Friday, April 12, 2013

Ghana couple

And finally this quilt is completed. A couple of years ago I bought a book 'African Signs' by Rob Floor and Gert van Zanten which is all about the hand painted signs or advertisements you find everywhere in Africa. One of those signs inspired me to make this quilt. It will never go to a show, but I love it. The first lay out I started in 2011 and since then it spend quite some time waiting for it's turn. I have a couple of quilts I work on in between other projects. Only commercial fabrics were used for this one. Size is 37"x 40,5". I am still in doubt if I should add some flowers in the lower areas. What do you think?
I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday

9 comments:

Judy Warner said...

Great idea and rendition! It feels balanced to me so I would be concerned that flowers might distract the eye from the couple.
Happy Friday

Nina Marie said...

Congrats on your finish. I like it the way it is. I'm pretty impressed that you managed to do all of that with commercial fabrics.

Carol A. Babineau said...

Nice idea! The finished work looks great.

Kelly L Hendrickson said...

Turned out GREAT! And they don't even look two years older!! :-)

diannajessie said...

I like the quilt as it is, if you were to add flowers, perhaps the colour is important, maybe I would use orange to balance the orange to the left of the couple?

QuiltSwissy said...

It is wonderful, try your flowers, but I do love it just like this.

Sylvia said...

I like the idea of flowers!

Margaret said...

I'm thinking that if you do add some flowers, they should be very subtle. Do you do hand stitch? If so, a wee bit of embroidery might not go amiss...but subtle, subtle.

ipatchandquilt said...

Your work is very interesting!
Esther