Tuesday, May 18, 2010
African Fabric and Doodling with Inks
I recently attended the Common Threads quilt show in Ottawa and saw some lovely quilts. I also purchased this great Ghanian and Tanzanian fabric from KallistiQuilts. Years ago, I began a piece featuring three 'traditionally-built' African women dancing joyfully. But I never finished it because it had several structural problems - due to bad planning. At the time I used solids for their clothing. I'd like to start over using this fabric and see where it takes me.
Secondly, I started doodling with Tsukeniko Inks when I was at my friend's place for a quilting day. It became a garden which I finished at home. I have some ideas for using this fabric in a piece which I am keeping under wraps for now. A clue - the original shape of my garden looked like a volkswagen beetle and my friend called it 'flower power'. We'll see if anything comes of this.