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imrahil
« on: March 23, 2010 02:06:21 PM »

I wasn't sure where to put this. I hope this is the right place!

I've been wanting to make a Mola quilt ever since I first saw one. Mola is a technique used by the Cuna people in Panama. They pile several layers of cotton fabric and cut out their patterns one layer at a time. Traditionally the quilts were used for making womens blouses.

This is my first attempt! My stitching isn't as neat as I'd like it to be, and it's not finished yet but I think it's turning out nicely. I used five layers of cotton in bright colours.


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petunya
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010 06:45:54 PM »

So far, very good. Look forward to seeing the finished product!
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monkeybeans
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010 10:51:32 AM »

Holy moley - you have WAAAAAAY more patience than I do! It looks incredible and I love hearing about people who see something they like and just go for it. Can't wait to see more.
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imrahil
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010 02:28:32 AM »

Still working on it!
My computer is full of virus so I can't post pictures today, but I'm getting very close to finishing. It's not a very large piece. Imagine the Cuna women handstitching all their wonderful blouses, I bow to their skills!
I'm thinking about using it for a pillow.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010 01:25:19 PM »

oh my gosh! I love it!
I've been wanting to do a big dragon quilt with this style but am slightly intimidated by the amount of work this takes, and I've never done anything like it before.
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