This method uses an old ragged quilt as the base. This old quilt was literally falling apart, so she used a layer of light pink netting to hold some of it together. She also used permanent markers to "dress up" the fabric. The batting of this old quilt was much softer and more appropriate for hand couching.
(Doesn't it make you want to dance-dance-dance!)
Most of the fibers are from our Fabulous Fiber Exchange last summer. The front and back fabrics were found on the free table at Darting Needles Quilt Guild a few months ago.