A BIG Mandala to help heal the world
A Mandala is the Sanskrit word for "circle". It can be a very sacred if created by monks, but it can also be a wonderful creation to focus meditation. You may have seen them in colouring books for helping to reduce stress.
I created my BIG Mandala as a meditation tool to help heal the world. It would seem that at this particular time, the inhabitants of this small planet we call home are in need of healing...
I'm going to keep this simple since I have 45 minutes to post before the deadline! I'll include more details in my final post, hopefully within a week or so.
|Making a BIG Mandala for PQQ|
In my research, I found that green in a Mandala is the colour for healing the body and that blue is for self-healing (among other things). That's why I chose to highlight these colours, especially in the scallops.
I also used very specific free motion quilting (FMQ) designs to help to keep it simple (to aid in meditation) and to signify healing.
|Quilting symbols that could signify life and healing|
|Creating hand-stitched cording to match the healing colours; adding|
green and blue scallops for healing the body and the self; and
FMQ lotus flowers and the eternal flame.
|BIG Mandala to help heal the world|
What I learned
- Well, I still haven't learned to make a deadline when there is an out, but I do want this to be a beautiful finish. I will be using it for meditation.😊
- Quilting Arts October/November 2018 - Patchwork Collage Mandalas by Rebekah Meier
- Project Quilting Quarantine - Challenge 1 - BIG
- To see the finished piece, go to Fun FMQ samples at Free Motion Mavericks, April 30, 2020
One Monthly Goal for April
This project is my OMG project for April. I really hope to get it done before the end of the month, but I have a few face masks to make before I can get back to this!
I'll be linking up to many linking parties - but the most important link isProject Quilting Quarantine - Challenge 1 - BIG, with Kim Lapacek, at Persimon Dreams who is once again keeping us productive with PPQQ 2020. Thanks so much Kim!
I'm also linking up to April's OMG with Patty at Elm Street Quilts. Thanks Patty for your great motivational party!
I'll be linking up to many fun linking parties. Why not check them out? Slow Sunday Stitching, Off The Wall Friday, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Oh Scarp!, Monday Making, What I Made Monday, To-Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers,