I've long admired Dijanne Cevaal's quilts and stitching , particularly the Travellers Blankets ( having had my own travel stitching on the go for years!). So I've signed up for the Travellers Blanket class, partly to extend my repertoire of embroidery stitches.
I bought this wonderful piece of indigo Khadi cloth ( below) from her for this project.
Looking through my fabrics to find a suitable muslin to back it with, I came across a very large piece of African tie dye bought over 20 years ago at a market in Morocco very close to the border with Mauritania. As it's thin I've never used it apart from as an impromptu net curtain so using a section of it ( it's joined down the middle) seems appropriate!
Viyella' (Mum used to buy 'seconds' in the nearby factory shop for winter dresses and nighties )
I like how the wild patterns show through the backing!
So already my blanket incorporates fabrics with meaning from my childhood and travels before I even start stitching! I've started collecting scraps of fabrics and look forward to sharing stories with other members of the class.