For Mother's day, i thought i would post my Celtic BOM pattern for May. This month's pattern was about the Goddess. I chose to use a design different than that posted at Simply 2M, but the idea is the same. It is a celebration of the Mother and motherhood.
I chose to place this on a multicolored spiral--a design I do not claim as my own. I saw it on some site somewhere ages ago and liked it. Many times this particular figure is adorned with a spiral over her womb, signifying the creation of life. I preferred that spiral to encompass/signify the world entire. My only regret in this design is that the yellow i chose for the moon was not as opaque as i would like, with the ricrac showing through.
I used the fusible web method for applique, and a blanket stitch with embroidery thread. I chose to echo the purple fabric of the goddess figure as the outside border, with green to symbolize the lushness of life. I outline quilted the figures, and echo quilted around the spiral.
Little by little i am gaining some skills with my machine quilting. I am happy to say this project only took me two days (not entire, but a few hours each day--one to construct and one to quilt). Practice practice practice. May the Mother continue to guide my hand...
Next up--Hawaiian Quilting!