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Thursday, October 30, 2014

African fabric quilt top............

My 2 friends came over to sew yesterday and that was the push I needed to make the decisions about the border on this quilt.  I decided a random order of the color sections was the way to go.  I was able to get 4 matching corner blocks out of a large print African fabric.  This is my favorite of all of the quilts I have made from this group of fabrics.  I will try to round up all of the photos and make a collage of my African fabric quilts.
After I finished that top I went back to unpicking loops for the bottom half of the Australian fabric Trip Around the World.  Then last night I sewed the center seam on 12 strips and sewed them together, one long seam from top to bottom.  This quilt should finish around 62" x 78".  I just wanted a large couch size quilt.

I am thinking about teaching this TAW class again locally (Sandwich IL).  If you live anywhere near me and are interested, email me here.  I have a special rate for anyone who has taken the class before and wants to participate.  I am hoping to teach it in November and again in January.

28 comments:

B Hunter said...

I think I like this African Quilt the best too.... but then again... show me another... and I could change my mind!!!

Too bad I won't be back by January... but it is definitely on my list.... Just need to settle on a color... scheme... which is probably the hardest part for ME!!!

Roxanne said...

An international flair to your post today. Of course, love the African quilt and can see why it is your favorite. Those bands of color in the border seem to glow and really connect to the inner blocks.

Jackie Kunkel said...

I am in love with your African Quilt!! It is absolutely fabulous. A wonderful balance of color and texture. LOVE!!

Kris said...

Wish I lived any where close to you as I would take your class. Love how both of these are turning out.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your African fabric top is stunning, vibrant, intriguing, and drop-dead gorgeous!!!!!!!

LOVE it!!!

Christine said...

wow. love that african quilt

Vicki W said...

I adore the African quilt!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love both of these quilts, the border on the African quilt is perfect for it I think

Gene Black said...

The African quilt is very lively and energetic. I Love it.

Your TAW is progressing nicely.

Marilyn said...

Love the African fabric quilt , it is just gorgeous.

Hedy Hahn said...

While I love both of the quilts posted today, the African Quilt is fabulous in it's color scheme. It is absolutely beautiful.

Hedy Hahn said...

While I love both of the quilts posted today, the African Quilt is fabulous in it's color scheme. It is absolutely beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE the Afican quilt! The TAW quilt looks so muted compared to the African one.

LynneP said...

The African fabric quilt absolutely came alive with that wonderful border. It is fabulous.
WOW!
And the TAW just glows.

Kristin said...

Wanda, I love both of these quilts. I didn't know that was how the TAW quilt was made. What a time saver! I love how the patterns and colors of the fabrics flow from one square to the next. And you are so prolific! If I lived in your area, I'd take your class. I don't comment as often as I should, but I really do love all your quilts. You have such a great sense of color.

donaleen said...

The border is just the right thing on your African quilt.

Cathi said...

I love the richness of that African quilt! It is stunning!

JJM said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! ! ! Borders are like the 'frosting on the cake'. Takes my breath away.

JJM

Andi said...

The border on your African quilt really glows. Beautiful work!

em's scrapbag said...

I absolutely adore the African quilt. The borders are perfect.

Muddling Through said...

The African prints quilt is stunning! And your borders are truly perfect, they extend the body of the quilt without a break, at least from my monitor.
As to the TAW, if I were local, I would SO be there for your class.

Gayle Bong said...

Gee,I don't know which one I like more!. Looking forward to the collage of African quilts you made.
I really like seeing them as a group.

Sheila said...

This quilt is AWESOME! But ALL your quilts are my favorite. Wish you were back to North Carolina : )

Tina Craig said...

I love how this African quilt glows! I'll be going to Tanzania in December and can't wait to shop for fabric with my daughter!

Purple Pam said...

This Africana quilt is beautiful. Your Trip Around the World is coming along nicely. It is a big quilt for you, isn't it?

Charlotta said...

The African fabric quilt is perfect. I really love it!

quiltmom said...

Love the African fabrics quilt- terrific design and gorgeous fabrics- you do find some real fabric beauties to turn into brilliant quilts.
Haven't popped by much lately but always enjoy seeing your stunning works of art.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna

Lesley Gilbert said...

I love how you have finished your African quilt with the strip border - truly gorgeous and such a pleasure to look at it all :)