Griet Knops : “I met Sophie Campbell while living in Paris and she is the one who introduced me to patchwork and quilting. When I returned to Belgium I started a patchwork Group and later I have been one of the founders of the Belgium Patchwork Guild.
I am mainly a traditional. When I started, I worked exclusively by hand. Nowadays I do some machine piecing, but the quilting is always made by hand.
All my quilts have a traditional touch. Recently, I designed a quilt for a friend living in South Africa. 25 of us worked on it and sent it to her for her 60th birthday. I am happy to share it with you also, friends of Aurifil! All our hands have been designed on freezer paper and then appliquéd using fabrics close to African colours and prints. “
1. Here are the fabrics we selected.
2 Hands are appliquéd with zig zag stitches on various black fabrics.
3. Then the blocs are assembled with African orange fabrics.
4. The background quilting on the black fabric is inspired by a zebra skin and here is the final result! What a nice way to make a friendship quilt