All the colors dance with splendor as light streams in from cathedral windows. Sharp, refracting beams collapsing into a most delightful whole. As we raise our faces towards the heavens, we find each beauty outlined by grief, each sacred motif framed in shadows.
|cathedral window, quilt by Susan Wessels, fabric stack, trees, monarchs|
Blue is the color of cathedral windows. True blue, most blue, royal blue. It's sky and sea and peace enveloping the kaleidoscope of life's rich hues. And it casts a dreamy wonder in these sacred spaces. Blue smooths the waters lapping along our rocky shores.
|jellyfish, candles, water, stained glass, St. George's Cathedral, boat, quilt by Stolzfus|
Then hand in hand with royal blue weaves another royal shade. Lavender and orchid, grape and magenta - in cathedral windows rare purple is as plentiful as rain. It lends an air of mystery wrapped in royal robes of light.
|butterfly, flowers, quilt by SillyBoodilly, makeup, stained glass|
Into dark, cavernous halls, cathedral windows usher light and color and the heritage of story. They invite us to make space in the dark corners of our hearts for new, bold beautiful beings; for virtues that shine like gemstones and draw others to join in their song. Ruby red, emerald green, amber and aquamarine sparkle in the company of cool royal blue and purple, bringing together all the colors just as we ought to bring all together with our love.
|flowers, blue interior, quilt by Lieblingsdecke, quilt by lilabellelane, hummingbird|
Such is the power of art to inspire our hearts and our hands.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at The Loopy Ewe. You can browse fabrics sorted by style here. Use the links in the left sidebar to sort by color, designer, etc. if you like. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Cathedral Windows. There are many possibilities, though be sure to include some royal blue and other saturated colors.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic (though you may use any mosaic tool of your choice). Copy and paste image url's from The Loopy Ewe. To find url's first go to the item page, then right click on the image you want and choose "copy image URL".
To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here. If it suits you, link to a blog post explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest. But no blog post is required (you can put your image url in the url space). Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.
***Important Tip*** If possible, share your mosaic so that when it's loaded to the link up and you click on your mosaic, it takes viewers to see a larger version. This makes it so much easier for me to see your mosaic and consider it as a finalist! Hosting your mosaic in a public place (such as Flickr or Instagram) and linking the URL works beautifully!
Add your mosaic by midnight January 21st. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Sunday the 22nd, I'll open voting. We'll have two winners! The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!! Winners announced January 25th. Enjoy!