The background and outside border are cotton batiks while the tower and inside border or black Kona cotton. I used a background that was neutral with pale Fleur-de-Lis motifs and a border that was structural like the Eiffel Tower itself.
I free motion quilted it in swirls which just felt Parisian and wavy lines on the borders. I then added vintage mother of pearl buttons on the corners to give it a little bling that kept with my vintage sepia look. That top picture was taken by an Italian tourist from Trocadero.
I used printable fabric and adjusted my pictures to 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 inches each. I also made them in sepia tone because it made it look old - maybe older than the 25 years we have spent together but, that was the idea anyway.
Here is a close up that shows the quilting, the buttons, the pictures and the inside border. The luster of the buttons really adds to the look of the finished piece.
So thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. My advice to you is that if you ever get the chance to go to Paris - GO! It is a beautiful city - and I am a country girl so that is saying something!