I didn't know that "le tissu Indienne" as it was called started coming into Europe from the Port of Marseille around the 1600’s. It became so popular with the ladies that it threatened the local industries causing the usage of such fabrics to be forbidden in 1696. The black market flourished until the French took it upon themselves to copy its production. This particular fabric came from the Valdrôme Factory
This may have been one of my hardest quilts to design, I ripped and put it back together three times. I love doing the actual work; it’s the designing that’s a killer for me. Luckily I was prodded in the right direction by both an American and French quilter. I was told not to cut the fabric in too small of pieces so that the beautiful patterns themselves would not be lost. Merci! I love it.