Art Quilts Around the World, which has a different theme every 3 months. Our first theme was 'self portrait' and you can see 'me' here....nothing great! I really did enjoy working on this theme. So much fun!
I just happened to have brought with me some small fabric pieces and I loved the colors in this hand dyed piece I did many years ago!
So, it was my inspiration for colors to use for Carnival.
Of course, the piece needed 'something' so I added circles using one of Mary Beth Shaw's stencils I love! Yes, I bring all my stencils to Florida each year! And my oil pastels, which I used with my stencil!
I sandwiched the piece and used variegated thread to free motion quilt the entire background. I had in my mind to add a beaded mask so......
I found a mask on one of the coloring pages on the web and printed out onto a sheet of Wash-Away Applique paper. I layered it onto a piece of batting and started to bead, bead, bead!