Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Songs of Africa

As promised, here is a photo of the entire quilt, Songs of Africa. It is entirely hand appliqued and embellished with embroidery and a few beads.

This is a closer view of one of the blocks and you can see some of the quilting. It was quilted by Jane Coons, a well-known longarm quilter in the St. Louis area.


  1. This is a fun quilt! What an interesting mix of blocks. Is the zebra broderie perse? Lots to see!

    1. No broderie perse, just a considered use of a zebra striped fabric. I loved making this quilt so much that I really dragged it out. And then I had to tackle the swagged border and it was kind of a mess. The top got put in the time out box until I wasn't mad at it any more. Fast forward three years and I felt maybe it could be dealt with. Two other old applique projects are also in the time out box. One is a Piece O' Cake pattern (now out of print) based on botanical prints, another is a project with Morris blocks. Probably will pull one out after our quilt show in March and try to make some headway.

  2. a wonderful quilt so vibrant the blocks are all interesting. Good to read you are dealing with your UFO`s