This quilt of mine in one of my favorites. It is favorite because of the fond memories it brings back from Peru to me.I am stuck at theme quilts and this one represents the theme ‘Harmony In Nature”
I planned this quilt while touring in Peru. I was looking for a subject for the theme quit challenge ‘Harmony’ and when I saw the Waqanki in an orchid garden surrounded by butterflies, I saw a perfect scene of ‘Harmony with Nature’.
The ‘Waqanki orchid’ in this quilt is created by Imagery and thread painting . The Butterfly is embroidered by hand and embellished with sequins and beads,The back ground is machine quilted and appliqued.
Waqanki Orchids are pollinated by butterflies.The story says that the orchid resembles the tear drops of an Inca princess who is forbidden to marry her prince.