I considered making some piecework, as I had just watched a Sally Collins' video yesterday on precision piecing. Then I thought about doing a crazy patch. But what I really think of when I see Radiance is how beautiful it looks quilted!
I could have done a simple feather wreath, but I wanted to do something different. I mean, if it is a challenge, it should stretch your abilities. So I searched my Quilting Designs and found this design! Perfect! So I did a practive piece on muslin, with turquoise Isacord thread. Started to add some thread painting details. Yeah! That's a good touch
So I created this! But this wasn't Radiance, it was a piece of cotton sateen. Not the same. And although you probably couldn't tell it over the net from the picture, I would know that it wasn't Radiance. So although it was great practice, it was back to the drawing board.
Taking inspiration from my favorite coffee mug, I drew up this design. I wanted to add the snail, because I know how to stitch 'em!
Sorry for the sideways picture...grrr! So this is done on a light brown piece of Radiance. Superior threads of King Tut, Kimono silk, Rainbow, and one YLI. I think the drawing looks better than the actual execution. But it was fun! I used a wool batting, which gives it a bit of loft!
So, the moral of this story is, sometimes it pays to just keep your fingers off the keyboard rather than adding your two cents worth! Have a quilty day!