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.

9 comments:


  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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