Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Ascension

This is one of my art quilts; it measures about 50x80 inches. During January and Feb of 2006 I started collecting batiks in the red/orange/yellow color range. Since I was making the quilt during the time between Easter and Christ's Ascension, I was inspired by my devotions to symbolize the ascension with the colors fading at the top. The red lines depict the blood shed and the black lines symbolize how the ascension conquers death for all who believe. The quilting does not show in the picture but this was my first attempt to do machine quilting with my old Kenmore. The thread is a luscious variegated red/orange.
Art quilting is simply an original (no pattern) quilt of any size, usually to be used as a wall hanging.

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