I loved thinking about this theme. My quilt was inspired by Gershwin's piece, Rhapsody in Blue which always makes me think of a vast city at night. Gershwin improvised some of the first performance of the piece so it seemed right to make an improvised quilt while aiming for the illusion of a cityscape of tall buildings lit up in the dark. I used shot cottons, all of which have a blue warp thread, and some gold silk. As the piece progressed it seemed to need a frame too. I originally wanted to include a swirl of flying geese in diminishing sizes to represent the glissando on the clarinet at the start of the piece but I was too cowardly and now I wish I hadn't been, though I'm not sure how I would have fitted it in!