My husband and I were in the process of moving to New Mexico when I made this little quilt. He had already left to set up house while I stayed behind to close up the old place. I needed something to do while he was away, so I decided to take a class at a local shop...quilter's always make good company.
I think this quilt is was the catalyst for change when it comes to my "style" of quilting. The teacher was really encouraging when it came to letting your creative side loose. She taught us that contrast not only comes in the form of values, but also in shape, form, and texture...all of which can be applied to quilting. She also encouraged us to have pure fun with our quilting.
It still hangs on my kitchen wall. It's vivid, funky, and encouraging.