When drafting this quilt I imagined designing a Native American trading blanket in quilt form. The design features four motifs common to trading blankets and quilting: flying geese, bars, crosses, and chains, as well as horizontal and vertical symmetry in both the piecing and quilting. For the palette, I selected neutral, earthy, wintry colors as the backdrop for the pops of Pantone Greenery, representing daffodil shoots poking up sporadically through the soil and snow, heralding spring. These random bursts of color represent the only asymmetry in the otherwise symmetrical quilt! This quilt showed at the 2017 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Made by Karen Lee
Quilted by Christina Lane
70” x 58”
January 2017 – April 2017

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