Heralds of Spring
Mandalas influenced the design of this quilt. (Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism that represents the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point.) The spring flowers were arranged as petals in one large flower. The dandelion was the last addition and is not a favorite, but it does appear every spring and adds a bit of whimsy to the quilt. Hand-dyed fabrics create texture in the flowers. Fabric manipulation was used for the dandelions, the daffodils, and all 184 lily-of-the-valley flowers. The quilt is hand appliqued and hand quilted.