When Barbara of Rainbows and Calico Things brought me this wall hanging, I had several ideas for quilting it. We decided to go the simple route, which allowed me to finish right away, so she could get it displayed! I picked a pantograph called Tear Drops by Keryn Emmerson. Japanese art is very symbolic and this pantograph looked like Koi and Water. I choose navy thread to keep the background dark and not introduce another color or pattern into the panel.
If you’re curious about Japanese symbolism in art, here’s a link to a website page listing some of them. Next time you look at Japanese fabric, you’ll see many of these. And you may not know that the hexagon shape represents the turtle or tortoise symbolizing longevity.
Thanks for looking! Linda