Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flora Dora

This was made in July, 2002, while I was living in Singapore.  I attended a class on how to make a "stack 'n' whack" quilt.  We were told to choose a large print fabric -- which I did cuz I most always do what I'm told.  :)  The fabric was almost ugly before being cut.  But as you can see, it turned out pretty ok once it was stacked & whacked & sewn all together.  I don't particularly like this quilt -- it's borderline garish.  There were so many layers to quilt that I sent it off to Indonesia (via one of the local Singapore quilt shops that offered that service) to be hand-quilted by women there who do the job to earn some money to help provide for their families.  The Indonesian women did a nice job of hand quilting.  Small, even stitches -- pretty darn good.

I don't think I'll ever make another stack 'n' whack quilt.  I didn't care for the process.  Having said that, I do remember it being fun to see the pattern form right before my eyes as I was stitching the triangle "pie pieces" together.

3 comments:

  1. I like your explanation! It turned out very pretty, and I like the border that harmonizes well with the shapes. Thumbs up!

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  2. It's a unique pattern, no two swirls (or is it stacks and whacks?) are the same. You should put more quilts up soon. Good job!

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  3. Thanks for your kind words! I'll put up more quilts & tales to go with them as soon as I can figure out how to do so.

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