I was working in my studio and I had a partially finished art quilt on the design board when a customer came in for another purchase but saw the wall hanging and said, ‘Oh that one is Fire and Ice, isn’t it’? There was the name I had been looking for! A hand-painted background with lots of metallic effects demanded layers of tulle and specialty fabrics. Aside from all the sewing, every piece is also fused to the background. This art quilt required many, many, many hours of intense and difficult work. The magical castle was burning but the icicles are slowing down the fires. Do you feel the heat?