Monday, January 11, 2010
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Now I am tackling a large quilt of Kuan Yin, mother of compassion. I have read articles about her and looked at lots of pictures online. Then I put everything aside and drew my perception of her from what I had read and seen. For instance she always carries a blue bottle holding the essence of life and a branch from a weeping willow. There is often an open lotus flower signifying purity of heart and the level she has attained. There are sometimes dragons as well. I will add a bird and tiger resting together in the folds of her robe. I'll keep you posted. So far I have only the pattern completed and am in the process of choosing fabric. I want to add embellishments and some fluid acrylics to this piece. Maybe some of my own dyed fabric. We'll see....
I am almost finished preparing my online class for Quilting Weekly. It has been quite a learning experience so far. I will add a link from my blog once the class is up and running if it all works out.