Keagan, my first grandchild, came to visit me last month (along with her Mom–our daughter– and family. She’s crazy about Paris and France and all things French, so I collected a few fabrics before she got there and surprised her with them.
L’Amour recoufortand de Paris, quilt #167
Pieced and quilted by Keagan Charon and Elizabeth Eastmond
L’Amour recoufortand de Paris, the title, means Paris’ Comforting Love, because she considered how quilts give comfort and since it had all things Paris in it, she thought it up and had my husband translate it for her.
We got all the pieces cut out, then I had to go and Take Care of Things, and when I came back, this was the design she’d carefully put together on the design wall. We sewed the pieces together–me on my regular machine, and she beside me on the Featherweight– and we put the top together. Her brother Riley helped iron the blocks; it was a team working together.
And then, just like that! it was time to head on home. Here they are Sunday morning, all the kids (Keagan and Riley and Maddy) lined up for a picture before they piled in their van to drive home.