Throwback Thursday: I Love Paris (2011)

I’m taking a look back at some of the quilts I’ve made over the last 10 years, showing one every Thursday.

Last week I showed you Dianthus, a quilt I made in 2010. This week I’m featuring I Love Paris, made in 2011:

I Love Paris, 58″ x 64″ (2011)

The owner of the quilt shop where I was teaching at the time handed me a Lil’ Twister acrylic ruler by CS Designs and asked me to make something with it. This quilt was the result.

And the name? The heart-shaped design, the Eiffel tower, Paris map and French poodle fabrics . . . what else could I call this quilt but I Love Paris? Even the white background fabric has hearts on it, and there are different heart motifs in the quilting (beautifully done by longarm quilter Melissa Hoffman of Fiddlestitches).

Here’s a closer look at the fabrics and the quilting:

I wish I still had this quilt. A few years ago I sold it (reluctantly) to a family friend who wanted to give it to his girlfriend. He’s now married to someone else. Do you suppose the former girlfriend kept it?

Happily, some of the fabrics used in I Love Paris are still in my stash. I have no desire to make another quilt using the Lil’ Twister ruler but I would love to make another black-red-white quilt featuring the same fabrics.

In keeping with the theme, I made a heart-shaped label:

One of the first tutorials I posted on my blog when I launched it in 2012 was for I Love Paris. Just in case you’re thinking of whipping up your own version in time for Valentine’s Day (a mere five weeks away), you can find the tutorial here.

Thank you for stopping by on Throwback Thursday!




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2 Responses to Throwback Thursday: I Love Paris (2011)

  1. Suzette Shoulders says:

    What a fun way to use fabrics that remind you of Paris! If I had seen your heart-shaped quilt before, I had forgotten it, so I loved seeing it this early morning! I love Paris, too, and wept when Notre Dame burned… and gave money to the Notre Dame Patrimonie fund. It will be many years before it is finally rebuilt enough to worship in, or host tourists, sadly. But today it is enough for me to simply think of Paris and happy times there, by seeing your quilt! In stitches, Suzette

  2. Diane says:

    Oh, yes, I do remember this beauty. Without sounding too judgmental, that lucky owner of I Love Paris better love it and take wonderful care of it because she has a real treasure!

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