Quilt Event- part3

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)October 22, 2008

White is seldom used much in these quilts. The preference is for vibrant colour! Quilting fabric is hard to come by. One shop in Nairobi sells Indian sari fabric. But cotton material is not easy to come by. These days some is imported from West Africa. Also, the remnants of Goodwill clothing is shipped from North America to African markets where it is sold. What is not bought for clothing is sometimes purchased by the quilters.

In these quilts you see some white featured:

I loved this one. The detail around the beaded eyes and legs was amazing!

This chameleon was a beauty too.

Another favorite of mine here..again already sold.

Detail. The quilting is in lizard form as well.

More detail:

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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Oh my ! More beauties! I am at a loss to pick a favorite here. Since I am not a quilting expert, by any sense of the word, I just go by the colors and design. I like the 'busy; one in the middle, above the lizard one that you featured in closeups.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 11:04AM
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Have they combined painting or dyeing to obtain the mottled colors as in the last one?

I love the first one, very stylized and it has the same "feel" as the traditional quilt patterns that are comfortingly familiar to me. It interests me to see what sort of material an artist chooses to depict and how they decide to represent it.

And it's great fun to "make" things, too. I make things every day and looking at something like quilts appeals to me on a technical level, too. What a fun perusal!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2008 at 10:17AM
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