The wonderful sunshine and warmth of the weekend prompted me to photograph my 'Provencal Summer' quilt, the one I made last summer but which didn't look quite the same in the rain and grey weather of what was very much not a Provencal summer. It was inspired by the columns quilt in Kaffe Fassett's V&A Quilts and is filled wtih the reds and yellows you find in typical Provencal fabrics, but on a very different scale.
There is a column of bathing beauties by Alexander Henry and one of Philip Jacob's 'Tall Hollyhocks', plus lots and lots of flowers that would thrive in the sun. The back is a more authentic Provencal-style design with small motifs on the ochre-yellow I associate with places like Arles and Nimes.
And I am very glad that I have at last seen the quilt in appropriate weather conditions.