This quilt is inspired by the variegated stone colors at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rocks Canyon Recreation Area in Nevada. These parks contains many wonderful petroglyphs that are very accessible.
There is also very striking coloration in a broad range of colors to the stone formations. One we particularly enjoyed was called Calico Hills.
Calico Hills has broad stripes of pale pink, salmon, burgundy, and even some golden shades - very close to the colors in this hand painted textile art.