Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tribal Journey Completed

I started cutting and piecing this quilt about 4 years ago.  It is one of my favorites.  I used mostly Australian Aboriginal and African-inspired fabrics.  I free hand cut the curved pieces to make each block, so no two blocks are alike.  They are all different.  Some have a slight curve while in others I cut very deep curves.  I am fortunate to have a friend with a long arm, the Tin Lizzie Ainsley 26, so I quilted the top with an all over pattern using a complimentary variegated thread.  With the stopping and starting it took less than 2 hours to complete the quilting.  The binding was a challenge as I could not settle on a color that I liked but to get it completed I used a similar blue to the one in the border.  I am happy with the results. And I can now cross this baby off of my long and still growing WIPs list.  This one I will keep for myself.


Quiltluver said...

Very pretty. Love the curved blocks.

bernie said...

Great job with piecing and color, very pretty. Bernie

rcp said...

I love it!!!Inspiring!!!