Over the past few weeks, I have been quilting without blogging. With Christmas fast approaching, this week will be a series of showing off my quilting gifts that I have been finishing over the past few months.
Here is my most recent finish called “Dragonflies”. It is named after the symbolism that Walter Dudley Cavert illustrated in poem about loved ones that have died and “the fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation which we call death is no proof that they cease to exist.”
This quilt was given today to a family that found comfort with symbolism of the dragonfly after their son/brother passed away. When my brother passed away last year, this family provided me a lot of support. Since I find healing by quilting, I started this quilt in March when I found the perfect dragonfly fabric. After nine months, I finally finished the quilt. It is complete with a pieced backing, a sewn-in label that I designed, double borders, and vibrant colors throughout a diamond pattern.