Anke and Tití's Quilt Top

Anke and Tití's Quilt Top

This quilt top makes the IBS motto of quilting without borders a reality. It is a joint project by Anke (living in Germany) and her Argentinian mother-in-law Tití.

Via Skype, Anke showed the swapped blocks to Tití and the rest of her Argentinian family who were absolutely excited about the other quilters' contributions. Together they debated how to best combine the blocks. Anke and Tití agreed that they wanted to emphasize the distinctiveness of each block and not reduce them to their joint characteristics (the colours red and off-white). Therefore they decided that they would frame every block with four matching solid fabric stripes.

Anke about her and Tití's personal IBS experience:

It was really a thrilling experience to see how really bright colours such as yellow, pink, kiwi-green and turquoise could match different reds and browns - not to speak of the several different shades of blue and black. We were quite surprised by the result. The quilt coincidentally (?) is as colourful and lively as the multicoloured clothing and Aguayo carrying slings used by the women from the Jujuy villages in the Andes...

For Tití and myself as German-Argentinian collaboration, it was especially touching to participate because we have learnt to know each other much better and have discovered joint interests.

And here you can see Anke and Tití's quilt top:

Anke and Titi's Quilt Top

Here are the links to the blocks in Anke and Tití's team:

Asun's block

Anke and Tití's block

Michaela's block

Margaret H's block

Rosemarie's block

Rudi's block

Abigail's block

Annemarie's block

Heidemarie's block

Jarmila's block

Elke S's first block

Teresa V's block