Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Celebration Of Model T

As Detroit's Auto show comes to a close, here is another car I built in fabric that marks the events of another decade in the twentieth century, the 1910s. It took almost 3 years for me to complete this quilt. It was hard to work with just black fabrics for the model T, so i used black and whites instead, added lots of embellishments and I love the way it turned out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Medusa, snakes hair detail


Medusa


Medusa came home after traveling for a couple of years. It was so much fun to create her hair full of snakes!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Passion and Fun

On snowy days during the winter, I love to quilt. It has been my passion and fun for over 28 years. I could spend hours quilting and the time just flies by.In this quilt, the head is a rotary cutter, The limbs are rolled metal tubes.
the heartbeat is rattail cord woven thru a metal grid.
The feet have locks and the key is elsewhere in the quilt.

Originally, I made the background of this quilt for the Tsunami. After it travelled as apart of the Sacred Threads exhibit, I cut it apart and reworked it so it applies to my passion for today.
Last week I thought about entering my Seven Steps Around the Sacred Fire quilt to the Sacred Threads exhbit this year but decided against it for two reasons. It has many fragile embellishments and it is already framed.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wedding Quilt: 7 Steps Around the Sacred Fire


All auspicious beginnings include a havan, or a sacred fire which is symbolic of Agni, the Fire God. It is through fire that our prayers are said to reach God. During a Hindu marriage ceremony, the couple exchanges garlands of flowers and take 7 steps, Saptapadi around the fire, and each step represents a vow. My actual wedding chunni(veil) is used as the wedding sari in this quilt.

Wedding Quilt detail

The 7 steps around the fire and thier meaning: Step 1: May the couple be blessed with an abundance of food
Step 2: May the couple be strong and complement one another
Step 3: May the couple be blessed with prosperity
Step 4: May the couple be eternally happy
Step 5: May the couple be blessed with children
Step 6: May the couple live in perfect harmony
Step 7: May they be the best of friends forever