With Resurrection Sunday just around the corner, I'm focusing on my quilt, Arms of Love, which was inspired by the movie "The Passion of the Christ." Each applique element is rich in meaning.
For example, the wings shown below are symbolic of resurrection to new life.Normally, of course, wings would not be purple and red. White wings wouldn't have shown up against this light background. Part of the joy of quilting is "artistic license" to change colors to suit your purposes. Here, the purple feathers have red quills while the red feathers are edged with gold and have purple quills.
Keep in mind that the value contrast of the fabrics is more critical to the design than the actual colors.
Happy Quilting and Happy Easter!