Sunday, 1 May 2016

African quilt finished!


My African quilt is finished! The pattern is from a book by Kathy Doughty called "Making quilts...The promise of joy"   

Here I unfolded the quilt in front of the Cruquius museum ( with the biggest steam engine in the world, used for emptying the Haarlemmermeer lake around1852)

Like this butterfly in the grass near my feet,who is just unfolding his wings I think, he couldn't fly yet. The crinkles are still visible.

All African fabrics are bought at the Tambani stand in Rijswijk quiltshow ( Dutch blog: here ) They sell embroidered panels but at that stand, African fabrics too!

I combined the African fabrics with lots of different fabrics of my closet, like the thrift shop shirts I bought in the USA....

 Shirtings...new modern fabrics....reproduction fabrics....

 linen fabrics, old and new.
 
 The back is a combination from leftover fabrics and a big piece with checks my aunt gave me long time ago.


The quilting is done by my on my Pfaff Expression 4.0 . I used a thick thread( which I had for years but there is n name on it) at the top and Invisafil thread from Wonderfil in the bobbin.

Some African fabrics are really bright, like the yellow and orange butterflies.The patterns so different from the ones we are used to.  All of them were reversible, almost no difference between back and front of the fabrics.


The  best way to see the pattern is from a distance. It is perhaps not a beautiful quilt but just  practical and a fun quilt. It has already been washed and dried, feels good and smells nice!!!

Have a good week, finally Spring has come to our region I hope!

Groetjes

Annemieke





























14 comments:

Tilly said...

Wat is deze mooi geworden,complimenten. Vind de kleuren erg goed bij elkaar passen.

Wilma said...

Weer zo'n mooie! Je bent goed bezig zeg.

Wilma said...

Weer zo'n mooie! Je bent goed bezig zeg.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a really fun quilt! I love your setting too.

Nifty Quilts said...

It's wonderful! This pattern is perfect for African fabrics. I love the mix of those with shirts and grays. It looks like a quilt you'll want to curl up in everyday. Bravo!!

Quiltlia said...

Ik heb hem ook gemaakt maar hij ligt nog op de stapel om doorgequilt te worden.Heel mooi vind ik hem en ook de achterkant. Groetjes Lia.

Jane in Wales said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love the way you used all those different types of fabrics! Really beautiful!

apiecefullife said...

Great modern quilt front and back.

Marga (MarPie) said...

Het is een super quilt geworden, heerlijk om eronder te kruipen.

Groetjes,
Marga♥

Kyle said...

HI Just found your blog and love the African quilt you just finished. Your combination of colors and fabrics is wonderful and fun. I look forward to see more of your work.

Elvira said...

Muy colorida y super original
Besos

Quiltdivajulie said...

I found your blog through a link at Lee Ann's blog (Nifty Quilts). Your quilt is spectacular and what glorious "reveal" finish photos! I'll be back to visit again soon.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a great finish, I love your 'African' version of this quilt!

Boyle Ayers said...

Wow, nice design of fabrics !!! I am so much happy after seeing these because I am a lover of African laces. Recently I bought an African lace wrapper and blouse set from Drem Fabrics, which provides the finest and latest collection of African lace fabrics at an affordable price. Thanks a lot!!!