Landscape without Borders
Who says all quilts need a neatly finished edge?
I created this a couple years ago as a Mothers' Day gift for my mother in law. She is part Cherokee and very proud of her hertatage. The design was built around the Cherokee mandala, blue (north) representing wisdom, red (east) - spirit, white (south) - creation, black (west) - the visible body, yellow - all that is above, brown - all that is below, and green representing the here and now.
My favorite aspect of this quilt is the sun. I love the movement that's created with the curved strips. After this quilt, this sun popped up in several other quilts of mine! To so many the term "mother in law" or "in-laws" has an immediate negative connotation. I am so fortunate to have two of the most loving, compassionate, and supportive people for in-laws. They have been such a blessing, and I loved making this for my wise and spunky mother in-law. Thanks for taking a peek!
Shannon Brinkley’s book, Scrappy Bits Applique, provides loads of information on how to fashion quilts using different sizes of fabric scraps. Shannon gives clear instructions and helpful hints to help you assemble unique and exciting quilts of different sizes. The book is bright and colorful, with precise measurements to help the quilter. There are pattern sheets in the back of the book to enable you to do some of Shannon’s projects. Shannon’s background as a teacher shines through in her clear, easy-to-read instructions. This book will inspire you to make beautiful, fun quilts for yourself and others.