Mixing It Up In A Melange Of Mengelmoeskardoes

Hello Again Friends

Living in Dubai I am blessed with friends from all over the world:
As well as the United Arab Emirates, they come from America, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Canada, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia to name but a few of the people that make up the eclectic population of this incredible country.

When I started making this quilt, almost three years ago, I was inspired by one of my Canadian friends to stack and whack some of my favourite fabrics.
Some of the gorgeous fabrics came from previous projects, and some of them came out of my stash.
Many of my friends will know how much I love bright cheery colours (some of them are actually quite scared by my choice of combinations and will run away when I ask them what they think of them. But hey, we’re all different πŸ™‚ ) so were not surprised when this quilt came into being.

The name of my quilt is also inspired by two of my lovely South African friends.
For those who do not speak Afrikaans (I have to mention here that I only know one or two words) the Afrikaans word Mengelmoeskardoes does not have an English equivalent but generally means a mash of colours.
As for Melange, I just love the Frenchy sound of it.

So I dedicate this post to all my wonderful eclectic Melange of Mengelmoeskardoes friends all over the world.
Thank you for all your support, I love you all very much.

Enjoy 

Melange Label

20130726 Melange Quilt 1

20130726 Melange Quilt 2

20130726 Melange Quilt 3

20130726 Melange Quilt 4

20130726 Melange Quilt 5

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8 thoughts on “Mixing It Up In A Melange Of Mengelmoeskardoes

  1. A incredible work of art befitting the story that accompanies it. A show case of your many different stitches too.

    Thank you for sharing

    Deborah

  2. A girl after my own heart. It’s a quilt just oozing joy!!
    It would be very difficult to be down in the dumps with a quilt like tis in your house.
    Thanks for all the inspiration

    Kathryn

    • Thank you for stopping by Kathryn and leaving your lovely comments πŸ™‚ I’m pleased that I can inspire you. I love sharing my passion with everyone and if I can inspire, my job is done. Do stay in touch I’d love to see what you create as a result. Take care, Cx

  3. Melange of M…… quilt is lovely Christine, just like you! Did you quilt the flowers yourself or did you have this long arm quilted? BTW, I love your choice of bright, cheery colors! Beautiful! Miss you tons, my friend! πŸ˜‰

    • Hey Cindi. Thank you for your lovely comments, I’m pleased you like the bright colours. I wonder if you recognise some of the fabrics? The flowers were done on the long arm at Craftland. The girls are teaching me how to use it. Lucky me eh?
      Missing you loads too, I miss your teasing and laughter. Stay in touch honey pie, lotsa love Cx

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