Helen Hazon – Series #2 – Architecture in My Travels – Pyramids of Giza
Seeing these iconic structures was a major highlight of our first visit to Egypt. Our hotel was so close that I could look out of our window and there was a pyramid! Equally amazing was seeing the River Nile “in person”.
In this quilt I have brought together these two lasting memories – the imposing majesty and mathematical precision of the pyramids with the quiet beauty of the blue/green Nile. The decorative patterns of lotus and triangles can be seen on many ancient buildings in Egypt – the temples at Karnak and Abu Simbel in particular.
The lotus design provides continuity between quilts 1 an 2 in my series, as does the division of the design into 1/3 and 2/3 sections. I have used bonded applique and machine piecing to construct the design with machine stitching to add definition and decoration. All fabrics used are cotton, the blues and the red are special because they were given to me by one of the Tentmakers in Share’a el Khayamiya in Cairo. Construction threads are cotton and the decorative threads are mostly rayon with a gold metallic.
Close up View
Quilts in Series
Quilt 1 Quilt 2