Born of the taffeta selvages (the bright outer edges salvaged from Shifting Rock Strata) this quilt sings of happy surprises. Pinned onto five strips of black, the bright bits sat for a while and then began to sway to a melody played by the leftover squares from that same set of fabric. The next step was to line up and layer the strips and squares, like dancing girls prancing before a black background Then this impromptu song & dance shouted for the embellishment of beads and shiny stitches and called for a quilted backdrop of gold.
The owner of this quilt calls it Rain Dance. It is a better title and I am very glad this early quilt (made in 2006) went to a good home. It was one of the first quilts that I sold and it seems right to acknowledge its owner for her support of my early stitchings, not only by buying this quilt but through her enthusiastic encouragement. I am grateful.