Monday, September 17, 2012

Patchwork from Central America


One of the fascinating things about fabrics is discovering that we use textiles in our daily lives in the same ways as do women (and men) from other parts of the world.

My friend Megan found this pieced blanket when she was in Guatemala this summer.  She tells me the fabrics in it are the same as the ones used in that area of the country for making garments – so this is a genuine scrap project.  This blanket is pieced of squares and rectangles and it is backed with a piece of solid black fabric.  There is no batting and no quilting.  She has decided to add some ties to hold the layers together so that it won’t lose its shape completely as it is used and washed. 















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