If you're here visiting from Amy's, welcome! And thank you to Amy for doing the BQF's, I've loved every one and am so glad she does it!
I wasn't going to enter a quilt this time, I've not been creating much lately and didn't have one I wanted to show, but then I remembered this one....
Island Dance. I'd made this quilt years ago, when I first discovered the joy of painted quilts. I'd never done applique and this was how I translated my designs to fabric. My sweet friend Shirley had showed me how to do this. I wasn't totally happy with it, but she loved it so much, I gave it to her, and she still loves it.
It's on my list to be re-made, but all in fabric, no paint. I want to do a collage type quilt with this design. I think the paint looks flat, no life to it, and I want to try to really make it pop. But it's still one of my favorites, maybe because my friend treasures it....I think too, because I drew it myself, and while I'm certainly no Picasso, I like the fact that I tried. It reminds me to keep on trying.
I hope everyone is enjoying the festival, I know I sure am!