"Guatemala Meets America" was a quilt that took me out of my comfort zone to work with colors I don't normally work with.
The inspiration for this quilt came as a way to honor the heritage of my Guatemalan neighbors before we moved from Washington to Virginia in August 2020.
I found pictures of the traditional dresses that this culture wears and noticed how it would look beautiful as a quilt pattern. It had beautiful strips making a rainbow of dark colors mixed with small strips of light colors. From that idea a quilt was born.
The inspiration for the top quilting was a swirl and loop pattern that was for emphasizing the multiple width strips. I wanted something that would create more movement in the quilt overall.
Inside is a warm yet lightweight cotton/polyester batting. The backing is a super soft woven cotton that has a stripe pattern fabric, which mirrors the front colors.
This quilt is a Limited Edition since the fabric is no longer in stock and I won't be able to make more.
It is available in Lap size.