Thursday, May 25, 2006
Four French Quilts
When I put the title in for this posting it made me think of The Twelve Days of Christmas but there were only Three French Hens so I won't burst into song quite yet
We lived in Northern France for six months over the winter and Spring of 2001/2002 - gosh is it really that long ago
We went out there with the intention of staying for three or four years to give the three kids another valuable life skill becoming bilingual in French and English. We also thought it would be great to live in mainland Europe and be able to explore without having to cross the Channel everytime.
However this was not to be as two and a half months after moving the whole family out there lock stock and barrel my husband's emplyers kindly made him redundant.
As we had rented out our house in England we then had a three month wait until the tenants time was up
As you can imagine there was lots of spare time to kill as we waited to come home and the pictures above show you the quilts I made for the kids so they had something new to bring back to their old bedrooms and also a quilt top I'd previously made for my mum but quilted in France (the top picture is hers - she puts her quilt on her bed I obviously hang mine in the garden :o) )
All simple but effective patterns that helped to stop me from going stir crazy while waiting to be repatriated