Sunday, August 14, 2005

Spiritual Bouquet


I'm adding embellishments, beginning with the bouquet of flowers. The flowers on the home altar remind me of the notion of "spiritual bouquet" which I learned in Catholic school. A "spiritual bouquet" is an offering of prayers or sacrifices that one makes for another person or for an intention. In this case, the flowers, and the whole quilt, are an offering to the virgin for the welfare of my children, whose photos I'm going to incorporate into the quilt. I found that I didn't have nearly as many matching buttons as I'd thought, but I did quite nicely with what I had. I made the large dark red yo-yos, but the others I had put away for about 10 years, and I was glad they finally made themselves useful.

The white buttons were recycled from my aforementioned stash of plaid shirts that are awaiting a new life as a quilt. I love this yellow and red color scheme. I feel like it reminds me of something from my childhood that I can't quite put my finger on.

I freemotion quilted the whole piece before starting the embellishment.--Barbara

4 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Your "Spiritual Bouquet" totally Rocks! I just love it!!

Rian said...

Love the bouquet!

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