I wanted the focus to be on the fabric, so just simple stitch-in-the ditch quilting. Every time I look at the quilt, I see a different pattern, so didn't want to take away from that.
As I began to sew on the binding, the weather turned to thunder and lightning, and then the rain started. A Friday Finish was in the home stretch, but I wouldn't be able to take a photo and share. But I powered through and finished the binding. As I was clipping threads, the rain stopped and the sun started to came back. Grab shoes and camera and hit the backyard as fast as possible. I wanted to get a few photos before the rain came back.
I stressed on what name to give this quilt and finally settled on: Shweshwe Adventure. Shweshwe is the name of the fabric, and you can read all about it here. And it was both an adventure to purchase the fabric and to complete the quilt.
My friend T and I were in South Africa for the wedding of another friend. Picture this: driving in a right-hand drive car, on the left side of the road, with no GPS, trying to find streets in Johannesburg which don't have street signs. My apologies...some streets were labelled....embossed in the curb. So very (un)helpful. It was quite an adventure to find the store. I think we drove around the same block three times. But we finally found it...after having taken the scenic route to get there. Thanks T for being patient.
Now that it's finished, I want more Shweshwe fabric. I wish I had purchased more and wish I had purchased some of the blue and the red fabric lines.
Linking up with Quilt Matters for TGIFF. Check out her fabulous Modern Totems quilt.