The Challenge theme for this year's Bayberry Quilt show was "My EsCAPE" A great many were beach themed. The viewer's choice was a delightful scene on a beach, a very corpulent woman walking a dog. The actual quilter is not at all that size, but she has a sense of humor. Her note said her dream was to have a "dog beach" where she could take her dog.
This is my entry, which also is beachy. I love the occasional Sunday when I can sit on the beach and work on the NYTimes crossword puzzle. Rachel took the photo which I printed on fabric and then added the water, sand and a bit of beach grass (as we were asked to use some green). I actually hand quilted the whole quilt -- but it's only 20 x22 including the border. I looked for an appropriate border fabric but found none, so I printed actual crossword puzzle on fabric as well.
I wish I'd taken more photos, but I didn't. I seem to have A LOT of quilt photos on my photo file, and I really don't go back and look at them very often. There are JUST SO MANY wonderful quilts in the world. And so many of them inspire me.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!