17 April 2009

Quilt Festival 2009: my entry

I'm participating in a virtual quilt festival hosted by Amy (Park City Girl). Visit her blog and click on some of the other quilters. There are many beautiful and amazing quilts.

six crosses finished

Six Crosses
I started this quilt shortly after completing my first Right of Christian Initiation in Adults (RCIA) course (in January 2009). I wanted to create something that represented my journey through the process to become Catholic.

Each of the six crosses are made using tiny scraps of quilting fabric, sewn improvisationally. The six crosses represent the six RCIA courses I will be completing from January to April, 2009. No pattern was used in the construction of this quilt.

six crosses - close up

32 comments:

Andrea said...

oh my gosh, it's STUNNING!! I love it! I would love to learn how to do an improv quilt.

Sarah said...

Very cool, Erica. I love the story behind this and the improv that you used. Lovely!

Amy Sp said...

The story that you wrote was really nice. I'm a Catholic quilter too!

rachel griffith said...

love it.
:D

Serena said...

This is really beautiful. I love the way your faith inspired you to create!

shellysquilts said...

Very interesting, alot to look at. I like it. Well done!

Doris said...

I loved seeing the process of this on flckr, I love the finihsed quilt even more. And what special meaning!

Muddling Through said...

I really like your quilt because it says something. You will always remember the meaning when you look at it.

Zonnah said...

Very pretty. My favorite block is the bottom right one. The colors make the cross just pop out at you.

Melody said...

Wow! I am loving your quilt. I love that you are sharing your spiritual journey with your art. I am a Catholic Quilter too!

Donna said...

Welcome to being a Catholic! I love your quilt and that you were smart enough to make something to capture your journey ... I'm a convert too, four Easters ago. I LOVE it still.

Andi said...

A beautiful quilt with a lovely story to go with it.

Natasha said...

Really striking!

StegArt said...

Fabulous quilt. I enjoyed seeing it.

stitchinpenny said...

WOW

Rhonda said...

This quilt is wonderful. I like the way you put it together and that it has a special meaning to you. Excellent!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Erica - I love your crosses and your inspiration for the quilt, a great representation! The colors are really great too :) Thank you for sharing!

Quilt Rat said...

Oh my this is wonderful. Love the abstractness of it and the colour combos.........great job! Enjoy the festival

Janet Hartje said...

It's beautiful. I hope you shared with your RCIA group!

Dolores said...

Well, I must say, that quilt is inspirational.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful. I love the story too, such a wonderful example of your faith and the journey. Love it.

Stephanie D. said...

This is beautiful! I love the meaning behind it, too!

Amy said...

This is really wonderful. You have done a really fabulous job on this improvisational work.

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. It is beautiful. The colors are amazing.

whoopdedoo_5 said...

this is sooo diff. from other projects i have seen so far! love it!

connie said...

This is so nice and I love the meaning of it. What a wonderful inspiration.

QuiltyGoodness said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I assume now that Easter is past, you are baptized and confirmed. Congratulations and welcome to the Church! :)

Karoda said...

how cool that the design has a personal meaning for you! keep on keeping on!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Your quilt is a true work of art - obviously inspired! I love it.

Welcome to the Church and congratulations on your new journey!

Mandy said...

A stunning quilt. Well done.

Biddy22 said...

Our quilts are all the more special when there's meaning or a story behind them. This one is outstanding!

heatherbennett said...

An amazing quilt with a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.