As the project progressed, I added some more symbols of connection--I had a lot of fun braiding the gold thread and, instead of quilting the interior areas of the two elements, making a pattern of woven pearl cotton.
And the grouping of six of the little asterisk shapes near the bottom of the quilt was not an accident.
I named it "Metaphor" because early on I thought of this as a kind of physical representation of metaphor, a deep connection between seemingly unconnected things. The quilt is 10 x 16" (I like the shape!) and made from my hand-dyes.
And now I have finished my contribution, I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with! Thanks, Carol, for coming up with a great word for our first endeavor.