Yesterday when I got up and went to admire the blooms
on my Christmas cactus that is still putting on a show; I guess benign neglect is good when it comes to this plant, I had no plans of making another small piece, but I came across a line drawing of this simple flower online and got the itch to pull out the paint and the brushes. I really do not need and excuse to paint or quilt, but I did have something to explore and that was for a couple of weeks I have wanted to try using two layers of batting as a friend of mine does in her work to see if I liked the feel and look of a piece after it is quilted, blocked and trimmed. I must admit, I do.
The texture quilting gives a piece is one of the things I aim for in my work. What I found was the quilting seems to be more evident with the two layers of batting and the two layers were easy to handle under the needle.
I have been using a wool and rayon blend felt along with a layer of Warm and Natural batting for about 4-5 years in my work and like the look using both of these gives.
Now that I have tried the two layers of batting I think working with two layers is worth trying the next time I make something larger. This piece measures about 18" x 28".