Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Costa Rican Molas

While I was on vacation in Costa Rica, I was able to find some Costa Rican molas.  A mola is an applique that is common in Latin American countries.  The stitches are teeny tiny and the detail work is very intricate.  Typically, molas are created with a dark or black background, but I saw a couple of molas in yellow.  I brought four molas home with me, with hopes that I will stitch them into a quilt to commemorate my vacation.  Stop by the shop to see the molas! 
(In case you were wondering, I looked and looked for a quilt shop in Costa Rica, but had no luck...  Do you think it's because daily temps average around 90 degrees?)

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