Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tepeyac (Barbara's quilt)


Tepeyac
20 x 27

I named this piece "Tepeyac" after the hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 in what is now Mexico City. Tepeyac was the site of the temple of the goddess Tonanzin and it is the current location of the Basilica of the Virgin.

I finished my Madonna quilt today in what must be record time for me. I'm usually a dawdler, but I was inspired by Debra's dedication in completing "Continue" in such a short period of time.

I scrapped the bottom of the bead bowl for this one.
I embroidered over the skull motifs in this fabric, and put sequins over the eyes


Some of the skeleton limbs were beaded. I did a bit of seam embellishment.

A student gave me this beaded lizard bracelet. I knew I wanted to use it in a quilt from the beginning.

This has been a very gratifying project. I found myself thinking about it and planning it even when I wasn't working on it.

3 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Wonderful, joyous piece! I love roaming over the surface looking for little treasures. Embroidering the skulls heads is fabulous!

And I love the vine crawling up the side!!

Maddie Can Fly said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the beaded arms on the skeletons, the sequins on the skulls -- everything! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Granny Fran said...

I love the embellished skulls and the yo yo ruffs around the skull buttons. This is a really special Madonna to me.