilt is a lovely white  trapunto, and she had the idea of reproducing the pattern to raise money for the museum.  So of course when the pattern was ready, I bought one.  If you are interested, go visit her blog.  The quilt is large, 88 x 88 inches, and the border is quite lovely.  Donna has included her instructions  for the trapunto.  Of course, this could also be made as a boutis, omitting the batting, drawing in channel lines and stitching and stuffing as for the boutis.  The cost is $40 plus $4.95 for priority mailing in the US. (No affiliation, of course !)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Petasson Progress - Part 2

As all the US knows (and probably most other people too !) today is the Superbowl.  My husband even went to an ice hockey game before the Superbowl ....... so I spent some time stitching.  Here is the beginning of the stuffing, just the center and one leaf so far.  Maybe I'll get some more done later.

Petasson Progress

I am making progress on the reproduction of the antique Nimes petasson I found last year.  I had made some small design changes to the original, but the main elements are all still there.  I decided to make the center of the border flowers in the style known as Rosette de Petite Camargue.  I love this little stitch, it adds a delicacy to the piece.  However, it is HARD to cut into the fabric you have spent so many hours stitching, and I really had to take a deep breath before I did it.  There are 4 total rosettes, one on each side of the piece.  The rest of the design is rosemary sprigs, flowers, grapes, leaf swags, and the traditional petasson border.  If I can stuff a decent amount before the end of the day, I will post another picture (might even happen - what else should I do during the Superbowl !!!)