Quilt of the Day: Tower of Babel

This quilt is a world class example of color and intensity.
The quilter is Patch & Cia.
If I am reading this correctly, she is showing her quilt at the Houston Quilt Show. Congratulations.
The inspiration for this quilt is actually a biblical passage.
Genesis 11:4-9

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel[a]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
Reading that – it is exactly the picture represents. At first glace, it could be rain, and clouds and a rainbow. Or it could be a gritty urban scene with sunlight and color shining through.
Will this shift my perspective on quilt design? Do quilts grow from beautiful fabrics? Or from pictures in your mind that move amazing to show through the fabric?

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