African Impromptu Quilt

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Last year I hopped on the instagram bandwagon and joined in on the #impromputalong.  All you had to do to join in the fun is purchase the Impromptu Quilt pattern from PS I Quilt.  I thought it was a fun pattern and joined in right away.  I did however choose to go a bit of a different color/fabric scheme than many of the other participants.  Instead of white I used a few different colors of hand-dyed fabric.  For my print fabric I used some of the African prints I had been hording and the last of a piece of zebra print I had.  I modified the bigger block slightly by making it into a log cabin.  This helped me mix in more colors to help blend my fabric selection together a bit more smoothly.  IMG_7678I added a scrappy pieced border to make it into a decent lap size quilt.  My first border was a solid brownish red hand-dye to stop the crazy in the middle.  The pieced border brings just a bit more crazy to the for framing.  The binding is done with variegated scraps of the hand-dyes I used.

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I sent the quilt to Barb Raisbeck for the quilting and she did an amazing circular pattern in the middle with a cross hatch-esque border.  Perfect for this piece!

Be sure to check out all the #impromptualong quilts that were made by checking out the flickr groupIMG_7672I ran out to a quilt photo shoot – it was a bit windy…I only had to pin the quilt to the top – the wind pushed the quilt down the rest of the way.  It was the first decent day we’d had for awhile and I really wanted to share this with you all!  The sunlight wasn’t perfect though so I’ll probably give this quilt another try when the weather is better.  While I was doing the shoot…the girls decided to do a bit of climbing.  You can see Capri above…IMG_7679

And here’s Cedi all the way to the top of the fence!

Linking up to Finish Up Friday!

6 comments:

  1. you really did make it all your own! there are some very lovely prints in the mix. nice finish!

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  2. The quilt is spectacular, but then came your kids! They stole the show!

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  3. This is certainly a spectacular quilt!

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  4. Hi! I love this quilt - most beautiful and your photos are great, too! x Teje

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