I love the simplicity and the colors of Amish quilts. The use of dark or dull colors along with the clear brights is what makes those Amish quilts sing. I find the Southwest a very inspirational place to visit. I put the two loves together in this quilt and added prairie points for an unexpected accent. The unexpected makes a good quilt great. The simple diagonal quilting on the black background complements the quilting in the ditch in the pieced area.