Last September I took a workshop with Deborah Fell. The workshop was a blast, and while I'm not sure I learned anything new in terms of technique, I did seem to get a lot of inspiration and I came away feeling like I had "permission" to do some of the work I've always wanted to do. At the workshop I got started on several different pieces, but no where near finished on any of them. When I got home I continued to work with one piece in particular. I mostly took apart what I had begun at the workshop and revamped the whole thing. Something about this process really spoke to me and I completed this piece in record time. I began with color washes on a piece of canvas. Then I collaged papers and fabrics on top with glue. These collage items were created in a frenzy of mark making and painting until I had two tons of materials that I began randomly tearing up. So fun! When I had a collage I was happy with I added batting and backing and began stitching. There is more paper in this "quilt" than fabric, and quite a few layers in some places but I had no trouble stitching it. I love everything about this process and I'm thrilled with the result, although not so thrilled with the photo, LOL! Here is the final piece.