I've managed to finish another month's challenge piece: January!
I blogged about it earlier, and did indeed decide to add the black embroidery around the letters. I think it helped.
I used "made fabric", all in various blues, for my background.
Then I added my word in bright colors that I thought would stand out on that background. But the background was pretty bright itself, so adding the embroidery helped them stand out a bit better.
That upper right corner seemed a bit bare, since all the letters were down low, so I added the sun. I don't know about you, but I'm always inspired more on a sunny day . . .
I quilted it with a blue variegated thread, and experimented with all sorts of little mini-filler designs, just for practice. The finished quilt measures 12" x 24". Perfect size to hang on the wall in my studio and be inspired every day.
Am I the last one done with this challenge?