Trips Around the Silk Route

Ingrid Huber has sent in some photos of her take on the Trip Around the World pattern using Oakshott fabrics she acquired at the 2015 Festival of Quilts and a dark red fabric from her stash:

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“I choose a ‘Trip around the World’ pattern and put a different colour in the center of each pattern. So I tried to highlight each of the 9 colours … I call the quilt ‘Trips around the Silk Route’ – a name very suitable for this quilt, isn’t it? In the stripes between the blocks I quilted horses, donkeys, camels and yaks wandering around the blocks  – all animals which were used for transporting goods on the Silk Route in medieval times.”

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And I managed to make three cushions from the rest.”

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Lovely to see how the shot effect translates as silk. Thanks Ingrid