This great quilt has some gorgeous Japanese themed fabrics both on the front and on the back of the quilt. My customer Ann chose a dragonfly design and copper thread to compliment her already beautiful quilt top. I love her narrow 1/4 inch red sashing. Quite often I use red in my quilt tops, (in fact I can't think of many which do not have red in them)
The Japanese believe that a dragonfly symbolizes summer and autumn and is admired and respected, the Samurai use it as a symbol of power, agility and victory.
In China, people associate the dragonfly with prosperity, harmony and as a good luck charm. Amongst Native Americans, it is a sign of happiness, speed and purity.
(The first photgraph is the reverse of the quilt.)