Friday, March 30, 2012

African Whole Cloth Quilt Finished!

I have finally finished!  As implied by the title, there was no piecing of this quilt top.  I loved the fabric so much I just couldn’t cut it into pieces so I just quilted it.  I attempted to do some machine trapunto.  The effect is less than I had hoped.  I think I should have used an even higher loft polyester batting for the trapunto.  I might even should have used it for the entire quilt rather than switching to Hobb’s Heirloom cotton batting.  Still, it is lovely and my photos don’t do it justice.

It is machine quilted in an echo pattern.  The quilt measures 52.75 in X 70 in. 

Here you can see the some of the echo quilting. Notice the animals could use a little more “stuffing.”
Another photo to try to show off the quilting.
Here’s the back (really the fabric is a lovely green)
Here you can see the quilting better.  Again not the animals could use a little more “stuffing.”
Another photo of some of the back detail
I haven’t decided what to do with this quilt.  I have a few options in mind, but am open to suggestions.


WIP -- African Whole Cloth Quilt (January 20, 2012)


mary beth said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Mal Content said...

Thats lovely...and so evocative of a waterhole at sunset

Allison said...

That is just beautiful. Very nice work and I applaud your perseverance.

SeaSpray said...

Absolutely beautiful and I love the colors together. :)

hdhindsa said...


Moya said...

Absolutely stunning! Would you consider selling it? Not certain I can afford it, but I love it so much I had to ask!

rlbates said...

Yes, Moya, I would. Email me at rlbatesmd(at)gmail(dot)com