I have an awesome cousin. She has had a rough go for a couple of years. And this popped into my head fully fleshed out.
I scoured the Internet to make sure I was right in order of things and conferred with a pagan friend.
The four elements are loosely in the compass direction they would be placed in. (earth=north). The phase of the Moon is also in the associated element. And they glow in the freaking dark! (Yay fabric paint) also the freezer paper stencilled fairies (glitter fabric paint) are loosely masculine or feminine in appearance and are also in the element they are related to.
The back was a blue and green circle pattern that made me think of old school fairy rings and I used purple bobbin thread. Some of my reading let me think that purple was associated with the 'spirit' element that ties the other four together. I thought it was fitting.
Was delivered Saturday. And I'm pretty sure it will be well loved. I mean her hubby try to claim it first.
Some close up picks of some of the paper piecing. And traditional blocks.