The Quilt Top is Finished……

Aaliyah's Quilt_27 © 2012 maggie winnallAaliyah's Quilt_30/2 © 2012 maggie winnall

Now tomorrow it will be quilted….in simple grid pattern.

The black square corners are already quilted, so the batting/wadding( the middle layer of the quilt) will be cut to fit the inside shapes, making a cross shape.The batting, although not seen, will echo nicely the central cross shape of the top. I like this shape of cross as for me it represents healing, and is making a regular appearance in my latest diary drawings.

The coloured cloth pieces ,which were selected on account of  colour value rather than the thickness/weight of the fibres,will be reinforced by adding an iron on woven interfacing on the reverse. This is one of the challenges of using materials to hand rather than buying in ‘quilting weight cloth’. The bold stripey cloth is hand woven Kente cloth from Ghana, given to me by my daughter. The Kente was a remnant from a school art project.I wanted to make a vibrant colourful quilt, I think I’m halfway there now.

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