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This post is to revisit a quilt that, though finished in Feb of this year, continues to inspire me. Initially, I wanted to enter a quilting challenge called the Big Love challenge at The Quilt Show, and did, making "If Only" with my delicious little smiley faces, mod flowers, and the hippie bus I never owned cause I was way too young in the 60's to own a bus. During the making of "If Only", my mind kept returning to an idea I'd had while thinking of big love - the imagery of the Lion and the Lamb. The love that God has demonstrated to me in the years since I met Him, has been unceasing - forgiving - life changing - ie - Big Big Love! Everytime I look at it, I get warm fuzzies inside that have nothing to do with the delicious colors on a black background.
While I have detailed the process I went through to make this quilt here, and while I did learn several new techniques that I hadn't known before, that's not the purpose for revisiting it today. This quilt was a turning point in my life - a place where I decided I could dream up a concept, plan out it's making, and then see it to the end. I could paint with fabric - I could be an artist!
I've entered this post in the Quilt Festival going on right now at Amys Creative Side blog. You might check it out to see all the other neat entries! It's a great bloghopping opportunity!