I started with a packet of fabrics and a fat quarter of an Aboriginal fabric. From there, the quilt just about made itself.
I had to audition fabrics to see what went best with the Aboriginal fabrics.
I cut out more circles that I care to remember before making a decision. I liked it.
And here it is trimmed to size and finished with facings instead of a binding.
I have always liked raw edge machine applique and liked threads from some of the circles against the dark background fabric. It was a nice contrast to the more finished edges with the blanket stitch.
I used the same fabric on the back as for the background and thought that the Aboriginal fabric for the hanging sleeve livened it up a bit. A circle for the label just seemed like a nice touch.
We all walk around carrying our true selves inside. But from outside, we tend to all look the same. But when you are a part of a minority culture, you can walk amongst other people from other cultures but you carry your culture inside your heart. And that journey is what makes us special.