Sujata posted a photo on Facebook of a vintage Ghanaian textile, asking if it inspired anyone to make a quilt. Of course I loved it; it was RED. Narrow strips were woven then sewn together to create the width. Did you notice the areas where the weaver substituted white for red?
|Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles - early 20th century, Ewe people, Ghana|
The sawteeth were progressing. While sewing more units of six, I had an epiphany. These rectangular units compare to the red rectangles in the Ghana textile.
|Testing different background fabrics with the sawtooth units.|
|Quilt from Found/Made show by Rod Kiracofe, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.|
|Deciding between dark red and mustard yellow polka dots.|
|Some sewed inserts with the reversible fabric.|
I chose to keep as much of the sawtooth units as possible and optimized the cutting lines to that end.
|Improv sawtooth quilt top|
|Detail of improv sawtooth quilt top.|
Enjoy the day, Ann