4187 - Watching Over Us ($50)

4187 - Watching Over Us  ($50)
Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK    USA

Width: 8.25"   Length: 8.625"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton commercial fabrics.

Artist's Statement: This is the block that I know as Eye of God. It appears to be a sewn form of the Ojo de Dios (God's eye), a ritual tool of the natives of Northwestern Mexico, which was made by weaving across and around sticks. When a child was born, the center, or eye was woven by the father and then added to each year of the child's life until age 5. It is in the shape of a cross and is symbolic of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. The colors used indicate different things: yellow - sun, moon and stars; blue - sky and water; and green - vegetation are in this pieced example. The ends of each point of the cross often have stiff fringes sticking out which the dark green of this block evidently represents. It is sometimes considered a good luck symbol.
Audrey Arno

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $50.00 for the AAQI.