I forcefully jolted myself out of my lethargic, motivation-less state and started a new quilt. I got up from the sofa on Friday evening gave myself a kick in the b*** and started cutting.
Quelle surpise, it worked and thank goodness for that as I was beginning to seriously wonder if I had lost the quilting mojo for good.
When I came back from Zanzibar some 10 days ago I brought back some traditionally handwoven Swahili Kikoi that are worn all over Africa. The fabric is a 100 % cotton and usually made in vibrant beautiful colour combinations and as you can see with lots of stripes.
They are beautiful to the touch, very soft and "strokeable". I already had some from previous visits but wanted to get a few more with an idea for a quilt lurking in the back of my mind.
I must have acres of striped fabric in my stash and it is about time I'd do something with it. So my idea is to combine the Kikoi with a variety of Oakshott stripes. I am thinking to combine the colourful stripes with the more subtle stripes to a achieve contrast and all of that on point.
I somehow think I have my work cut out.