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.