As you know, I am a member of the Canadian Quilters' Association. They have started doing quarterly challenges for their members... with great prizes. This last one was to create a quilt within a 48" perimeter and the theme was 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'.
I started out by using some sandy looking hand dyed fabric. Then took some fabric dye and made it into a paint. I painted the bottom of my son's running shoes and stamped it on the fabric.
After letting it dry, I picked out an area I thought would work and quilted it.
I decided to quilt the background with a meandering dark brown thread... to create a wind blown effect in sand. The footprints were outlined in a navy blue thread to highlight the treads.
I call it 'Summer in the Sun'. It was nice to create something small and without a lot of planning. I just went for it, no sketch pad, no pre-design, just created! And loved it.