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African Inspiration Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 8
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 4

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African Challenge African Challenge
By: Trudi, United Kingdom

A challenge set by a member of my local quilting group. She had spent many years living in Uganda and had quite a collection of fabrics of the region. We were all challenged to take a selection of the fabrics and make a quilt with them. Background, borders and bindings were additional fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 64"

African Ladies African Ladies
By: Mary Winegar, Illinois, USA

One of my bee members had a supply of African fabric. We were all challenged to create a quilt using it. I am making African Ladies. Currently quilting it. I will add additional “personality” to the ladies after the quilting is complete.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 63"

Drums of Africa for Jenny and Patrick Drums of Africa for Jenny and Patrick
By: Pat Ferguson, Utah, USA

I started with another quilt for a wedding gift and it just didn’t seem like the bride and groom. I accessed their desires for gifts on a website and noticed that they wanted an African inspired Bedspread–hence the themed heartstring quilt with a controlled colorway.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"

Jubilation Jubilation
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

Designed for the 2008 “Celebration of African Women”-self designed crossstitch center of 3 women in tribal dress is quilted in silk/metalics/beaded. Border is 9-patch re-cut to desired look and quilted with silk/metalic and beaded. Thin sash and binding fussy cut from speciality fabric.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 32"

Klimpt Braid Quilt Klimpt Braid Quilt
By: Sherry McDonald, California, USA

My daughter wanted a quilt that would go with her african style decorating so I chose some Klimpt fabrics because of their rich dark earthy colors and blended them with other fabrics to get the look she wanted.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 85"

Let it rain Let it rain
By: Lil Lutgen, Luxembourg

a class project, in the beginning nothing was planned, there was a square of randomly fused scraps, also african prints and then I let the fabrics talk to me and lead me into this village
here I used also for the first time paintsticks, quite fun

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 22"

Métissage Métissage
By: Malice, Switzerland

J’ai toujours beaucoup aimé les tissus africains. J’ai allié des élément naturels à ces tissus

I always liked African fabrics. I combined elements of these natural fabrics

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 48"

Town House with a Country view Town House with a Country view
By: Carole, British Columbia, Canada

A UFO quilt top, dissected and reworked. I used Africa Inspired fabric in panel fashion. Yes, I did cut out, I made holes made holes in the actual already quilted top,putting the fabric behind and finished from the front. Looks FAB with a light behind it!
It is done in 3 panels.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 34"

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This post was published on March 26th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

3 Responses to “African Inspiration Quilts”

  1. annmarie says:

    Every week when I go to vote I’m not able to see all the entries. This week there were 8 entries & I could only see 6. I must be missing a page 2 or something but I’ve looked everywhere & can’t figure out how to view the rest. Please help. Thanks

  2. Ann Flaherty says:

    Love the quilts, love the theme. Nice work!

  3. Mishka says:

    Hi Ann Marie,

    Do you know what web browser you are using? I’ve tested in several, and I don’t see the problem you are describing. Can you send me a screen shot? Also, do you know if you have your fonts increased?

    Thanks Ann, I love the fabulous colours of these quilts. Very hard to choose just one.

    Cheers,
    Michele

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