Saturday, April 19, 2008

Un-Me Fabrics and Another Gift

Not the fabrics you might expect to find on my blog, eh? These are the fabrics my friend is using to make a baby quilt. We have adapted Kaffe Fassett's Leafy Rosy pattern - basically nine patches alternating with large squares. Hopefully you'll see the finish product here before she leaves in a week! I paid up my debt at the library (bad daughter of a librarian!) so that we could take out a bunch of his books and see the design in various colors - it's in almost every one of his books. I think it's always hard when you're starting out quilting to imagine quilt patterns in other colors and fabrics.

I promised to share the beautiful textile gift from Damascus today - it's a gorgeous brick red shawl made of woven camel hair and embroidered from a women's co-operative called ANAT, dedicated to providing job opportunities for women, to preserve textile and handicraft traditions, and to promote mutual understanding of cultures. Cool!

9 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

stop showing such yummy textiles! I'll short my computer for sure if I keep drooling on it! :-)

jovaliquilts said...

Those textiles are gorgeous! Really, really beautiful. You must just sit and stare at them. ;-)

Ruth said...

It's beautiful.

Karol-Ann said...

Beautiful scarf! I hope you get time to get the quilt top together in the 'un-you' fabrics so that we can all see it!!

Libby said...

What beautiful detail in the shawl *yummy*
I'll keep my eyes open to see that baby quilt *s*

Jacquie said...

Beautiful shawl...love it.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

that Syrian shawl is gorgeous. do you have some kind of fun way to display it? definitely art.

katelnorth said...

lovely shawl - you are so lucky!

susan said...

beautiful! its hard to believe its camel hair. is it soft??