Block Eight: Paris, France
What world travel spree would be complete without the City of Love, Paris, France? This month Pat relives her youth in Europe and the times she visited the city of lights with a wonderful block. So stroll along with us as we add this next-to-last piece to the great puzzle, and be sure to share your blocks in the Flickr group! But first, feel free to download the pattern and if you missed it, the materials list:
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Pat Sloan on Block Eight
You knew this was coming didn't you? Paris France, what woman wouldn't put Paris on her travel agenda? I have been to Paris twice, both times I was a teenage girl living in Belgium. Both times I took the train into the city. The first time was very magical. I went with three other girls and we had a hotel for two nights. We walked the city, I bought a scarf that I still have somewhere. We bought skirts in a back alley kind of place so that we could say 'oh yes.. I bought this skirt in Paris'!
We didn't have much money, so food was pretty basic, but I do believe my love of French Onion soups started on this trip as that was one thing we could afford when we sat down in a restaurant.
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Inspiration from the City of Love, Paris, France
Going back to Paris as an adult is high on my list. I want to see the city with a different eye. I'd also like to be there for a week or so .. to really absorb the atmosphere and take my time. Until that happens, I have decided to collect Paris themed fabric, but it HAS to have the Eiffel tower on it.
Please pop over to my blog to see what I'm up to.. I share a bit more there about Paris!
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Above are the two blocks, the blue and white is with Clothworks fabric Everything Blue. The Red and Grey is my Bobbins and Bits from from Moda.
Pat's Video for Block Eight: Paris
More from Pat on Block Eight
I highly recommend that with dark/light quilts you prewash your fabric. I don't want any tears later when you wash that quilt and it runs blue onto white ..eep! The step of prewashing can be done quickly and then you are ready to rock and roll.
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A good friend of Pat's, Debby Brown of Quilty Pleasures
, has put together an excellent tutorial on Block One: Washington DC. If you have not yet begun work on blocks, be sure to take a look. Debby recorded videos of every step of the process. Click her block image to take a look! Also keep an eye out for even more on Globetrotting from this wonderful quilter. Thanks, Debby!
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