My inspiration was a few lines of a song heard at church. I immediately saw the darkest parts of the heart being touched by light and turned into something of beauty. So I needed a very dark area to begin and allow it turn into a beautiful border area to surround the center.
I worked from the center outward, which is seldom how I work. Usually, I begin with the light area and that is rarely placed in the exact center. Then I will establish a dark edge and merge the two values. Creating the opposing corners on this one was different and a little more of a challenge for me. That is why this one has been hanging around on the design wall for a while. Yet a new year looming was a good reason to commit to it and get it done.
It is quilted in the center with larger swirls and then large meandering in the border. Those seam intersections are quite thick, so I really try to avoid them if possible.
From the Inside Out
34 inches by 34 inches
First finish for 2015, first floral, too! Let the new projects start. Happy stitching.