Here are some more pictures, taken in the grounds of our friends' beautiful home, and of course with the gorgeous Gatsby as model.
If you don't mind, I shall pepper the pictures with my answers to some of the questions I received yesterday.....
How come I don't usually find quilts like these in Normandy? Well, this is a speciality from Provence in the south of France, where they are called 'boutis'.
How old are the quilts? I believe that the quilts I found this weekend are between 90 and 130 years old.
Are they handmade? Yes , entirely handsewn and handquilted, the filling is wool.
Are they in perfect condition? - they differ quite a lot. The red with gold flowers is very worn with some patches and holes; the paler quilt with small red roses and mustard backing is in very good condition, it has a couple of small stains which I shall deal with once home; and the red quilt with striped backing I found today is in remarkable condition.
Are they large? - they are all a good size to cover a double bed
Will they all be available to buy? - Possibly, I'm still deciding which, if any, to keep for myself
Is Gatsby really as cute as he looks in the photos? - No!! In real life he is WAY CUTER, practically perfect actually; Gibson and Ghetto should start feeling worried!
Thank you for reading me, à demain mes amis!