Hustle and bustle of an African market is the idea behind this quilt. When they say it's so busy, I reply: it's an African market. All movement is from left to right and back again, so I have added the beads to echo the movement.
I included some strips of Chinese silk fabric to represent the influence that China has in Africa. The machine stitching reflects African design and motifs.
The top visual shows a close-up detail of the quilt, the bottom visual is a full image of the quilt on a purple background.