The Pomegranate quilts are traditional quilts made ever since 1800’s. Pomegranates are symbolic of love, thus are also called “love apples”. In Jewish symbolism, pomegranates mean fertility. Here are a few examples of antique pomegranate quilts:
My Candied Pomegranate quilt, featured in Quilter’s World‘s Feb 2012 issue, is an attempt to “update” the traditional quilt pattern with a fun, sweet and whimsical feel.
[Image from http://www.quiltersworld.com]
I used fabrics from Henry Glass‘ Tidbits’ collection to achieve the look I was trying to achieve.
You can see here I used fun star buttons to complete the whimsical look of the blocks.
Now to the quilting – I did feathers for the background quilting, and stitched along the applique outlines to give my applique a bit of “pop”. The quilting thread I used is Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton (Color 2310) over Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batt.
There are more feathers quilted on the border:
I simply have to show you the sweet fabric I used for the backing:
I hope you liked my Candied Pomegranates as much as I do! :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend.