Far East, Far Out ... Far Off

134cm x 175cm (52" x 68")

'Friendship blocks' - assembled and quilted by machine

In recent years, I have collected and frequently used batiks in my special quilts. Here you have a collection of friendship blocks from the Rusty Pins Quilters in Glenbrook (Australia). I picked the block pattern and asked for the blocks to be made in odd sizes using two fabrics - my batik and another of their choice (preferably something ugly or unusual). This was quite a hard task with most having to buy something 'ugly' for the block! It took me quite some time to design an appropriate border that would complement the very frantic centre but finally it resolved itself.

 

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