126 - Holy Mola

126 - Holy Mola
Ami Simms and unknown Panamanian mola-maker
Flint, MI   USA

Width: 10.5"   Length: 12.5"

Materials/Techniques: 100% cotton; reverse hand appliqué, machine quilting, pipted applied binding.

Designer: Unknown.

Artist's Statement: I purchased a really orange shirt from a large department store when I was in Panama several years ago. It is VERY bright orange. And it is at least one size too big. It was one of those purchases I am destined to make while traveling that seem like such a good idea at the time. Like the lace hat from Holland, which I have never worn either. Needless to say, my orange shirt with its two "tourist" molas (non-traditional size, simple design) on each side of its ample chest, has been downstairs waiting to be washed for at least six years. I've put it off for so long because I was convinced it would bleed like crazy, and I had nothing to wear with it, and did I mention it was ORANGE? I chopped it up for the cause. The first mola (right boob) wouldn't fit in the dumb priority mailer. This is the second one (left boob). It's not the correct size either. I've already reprimanded myself severely.
Ami Simms

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $210 for Alzheimer's research.