Wednesday, May 6, 2009
lap quilt series: no. 5
African Night & Day, 2009, 42" x 60"
COLLECTION OF JANET LANE
High contrast: black top on white back. The front is made with Dutch wax-resist fabrics from Vlisco and Woodin. The back is a silk-screened tablecloth from South Africa. The hand of all the fabrics is crisp and cool.
Although I scissor-cut the pieces, the final look is quite precise. This is because I could cut along the graphic patterns of the fabrics with the black backgrounds. The quilting includes mostly stitch-in-the-ditch with some hand stitching.
The fabrics were brought back from Africa by Maurine Noble when she taught quilting classes there.