Blend the beauty of antique quilts with the simplicity of primitive stitchery and what do you get? The French-farmhouse look! Designer Marie-Claude Picon from the south of France shares how you can combine prints, colors, and textures to capture an old-fashioned, comfy quality in your quilts.
Ten projects range from classic Nine Patch and medallion designs to quilts featuring tiny houses and stunning stars. As you sew along, you'll learn how to get that perfectly aged feel with simple patchwork, fusible applique with flannel and wool, and easy embroidery. Gorgeous display ideas will inspire you to add a little French flair to your home.
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Marie-Claude Picon lives in the south of France on the French Riviera. She has been sewing since she was very young. After taking a trip to Amish Country in Ohio and Pennsylvania and meeting designer Judie Rothermel, Marie-Claude became intrigued with the country style. She enjoys embellishing her quilts with wool applique and embroidery, and she has combined these influences and techniques into her own French-country style.
Marie-Claude writes a downloadable magazine available in French and English under the name of Les Secrets de Marie, and she has an online shop at lessecretsdemarie.com. You can also find her at fairs selling her designs, teaching, and organizing quilt camps in France and Belgium.Contact Marie-Claude Picon
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