I've finished my first block, which actually turned out to be a small quilt 17" X 23"

I'm going to add another installation to this quilt, but that will be counted as a separate block.


I'm going to make two stand alone lilies and they  will be placed in the top of the embroidery. To be honest, I don't know how I will make them, but that's part of the challenge.

When we travel, we buy things that get put into the drawer, ore sometimes even put on view for a short time…

With this quilt, I've completed a challenge to represent part of my trip to Mexico an used things that were given to me as gifts or I purchased on a whim.

The rugs made in the Teotitlan village in Oaxaca look similar to the background fabric in the quilt.


The colors are representative of the colors and images I saw in the markets.


The woven pieces fitted in withe the colors of the quilts and remind me of the industry in the villages… it reminds me of the hours spend weaving so that we, as tourists can buy a piece of art work



I haven't finished the binding, but I'll get that done tomorrow.

The image of the flower seller at the bottom of the quilt was a piece of fabric I purchased in the USA about 6 years ago, and just fitted the bill as did the binding color purchased over 20 years ago.


I'm happy with it… it's machine and hand quilted.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Pamie G. says:

    Stunning…beautiful, a prize, you are so good!

  2. Chris John says:

    I love how you have broken up the starkness of the white with the simple stitching. I’m glad you did that, it needed something to make it blend.
    That’s what I love about your work Pam, it always has a story attached and that story is as interesting as the quilt itself. Someday someone will be able to open a Pam Holland Museum using your images, drawings, journals, collections and masterpieces.
    People will travel from all over the world to see it.
    You might need somewhere larger than your shed to house it all though.

  3. Pam says:

    OOOh, thanks Chris, I don’t know about that…
    However, I love the process of working through a project and designing as I go. I have 3 other partly finished blocks on the table… they are set out in order. I get to look at them each day and the mind begins to process..
    Somehow the ideas just come and eventually finish up as a small quilt. The Challenge is how to complete them on the road!!!!

  4. Lynn Spillane says:

    What a beautiful piece. I love all the symbolism and it is so colorful, just like Mexico. You are an amazing quilt artist.

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