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Friday, January 27, 2012

Introducing Kalarahi Quilts

Hello, I just wanted to do a quick introduction of myself. 
My name is Tonya and I blog over at Hillbilly Handiworks. 
(Well I actually have 4 blogs. One other that might interest you is my book review blog. You can find all four of my blogs under my profile or on the Hillbilly Blog.)

I read The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency straight through on New Years Eve. Finished around 1 am New Years Day. I immediately formed a photo in my mind about what I wanted to make for my challenge quilt, but I cannot draw. So I started googling 'giraffes'and 'acacia trees'. I had in my mind this bargello background with a giraffe eating leaves off a tree. Good grief, you are not going to believe what I found:

That pretty much shot down my idea. But I am so glad that I found this quilt. 
I have written all about Kalarahi Quilts, the only quilt shop in Batswana,  on my blog today.
You can find the post Right Here. There are LOTS of Batswana quilt photos. 
Something just might inspire you for your challenge quilt. 

In the meantime..I have to work on my new, non bargello, non giraffe idea.

Tonya

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link Tonya! I have to admit -I am stumped on this book. There are a couple of teeny-tiny ideas swirling in my brain but they wil have to wait until my quilt show projects are finished.

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  2. Thank you for your inspiration, Tonya. I have some fabrics pulled, and a couple of ideas. Now, I think I am about ready to get started.

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  3. LOL! I too read that book really quickly a few years ago...fun, huh!
    Doesn't it sometimes seem that there's nothing new under the sun-two quilters with the same vision? go know.

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  4. What a beautiful quilt, thanks for the link to check it out.

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  5. This is my first visit, I really like the pieced "books"on your header. Very creative!

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  6. Lindo seu blog...
    abraço
    Venha me visitar
    Leila

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  7. Belo trabalho. De pouco espiar o teu blog, confesso que são lindos .
    Bjs...Mari Bein

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  8. This is stunning - really beautiful :)

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