Another one that’s been done before, though this time I left it at 8 patches rather than 9, and I think it works better. It seems to look a little more balanced.
This one is about 4.5″ in diameter; hand-pieced hand-dyed silk applied to a background of natural calico. I’ve couched a decorative wool yarn (also hand-dyed) around the edge just to finish off the outline.
I like this one. It reminds me a bit of the pagan wheel of the year with its eight festivals, so it carries a suggestion of the endless passing of time. Transcending the awareness of time can be an important factor in the search for peace.