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Saturday, November 12, 2011

African Collage

Last weekend I spent at a workshop with Pippa Moore.  This is one great woman!  Go check out Pippa's website to read all about her quilting and the work she is doing in Africa - What a great weekend!

I started with a kit that Pippa provided - 3 screen prints , and a whole pile of other African and commercial prints and batiks.

We made a variety of borders:
inset squares
Seminole type squares
wonky mountains
I couldn't just make mountains, they had to be wonky mountains!

flying geese
saw tooth triangles (again a little wonky!)_
Then we worked on adding these borders, strips and strings to the starting blocks.  I found a couple of white print panels that I liked, but they were too stark, so I tea dyed them.  Eventually, I added more colour to one of them - quite like how it has turned out - subtle colour, but more fitting now.
add some colour

I played with my layout, and added a few more bits here and there, and this is where I am now

some beads
Borders on, beads will be added when quilting is done
I've started the quilting tonight - won't be anything too fancy - with all the colours and patterns it is already pretty busy, and the quilting would just get lost.  I've free motion outlined the animals, and stitched in the ditch around the feature blocks.  I think it will be mostly in the ditch stitching, although I may have some fun in the borders!

We shall see!
Happy quilting!


felicity said...

Looks great, Janet!

Joan said...

Looks so interesting :)

Peggy said...

Looks fabulous - great job!

Beth said...

Wow. You are so talented. I love all the elements in this quilt. Great job.

Birdydownunder said...

usay ....what comes next
Isay ...... I am bogsmacked (as usual)
That looks fabulous.

elle said...

You have done a wonderful job on this. This is probably my favourite way to work. You've reminded me of a ufo I have in some shoe box. I'm inspired to dig it out!

Vicki Miller said...

You two have both done a great job with these fabrics

Maggi said...

Love the way that you have collaged everything together.

Renate said...

Oh my yours looks wonderful. Love what you did with the block of printed women. Hmmm, I'll have to hurry up and get mine completed too!

Gina said...

Looks great! I clicked over to see Pippa's site, very interesting, thanks for the link. Have fun finishing off!

Holly said...

I met Pippa at a quilt show last weekend and was impressed with the work she is doing with African women. Thanks for sharing what you've created with the African fabrics!

Monika said...

WOW!!! Love it!!!