Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shooflies from France

A couple weeks ago Bea started a Contemporary Jane quilt and mentioned on her blog that she needed more Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I have a few and I told her I'd share with her. She asked me what I wanted in return and I said a few shoofly blocks. I fell in love with this block while making the quilt for Japan and thought it would be fun to include in my sampler quilt. Look what she sent me! Such delights! They are 3 1/2" and such perfect piecing! I said a few and she sent me 15! And she says there is another envelope coming. What a sweetie!  She also sent some beautiful Sophie Campbell fabric. In her note, Bea introduced me to  Sophie Campbell, an american quilter and pioneer for french quilting. She taught quilting in France, wrote a book and designed fabric. You can read more about quilting in France here. I googled Sophie Campbell and didn't find much, but check out this sampler quilt on the home page of France Patchwork.

What a treat! Thank you so much Bea!

Hope you all have a wonderful mother's day, whether it is celebrating as a mother, with your mother or commemorating your mother, I hope it is a special one.


  1. Those shoofly blocks are sweet!

    Hope you have a great Mother's Day, too!

  2. How pretty and perfect!! I'm sure you can use them not only for your sampler quilt, but also for another small quilt ;)

  3. I am always amazed at the generosity of quilters, especially blogging quilters! Happy Mother's Day, Maureen!


  4. What treasures! Love the small size - very special.

  5. What lovely little blocks. They look perfect.
    I haven't heard of Sophie Campbell either.
    That's one of the fun parts of blogging, the swaps and the sharing.
    I spent Mother's Day surrounded by family. Hope yours was a good one.