Made in 2004 as my Guild's challenge "The Shape You Are In". We were given a few different shapes to choose from, and two fabrics. The challenge was to create a quilt of our choice using two of the shapes and as much or as little of the fabric as you liked. The challenge fabric was the black in the border and a red and white stripe shown as the seed below.
At the time the challenge was given my husband had lost his job on the same day his dad passed and the whole family was suffering from Strep and some other lingering virus.... We were in bad shape. I made the life spiral that we all seem to go up and down on... No matter where you are on the spiral, with strong roots the spring sun always will shine and eventually the flowers will bloom again.
The details were hand beaded and embroidered. And, in the border I hand beaded sequins in the flower centers. Stupidly I also hand glued on crystals..... this was prior to my purchase of the hot fix type. I hope you are enjoying your day no matter where you are on the spiral!