Sandra's sample quilts were all done in Batiks and out of all of us in the class Louise and I were the only ones using all solids.
This is what we were attempting to achieve, perfect circles using reverse applique to allow a lighter colour through from the background and finished in a satin stitch!
Sewing the colours together to make a light bottom and a dark top and then pinning them all within an inch of their cotton life, took quite a bit of time and lots of concentration to match the seams properly!
I did visit the shops available during the weekend, and bought some YLI variegated thread, in blue to go with my collection. I struggle to find projects to use them with sometimes but like them in this piece. I use aurifil 50wt in the bobbin and YLI on top and it helps somehow, to get an even look.
This is where I am now and have to decide on which colours to use as a border. I'm leaning towards purple but could be tempted by the green/blues! What do you think?
If you ever have the chance to do a workshop with Sandra @ Sandy Quilts don't hesitate. She was a great teacher and we all had great fun attempting perfect circles!