When I read that the word we had was “Canyon” I thought of the obvious scene. I came up with many different idea’s that I could make instead of the valley view. Yet, the canyon scene kept calling me. Then I went to Santa Fe, NM to the SAQA conference and to visit with my son and his wife. With the beautiful scenery on my travels as well as from their apartment, this canyon quilt had to be created. The circle overlay was added to give the sense of viewing the landscape through the lens of a camera.I painted the fabric for the sky so that I could get the effect I wanted. Cherrywood fabric was used for the mountains. To make the circle look like the shutter, I turned under the edges like I would if I was appliquéing and placed the turned under edge on top. To darken the cuts and to prevent raveling I painted the cut fabric with pebeo setacolor paints.