I have been working on a set of prayer flags. I use this term based on the Buddhist prayer flags. But, you can also find them among the Catholic religion, Native American rituals, and other spiritual practices. I consider myself to be a Buddhist (even though I have grown up and studied many different religions). The red, blue, yellow, white and green Buddhist prayer flags represent the elements. White symbolizes air, red is fire. Green is water, yellow is earth, and blue is wind. They also represent directions – North, South, East, West and Center.
I have used scrap upholstery material for the fronts that I sewed together. I then "crazy" quilted each piece using different hand stitching. I never repeated the style of stitch.