Monday, January 9, 2012

My Newest African Collage quilt

Today my daughter Jessie and I head over to Hornby for a couple of days. She works as a masseuse at a spa in Tofino, and has a few days off. Charlie (my yellow lab) and I are happy to accompany her there, where my newest African Collage awaits me. When I get there, I have been known to sew all morning in my nightie and caftan. I'm an early riser, and love to use those hours when I'm most alert and alive, to do my designing and sewing. Some things can wait until later in the day, but not designing. I think I forgot to show you all seven of the silk-screened prints with their borders, so I've included them this time. You will remember that I added half-square triangles to two sides of two of the prints. Now I'll be deciding on borders for the other 5 prints, and then begin to think about what to use as fillers. I've also added a photo of the African fabric binding (double-fold) that I will use on this quilt. It will also be available online on our new website, for $1.50 a metre. It's the perfect way to finish off a quilt which incorporates many different African fabrics. Lastly there's my "hut quilt". I called it my "hut quilt" for so long, that I had a hard time coming up with a proper name for it when it was finished. Somehow the present title - "Home is Where Your Hut Is", just isn't quite right. What do you think about "There's No Place Like Home"? I think I like that better. And it's not too late to change it.


  1. Oh my gosh, Pippa! This is all wonderful! Those silk screens are very striking, and the hut quilt is absolutely marvelous.

  2. Pippa - found your site by chance tonight. I am a fairly new quilter who doesn't like to follow rules, so I make many 'upcycled' fabric quilts. I take apart lots of old clothes and make my quilts. I also love bright fabrics and have a stash I got last year of lovely African prints. Your quilts have given me the inspiration to work with them now. When I got them I wasn't quite sure what to do, but now you've given my imagination some inspiration. Thank you! I've bookmarked your site and will pop back often. I'm on the mainland - Fraser Valley - so maybe we'll run into each other one day.