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Japanese dragonflys

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.
I think it is a fun design on the right quilt, and this quilt suited it very very well.
(The first photgraph is the reverse of the quilt.)

3 Comments to Japanese dragonflys:

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Kay in Scotland on 22 April 2012 09:38
Great information, that is a fab quilt, but, have to say I love the back!
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Janette on 22 April 2012 17:49
Thanks Kay, the back is great too I agree. I love those blues on the front too.

Julia on 25 April 2012 15:27
I was searching the web for an Accuquilt Go that I could afford and came upon your blog, thank you, your quilts took my breath away! and do you have a 'Go' for sale? kind regards, Julia
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