Blue Toile from Paris by Judith Bailey showcases a museum reproduction fabric purchased at Le Rouvray fabric shop on a textile tour to Paris.
This antique quilt has inspired 'The 1876 Centennial Quilt Project' by a sewing group on Lopez Island. Background information can be found on this blog post. Installment patterns are available from Lopez Island Quilter's Studio (no affiliation).
This Pineapple Quilt with zigzag border, c. 1880, was my favorite - love that green in the border. The backing is a red and brown calico of flowers, fruits, and birds. Sadly, the quilt was displayed at the back of a classroom area so we didn't get a peak.
Fractured Rainbow by Amy Kidd was a blue ribbon winner - very striking. It's constructed with uneven Log Cabin blocks using Kaffe Fassett stripe fabric and a common solid gray.
I'm off to France next week for the Pour l'Amour du Fil show in Nantes! All the ladies from two family generations are joining me at the end of the show for travel. EXCITING!! Sadly, investigation finds that Le Rouvray is permanently closed. Any suggestions for other fabric opportunities in Provence or Paris?