As you may recall, last May I requested orphan blocks for our “Community Supper” quilt. Some of you sent more than one block so I could choose which to use. Luann (Luann’s Loose Threads) sent 2 blocks, which I used front and back (here) and she also sent a stack of indigo and chocolate fabrics printed in South Africa. I have been ruminating on these gorgeous fabrics ever since.
This fabric is on the stiff side so my fingers are a bit sore from pulling the chunky thread through. As you can see my stitching is very organic. The pillowcase edging was a bit of a challenge with such a thin piece of wool batting, but it was a good learning experience. It was fun trying a new method.
I found a fun map of regional fabrics from the different countries in Africa.
I was going to call it “Shwe Shwe” because I love the sound of those words, but I thought it more fitting to honor both the style and the fabrics so I’m calling it “East Meets South”. Besides, I have enough fabric left over for one or possibly two more minis, so I’ll save that name for another day.
Randy (Barrister’s Block)
Cathy (Big Lake Quilter)
Barb (Fun with Barb)
Gladi (Gladi’s Quilts)
Shasta (High Road Quilter)
Robin (I Like to Create)
Julie (Julie K Quilts)
Kathy (Kathy’s Quilts)
Katy (Katy Quilts)
Sandy (My Material Creations)
Angie (Quilting on the Crescent)
Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors)
Janet (Rogue Quilts)
Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts)