Quilting to me has always been about the fabrics. I grew up in a family of traditional quilters and would always imagine my mother and grandmother’s quilts with fabrics of my choice. I moved away and started traveling and collecting fabrics from all over the world. My first few quilts were simple traditional patterns. I joined the Modern Quilt guild last year looking for a better way to showcase my fabric pile, and was amazed by the absolutely stunning quilts that were being made. On a whim I decided to sign up for this quilt show having no idea what I would do. To me, Modern quilting is not using a pattern, and I had never done that before. It was always so intimidating! I knew that I would have to just dive into it, and the smaller sized quilt was the perfect chance. I decided to go with a sun themed quilt because I had some sun flavored fabrics lying around. I first created a design board online (pinterest.com) of other sun quilts, then I got my creative juices flowing using Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s method of “making fabric”. I worked the quilt bottom up and knew I needed some texture for my sun. The silk taffetas are probably my favorite in the piece. I am surprised at how much I like this now that it is finished, and how easy it was!