Below we see two sides of one quilt. Scattered geen eyed goldfish swim around a red octopus one one side. Each goldfish different because I want to remind myself each is an idividual although in the wild they look all the same to me.
On the other side several subtle dark octopuses crouch in corners. In the center circles flowers and leaves grow in a variety of patterns. Many of the leaves and flowers host bugs and in one circle lives a yellow spotted salamander, one of my favorite animals.
This octopus/leaf and bug side of the quilt is dedicated to a particular female octopus. A while ago she lived at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (they kept a resident octopus a few years then left it go replacing it with another). So for several years this particular octopus lady slithered out of her aquarium most every night when the people were gone. She spent her time exploring the empty building. In the morning the workers had an extensive octopus hunt then put her back in her water. Octopus are one of my favorite animals too along with slime mold.