Sunday, 25 April 2010

Quilting the RRC

When I got the RRC fabric from Debbie to quilt, I was undecided as to what to do. The image that she used for her inspiration was quite small and it was of a traditional African dance. So, working on the link of tradition I researched into African quilting. I discovered that the diamond is a very prominent symbol that is used a lot in African textile tradition to represent the cycle of life- birth, life, death and rebirth. I stitched these words so that it could read from left to right or up and down and it would make the life cycle. The circle is another symbol used to represent this by the Africans. The next person to get this fabric at the end of the month has to cut it up and then rejoin it.

1 comment:

dianehobbit said...

The fabric looks lovely. You have now set a high standard for the rest of us.