Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Gorgeous Quilts

If you don't purchase anything else to take home with you from Guatemala, like art or jewelry or a handcrafted bag, (which seriously I don't know how tourists can resist any of these items), you will want to select a beautiful quilt.

Whether it's for a gift or to put on your bed at home, or to hang on a wall for display, these quilts are a work of art. (I would suggest washing by hand or having them dry cleaned, not to toss in the washer and dryer.)

This is a colorful but fairly simple design my daughter chose for the wall of the hotel entryway. It features the sun design which is very common in Mayan culture.


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! What sorts of materials are they made from? Why not wash in machine for instance? I have quilted only one quilt so far and have one on the hoop for hand quilting and I love the colour and design of this one. Really nice.

  2. That's beautiful! I really like the color palette on that.

  3. Very beautiful. Quilting is something I've wanted to do. Not certain if I could make my fingers do that fine work anymore.

  4. What I love about all the things you are showing us about Guatemala are all the stunning colors. Surrounded by those and the beautiful blue sea, life must be good.

  5. That's very interesting looking! We have quilts all over our house. My husband's grandmother made them.

  6. This is a beautiful quilt and different from the regular ones we see here. I like this better and love the sun motif

  7. That's a lovely quilt. Who could possibly resist buying one?! I don't quilt myself, but I love admiring the handiwork of others. Yet one more reason to visit Guatemala.

  8. Wow. I never made one, and unlikely to start now. But my home is filled with the real deal. I agree with Birgit that the one you posted is original.