At the recent Quilt Show by the Sea (March 16-18), I was struck by how many quilts had a religious theme (although to be fair, some were subtle). Some were outrightly religious, like this quilt that looked like a stained glass window that you might see in any church:
Here's a close up:
I noticed fish of all kinds:
A detail from the above quilt:
More abstract fish below:
Of course, not all imagery was Christian. My friend and I were struck by the mandala quilt. She said she's always thought mandelas would make a great quilt--she was right.
A detail from the mandala quilt; much of it looks painted, but all of it is done in cloth.
I've always thought that labyrinths would make a great quilt pattern, but so far, I haven't been up to the challenge of making one. I haven't found that anyone else has either. Below, another detail from the mandala quilt:
I love the butterfly below. Easter will be here soon!
feeling the feelings…
3 months ago