Naatowápo’takiis Quilt Pattern
Sacred Circles Community Healing Project
Using Hand Dyed Cloth Made Sacred With Otahpiaaki Indigo
Song: Ulali, “Mother,” Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women CD, World Music, 1995.
My version is to make a quilted blanket shawl using the same design concept as the community quilt. Follow Blog to make your own.
I will be using Five Yards Scoured Fabric:
- Divide 1 1/2-yards into three half-yards pieces.
- Tear half-yard pieces in half to make six 18”x22” units.
- Bind into three pairs of circle designs. Use found objects to embed into cloth to make circle. I used both the ring and flat disk from canning jar lids, and Spider Woman design.
- Bind the 1-yard piece of fabric in a wide width Little Canoe.
- Bind the 1/2 yard of fabric in a narrow width Little Canoe
- Twist and bind the remaining 2-yards of fabric. This will become the blanket shawl back cloth.
Narrow & Wide Fan Folds for “Little Canoe” Resist Pattern Design
Bound Bundles. I used green Kona Cottons to over dye in indigo for my quilt. You can divide yardage to accommodate print fabrics or unbleached cotton muslin.