Friday, May 3, 2013

Purple Mountain Majesties Quilt

 With a name like 
Cactus Needle
my eye always goes
towards the Cactus quilts
at shows.
 Purple Mountains Majesties
by Jean Ann Williams
from the
Arizona Quilters Guild Show
 Jean Ann wrote that she made this
quilt as a wedding present
for her nephew and new wife
who live here in Arizona
 I really like the 
positive/negative effect 
on the Saguaro's.
 Looking at each block up close,
it appears that Jean Ann
might have used
reverse applique on one side.
The quilt was also 
hand quilted by Jean Ann.
 Nice job!
Did you know that when 
pronouncing 
"Saguaro"
the "g" is silent?
"Suh-wah-ro"
I can often tell who is a 
native Arizonian and 
who is not  by how they
pronounce the Indian words
that are so prevalent in this 
culture.
As a relative newcomer,
I still have a lot to learn :)

4 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that it is hand quilted! I have been pronouncing that cacti wrong :)

fiberchick said...

Great quilt and thanks for the pronunciation lesson!

Stephanie said...

Being from the California Desert I have a love of cactus things. That is a really terrific quilt.

Mostly in California we have the "j" that is silent but sounds like "h" and "l" you don't pronounce as in La Jolla

em's scrapbag said...

Neat quilt. I too like the negative effect.