I decided I really liked the idea of adding some black frames to the piece but wasn't quite sure how I would do it.
I remembered seeing a demonstration on how to piece a circle into a square of fabric and wondered if I might be able to use the same principal to create the design I wanted.
First I used a square ruler to cut a square from the center:
Next I stitched a strip of black fabric around the square cut out, flipped the square around and then stitched the square back into the hole. I have never stitched a Y seam and of course I wasn't smart enough to look up instructions on youtube BEFORE I stitched. I just worked intuitively and miraculously it fit and lays flat too!
I then repeated the process for the next square and added a thicker black border around the outer edge:
I love how it turned out!
I'm thinking I need to make a few more of this pattern with my other ice dyed fabrics.
. . .But I must restrain myself and quilt this piece FIRST.
Making another one like it will be my reward for finishing this one.
The top is 37" square.
Any brilliant ideas on how to quilt it?
Lines? squiggles? circles? feathers?
Do I quilt the borders or leave them to pop out?
So many questions to answer before I quilt.
If you have answers to any of these questions please let me know in the comments section!