Thursday, November 8, 2012

La Vie en Rose

This little quilt is done -

Well, not quite - there's no label on it 

and the hanging sleeve is not ready.

I quilted the center Lady of the Lake with a Wild Rose triangle continuous line motif by Anne Bright, echoed around the outside to set it off on the piecing. I finally settled on a peach thread, picking up on a color that appears in that print I used in the pointy triangles.
The border alternates three red fabrics and two blue rose prints. I didn't do any elaborate quilting with them.

My self-imposed rule for these June Bride Challenges is to use only fabrics I already have and I stuck to it.  Except for the binding and narrow spacing strip where I used a batik with heart motifs, the other fabrics for this Bridesmaid Basket turned Lady of the Lake are rose prints.  The very romantic La Vie en Rose is the song that came to me when I contemplated naming it.  Here's a Youtube video of Edith Piaf singing it live.  You can find other versions, including some of her singing in English or with English subtitles, but I love this one for the way she gets the audience to join her at the very end.  And I can understand the lyrics even though I don't practice my French very often.


Sherrye said...

I really like that fabric on the back! The video was most enjoyable!!
La Vie en Rose.....Life in Red?

Dorry said...

There is a lot of dimension in this piece. I greatly look forward to seeing it for real.Very nice.