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The foundation of this piece was a gift from, Quilt Architect  and I just took the

cloth a step further and added additional stitching and cloth.

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this part represents the earth…I stitched a Hopi cross in the center.

It represents the four directions: north, south, east and west.

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I added a little star…

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I added the “black hole” universe star fabric….

and the spiral around the earth.

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For me this cloth represents the four elements:

Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.

The center is the earth with a star orbiting around it.

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Lastly, my son called to me to come quickly….

and look what was outside our door….

a double rainbow.

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How fitting that this was my little surprise…Since my piece is about the elements and

I am calling it, “The Elements”!

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11 Responses to elements

  1. Deb G says:

    And it is beautiful! I especially like the denim (?) dots with the stitching around the edges.

  2. Gina says:

    I love those little moments when it seems like something in the world is validating whats in your mind – and the quilt piece is very nice.

    • ancientcloth says:

      Synchronicity! I love it….when my son called
      me I jumped up because I thought something
      was wrong…instead it was the “gift” of a beautiful
      rainbow…I needed that….a miracle of sorts : )
      Thank you <3

  3. Fantastic rainbow! And I especially love that spiral on your piece. A while back I was trying to make a tornado out of paper by cutting out a spiral. I might revisit that idea again. I love thinking about the four elements, too, and trying to incorporate them into art. Love that little star! xo Kari

    • ancientcloth says:

      I have not really seen many rainbows here…in fact
      maybe this is a first. What makes it so special was
      it was right outside the door….I am hoping that
      means something really good lol. Spirals are a
      favorite of mine….they seem to represent a lot.
      Had to add a little star : )
      Thank you . <3

  4. julia Moore says:

    I think you are definitely “in the groove” when your art work depicting the universe occurs simultaneously with a double rainbow in the sky. It gives me delicious shivers of synchronicity!
    I just love your little stories about your pieces. Each one is like a little Haiku. Not too many words but big impact.
    What are the fabrics you used in this last piece? You made me curious.

    • ancientcloth says:

      Yes, I love synchronicity! I have been
      seeing more and more examples of it in my life.
      I would like to write more at times but, it seems my time
      on the computer is limited and so usually I am in a hurry to
      quickly throw what I have done up on a post but, I like your
      analogy of Haiku :)
      Cotton and denim are the fabrics used.
      Thank you <3

  5. Oh Marie, I love what you did with this piece. A true piece of collaborative art.
    This was totally a surprise to see today. And brought a smile to my face.

    Elements On Wild Magnolia’s blog today she had a great quote from Mother Teresa that is fitting for this piece as well. “See how nature – trees, grass, – grows in silence, see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence …we need silence to be able to touch souls.”


    The fabrics are some denim from a pair of jeans on the bottom and solid cotton fabrics on the top…Marie can tell you about her fabric.

    • ancientcloth says:

      <3 Glad it made you smile.
      I like that…"Collaborative art"!
      Beautiful words from Wild Magnolia and Mother Teresa.
      Thank you again <3

  6. kaye says:

    Just been catching up with your work and your blog – really like this piece, and the explanation of the symbols that accompanies it. A double rainbow is a rare treat indeed.

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