Beauty, Happiness, Family, and Love was begun in an applique technique class, "Oriental Ladies," by Patricia McLauglin. It took her some time to decide what to do with the ladies. The land landscape gave her the center design using the sunset as a backdrop. She found characters from the internet for her corners. Diane also took inspiration from Kumiko Sudo's book, Circles of the East.
The quilt uses cotton fabric, Quilter's Dream batting, YLI glazed hand quilting cotton thread, and is machine quilted with YLI silk.
It was displayed at IQF Houston 2012.
Take a closer look at Diane's needle-turn applique, piping, and hand and machine quilting.