In 2001 I dyed some fabric. Then I stenciled some designs onto it. I painted 6 panels with what was almost African rock drawings..but a bit more... today ..is the only word I can think of. It was a lot of fun. I showed the pieces to my Mom and we discussed how it should go together. Then I put it aside...various things were happening in my life, my son got married, I went on to a sailing school on a Coastal Skipper's course for a month to gain experience on large keel boats. Up till then I'd only sailed small dinghy racers. Suddenly I was offered a trip, from Durban, South Africa to Chesapeake Bay near Washington DC. All I had to do was help sail the boat there. I jumped at it and my life turned upside down...what to do with the house, the car etc..I solved it all by handing the keys to my son and said.."here you go my boy..how about taking over..not sure when I'll be back..maybe never....I might like it out there you know"....ha ha he he he ..
Anyway I digress, I'm always doing that..:-p...here are some photo's of the quilt and then some close-ups of different sections.
|My African quilt in our Aft Cabin.|
|One of the hand painted blocks.|
|Another of the blocks.|
|Still another.. :-)|
|Notice the tiny loin on the gold square?|
|This is the lion...|
There are other animals in the other corners.
|A Hippo yawning...|
|A Giraffe drinking..|
|A Warthog mom and her babies.|
|An overall view.|
No, I'm not back in circulation yet :-D I wrote this whilst still in Panama and the scheduled it to post today..Just to keep you all on your toes. :-)