Monday, September 2, 2013

Two Giants

This depicts two of the African giants. The Boabab tree and the African Buffalo.

My Brother-in-Law, Danie Erasmus, loves buffalo and I promised his wife, Joan, to make him a quilt. I aimed to finish it in time for his 60th birthday but was only able to present it to them on Joan's birthday. But this quilt is a second quilt with the same design that my husband requested. I used the realistic appliqué method with lots of thread sketching and quilting and was quite pleased with his mean look that spells danger. My husband and his brother both love buffalo because the cows are exceptional mothers to the calves. I love the massive baobab trees in the South African bushveld.
I used black netting to create a silhoette effect in the background.

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