I finished this 20” piece, this color is so hard to photograph!!
Everything was free motion quilted.
Coloring this mandala design (it has 40 repeats) with thread was a lovely experience, BUT:
– I stitched too much and flattened the design too much (I should have stopped at picture#3 );
– the variegated thread takes too much attention!
– the textured quilting outside the wreath doesn’t highlight the mandala design (even if it is different than the stippling just inside the outer wreath and has a radial direction).
LIVE, QUILT and LEARN! I am stitching another one!