Friday, August 2, 2013

Elephants Crossing into Morocco

Researching Marrakesh, Morocco I came upon images of elephants crossing the Zambezi River. Historically, the north African Elephant (now extinct) was used for travel to Morocco on ancient trade routes, as well as for war. Daydreaming about the images of morocco and spice markets, I imagined merchants traveling on elephants, rich and earthy tones, veils and tassels, embellishments. I pulled out a pieced top I started earlier this year, that was waiting for a border... and dug out some elephant fabric from my stash. Eureka! Now, to quilt this and embellish it with trinkets to recall Moroccan spice markets. This is the quilt story that I will illustrate this month.

 

2 comments:

  1. Oooooo, love it, Jane! Your colour choices are just fabby. Look forward to seeing more of this one :)

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  2. It's amazing how you took those old blocks and spiffed them up. They must be lucky, they were seriously close to the trash can more times than we may ever know..... Can't wait to see how you finish it. I'm so glad you decided not to burn all your fabric and stop quilting! Phew. I less than 3 you., xoxo

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