This time not a circle quilt - although I might use this idea for a future one - but a quilt for the Voyage group. For this group the theme this year is Earth and I am focussing on aerial views. This photo by George Steinmetz of the salt mines in Niger was my inspiration source:
Some time ago I had bought a piece of black textured felt. At that time no idea how I was going to use it, but it was the starting point for this quilt. I applied gold/bronze textile paint to it. First I tried paintstiks on a small sample, but the rubbing reduced the texture. To create more depth I glued 2 pieces of felt together. When I started cutting the holes the second layer moved a bit. At first annoying till I realised that this would give some shadow emphasizing the depth of the mines.
I could not find a piece of fabric with the coloring I wanted, so I painted the batting using orange and red paint. A minimal of quilting completes this quilt.
Here you see a detail picture: