I have a quilt sandwich I use for practicing my machine quilting before I quilt on the real thing. I had finished a a practicing piece and was going to throw it out when I asked myself a question could I colour and cut this and make a card for this week? Using non metallic paint sticks I started drawing over the patterns on the practice piece and then I cut out a few different pieces and played with them. One of the pieces reminded me of a rose so I began to develop this idea. The effect was very different but beautiful. I will be keeping all my practice pieces in future and further developing them after this experimentation.
I love how the lines of quilting still come though under the added colour giving the feeling of movement and depth.
Now will I ever throw any scraps away again?
I might need more storage.............