Thursday, March 15, 2012
Rita's Liturgical Elements
Our church has just completed the construction of an attached chapel to the original 1879 structure. The altar ware selected for the chapel is beautifully glazed earthenware. This quilt is my attempt to depict those two lovely pieces. I worked from a photograph taken by my husband, Randy.
The stained glass background is composed of 60 degree diamonds of Fairy Frost fabric held in place with black 3/8 inch bias strips that were stitched in place with a double needle. The fair linen is made from part of a 50 year old lace edged handkerchief. The alter ware and wafers are fused and topstitched. The finished quilt is then wrapped around a 12 inch x 12 inch x 3/4 inch wooded frame.