Friday, April 2, 2010

African fabrics Part 1

I first started buying African fabrics at St. Theresa's Textile Trove in Cincinnati, Ohio when I was in Cincy to see my brother who was touring with Jimmy Buffet on the Tuesday, Thrusday, Saturday Tour. I can't remember the year - maybe 1999? Well, anyway the wardrobe lady for JB told my brother I needed to go to STTT so I did. I was blown away! Years later I finally decided to make a quilt with the fabric and this is the piece I made. I used black Kona in the borders. It is heavily quilted - about 1/4" or less apart over the entire piece. It is between a full and queen size.

Here is the braided boarder. Each border on this quilt is different.

Here are the wax fabrics I bought. I was so happy to pick up the black background piece with the white images. I love to use this for my binding and I had run out. There was one flat fold of this and it was the first piece I snatched up. It was a 12 yard piece. I guess I will have enough for binding for awhile! I have so much of the fabric in the first two pictures - between 8 - 10 yards of each - I would be willing to sell some if anyone is interested. I think I went a bit overboard in my buying.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Hi Patty, Thank you for visiting my blog and pointing me in your direction! I have had fun perusing your posts and am now a follower. I love, love your African collection of fabrics. Beautiful! You and Wanda have inspired me to do a post on my African Fabrics. And I noticed that you are one of my customers!! Thank you!! I hope you have enjoyed the Essex!