Quilt Display / August 21, 2018 / Voletta.
Of course things being what they are it doesn`t take harsh weather to cause us to feel the need for some consolation. No-o! These days the perils of routine living alone can put us on edge. Then throw in the state of the world and the economy and it`s enough to send anyone running for cover. Although we often seek out the people who normally support us during trying times in many cases they`re just as overwhelmed as we are.
Mazloomi discusses how initially the work of African American quilters was largely ignored by the traditional quilting community as it did not conform to traditional commonly-held practices and beliefs surrounding quilting. Quilts created by African American quilters had naturally been influenced by the African culture from which the quilters and their ancestors had come. Even in the quilts of today the use of bold strong vibrant color can be seen in the quilts of their black creators.
Depending on the size of the design wall we need to buy fabric for both the front and the back and cut it to the preferred size. The fabric used at the back can be the same that is used in front. We must keep in mind not to use too heavy a fabric. If the design wall is big enough to require seaming together the fabrics using a flannel sheet can be considered. It is a good idea to pre wash all fabric used. Polyester is not a first-rate option for a design wall since it tends to have a good deal of loft and pills. A total cotton batting is the best choice. Quilts made with cotton batts are popular all the year round. They do not hold heat and make you feel cooler during summers. At the same time they absorb and trap air and keep you warm on cold wintry nights.
How does the story of each unique quilt begin? As a quilter commences her initial design work thoughts grow and develop from the design board to the sewing machine. Each of her children`s quilts tells its own story as the pieces are cut from carefully chosen fabrics sewn carefully into patterns. The story`s is illustrated through color design and texture. Whether the quilter has a special child in mind as she sews and quilts or if the quilter is designing and quilting for the love of her art either way the children`s quilts come to life step by step.