Beautiful gemstones come from rocks that one would not look twice at.
We are born of raw rock that is cut and shaped by life. The beauty does not
shine forth without pain and adversity. The longer we live the more we are cut and
polished into a precious gem. What starts as a large rock ends up a small jewel.
Natural alexandrite is very rare and expensive. It is found mainly in
Russia, hence the name alexandrite. My 12x12 quilt feebly attempts to capture
the faceted reflection of an alexandrite gemstone.