Thursday, February 9, 2012

P.S. to Vincent's Chair: The Quilt's Back

I forgot to say anything in my last post about the back of my Vincent’s Chair quilt.  I deliberately used a fabric that might seem rather discordant, but as a matter of fact, it has a connection to the front.  Provence is famous for its fabrics.  I associate blue and yellow prints with this part of France.  In fact, while in Arles, my sister-in-law and I did a bit of shopping, and I bought some blue and yello Proven├žal fabric which I am saving for some special project.  I also bought two table cloths and a set of napkins.

So it was fun for me to look through my stash of blue and yellow prints to find one to put on the back of this Proven├žal quilt of Vincent’s Chair!  This piece was not bought in Provence, but it fits right in.

The back looks a bit odd, with the varying colors of the binding, but of course, they were chosen (as explained in the former post) from the fabrics that lay along the borders of the quilt.