This piece was made to demonstrate the stages of stitch and flip, using a grid. I thought that I'd try to be clever with my grid, using a strong contrast to illustrate the point. At each stage I thought I could counteract the dumpy nature of the beast - a little gem it isn't!
This piece is showing much paler than the real thing, but it illustrates the point well enough. I followed Judy Austin's free pattern on the Little Gem website, making a whole cloth quilt and rollering it with paint to age it. I enjoyed the quilting so much that I overdid it, with the result that there is little change in surface texture. It's been suggested that I could use it as a background for 'something' but nothing springs to mind!