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Thread: My African Christmas gift!!

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    My DD went to Kenya this past summer on a mission trip, and she bought me 2 different patterns of batiks from Africa!!! How neat is that?!! (I haven't even figured how much of each, but they're nice-sized pieces - probably 2-3 yards each!)

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    can we see a pic, thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by vivoaks
    My DD went to Kenya this past summer on a mission trip, and she bought me 2 different patterns of batiks from Africa!!! How neat is that?!! (I haven't even figured how much of each, but they're nice-sized pieces - probably 2-3 yards each!)

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    Cool!

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    Pictures please.

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    We're heading to my son's to celebrate Christmas with his family in a bit, so when we get home, I'll try to get to it tonight. If not, I'll do my best to remember to do it tomorrow. Thanks for asking!!

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    WOW How lucky can you get! What are your plans for a quilt? pab

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    Well, the batteries in my camera died, so they're on the charger now. I won't be able to take a picture of the fabrics until tomorrow...

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    How blessed are you! :) :roll:

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    Lucky you! I cant wait to see a picture!

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    Very cool. I brought back three lengths of cloth from Cameroon this fall - about 6 yards each. The cloth is typically sold in lengths that dresses can be easily made from.

    Have fun with your new fabric.

    Cheers, K

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    Can't wait to see a picture. I bet they are beautiful.

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    I was FINALLY able to take pictures of the fabrics. They're both over 4 feet in length, but certainly not 6 feet. One seems much more soft and pliable than the other. The one reminds me of fabric from Woolworths years ago - cheap and coarse. They both say they're batiks, and the design DOES go all the way through, but at this point, I have no idea what I'm going to do with them. The flower fabric is much more coarse than the other.

    This is water pitchers - the softer piece
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    These flowers are a good foot across-huge!
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    OMGosh! How totally cool!!

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    Gorgeous fabrics!! Lucky you :D:D:D

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