The Other Side by Carson Converse, 2015

The Other Side by Carson Converse, 2015

I was thinking a lot about why we work so hard to get "somewhere" while making this quilt. Life can feel like an uphill battle, yet we don't always pause to think about what is on the other side. Is it worth the climb? I must have been optimistic at the time because a steep climb leads to a gentle slope with increased visual interest and hand-painted fabric. The children's song "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" was stuck in my head for weeks as I worked on this quilt.