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Reflective Moment Quilt Pattern

My pattern, Reflective Moment, represents the perception and reality of my life. I think we all spend
some time reflecting on the life we’re living – past, present and future.

My original sketches for this quilt, done in my black and white grid-lined notebook using colored pencils, used various color palettes. I loved the purple version and knew it was the right direction for this quilt pattern.

My inspiration behind Reflective Moment was having one of those “life reflection” moments around the time of the birth of my child. The three colors do represent the past, the present and the future. The top of the quilt is a mirror of the bottom. The left side of the quilt is a mirror of the right side. It represents the interesting dichotomy of perception and reality. To me, my perceptions are reality which is why the quilt is a mirror. To understand and accept that belief means I can take ownership of what I have lived, what I’m currently living and what may come in life.

It also means that we’re human and sometimes we let our perceptions blur the lines of reality. This is why there's an "easter egg" of sorts to my quilt. I feel like I used to live a life where perceptions absolutely didn’t match reality – I think we all have those moments in life where we get down on ourselves because we think we’re failing at everything when in reality we aren’t. That’s why I pay homage to the progress I’ve made but the battles I still fight from time to time.

I hope you enjoy making this quilt. And I hope it makes you take a moment to reflect on the past, the present and the future.

Use the hashtag #ReflectiveMomentQuilt and tag @maeberrysquare on Instagram when you share your version of this quilt!

Purchase this pattern in my Etsy shop.


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