This month Erin has given us a really cool challenge :African made quilts. The main theme are the African quilts made by the women of the villages. I was really enthralled with the colors of the different quilts and how they were made from clothing and other items that were not useful anymore in their current state. But cut up they could be made into hand sewn quilts.It was interesting on how different and so very colorful the quilts were. For the entire story you can go to We're All Ears.
"The quilters start at one of the corners of the sari and work their way around it, usually in a counterclockwise direction. They fix patches made from the family's old clothing to the sari with a running back stitch that eventually covers the entire quilt, both patchwork top and sari bottom. Some quilters create small, close-spaced stitches, others spread them further apart. The stitches exhibit a distinctive rhythm that is part of the individual quilter's visual signature."
~Professor Henry Drewal
Interestingly enough I had been at Hobby Lobby a few days before Erin posted the challenge and had purchased some multicolored chip stone beads. I didn't have any thought on what I would used them for. I just liked them. So when this challenge popped up, well I knew what I would be using. My multicolored chip stone beads.
In fact I so loved the earrings, I made a necklace and bracelet to match.
This was a great challenge and I can't wait to see what others did. To see more hop over to Erin's blog and feast your eyes on more ear candy!.
Til next time:
Keep on beading!