I tried the doily on several different green backgrounds. I had a really hard time capturing the colors in photos, especially for the darker ones, but I settled on a very dark green dupioni silk from my stash (it's the far right that looks almost black, but in person is a lovely forest green). After a little bit of pre-marking I just started quilting away.
I bound it in a green microsuede which gives a nice soft texture in person. The Christmas tree I quilted in the middle felt a bit off center to me because I placed it so the widest part of the tree would sit in a wider part of the wreath, so I decided to quilt the words "Lux Venit" (the Light is coming) under it in reference to Jesus' birth on Christmas.
|Lux Venit, Shannon Conley, c.2016|
Happy Advent and Merry Christmas and I hope you're finding time to celebrate with those near to you this time of year!