Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Making quilts with hand-stamped fabrics is pretty entertaining. I've been using them for quite a while, but as I'm working on one quilt, another idea will occur to me, and then I've got to try yet another new way to integrate my stamped fabrics into a fun quilt. These photos show "Susuwe" 46" x 32" . This quilt is named after an island in the Kwando River, in the Caprivi Strip, which is a long narrow finger of land in northeastern Namibia. There you can see hippos, elephants, exotic birds and lots of other wildlife. It's the greenest part of Namibia, which boasts starkly beautiful deserts in most of the rest of the country. Most of the African prints in this quilt came from the markets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where I used to live, but I also used some great pieces I bought from , a wonderful place to shop for African fabrics!
Once again, my thanks to Annaliese Moyer of for the photos of my work, and to the folks at Oshiwa Designs for the printing blocks that I use to stamp my fabrics.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Paula-

    I couldn't figure out how to send you an email and didn't find you on facebook. I wanted to invite you to join TAFA. Have you taken a look yet?

    And, Anita and I have been sending (loooonnnnggg) emails back and forth about my role as Oshiwa's rep. I would like to ask your advice on a couple of things, but would rather do that by email. My email is on the TAFA site, so if you can email me there, we can talk more that way. You can delete this once you've seen it...

    Thanks, Paula! Rachel