Fiber art before and beyond is a quilt blog, with tutorials, and information on the transition of quilter to artist and other odd ramblings.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Liberian Batik Queen size Quilt
I love having fabric from another part of the world to play with, a friend brings me the batiks back from Liberia. I found it interesting to quilt them, the batik is already complete in and of itself, the quilting is an enhancement of the piecing, but in this case the quilting is an enhancement of some one else's art, so for me it is like walking in the foot steps of another person. Who made this batik, what were they thinking and feeling, was it hot and humid or dry, do they make a mess when they work or are they neat and tidy? How do they use so few colors to get such a stunning piece? I want to go to Africa to meet the person who made these batiks.