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Peace like a River
When I read the title of this challenge, I immediately envisaged the thin blue line as a river meandering through snow-covered fields. I used a variety of white and cream fabrics for the patchwork fields of snow; these were randomly pieced, cut and re-sewn to achieve a crazy effect. I cut a sinuous strip of blue fabric to represent the river and placed it over the back and cotton wadding, then added several layers of white silk before layering the patchwork on top. I machine-quilted the piece with undulating lines that weave over and under each other, then added a glittery bead wherever a line of stitching ended to imitate dazzling snow. Finally I cut through all the layers to reveal the blue river hidden beneath. I added some blue beads to the river for extra sparkle.