Initially I thought of fireworks, but I wasn't prepared to test my skill at thread painting. So I tried to get inspired by asking the questions, when does one celebrate? how does one celebrate? That last one gave me the answer. Champagne is used to toast at weddings, shower a race car driver after a win, celebrate the beginning of a new year and so on. I had my inspiration; depict the popping of a champagne cork!
It was my first attempt at adding Angelina fibers to a quilt, along with foil for the bottle neck, beading for champagne droplets and some free motion couching to represent streamers. I think the streamers could have been a bit heavier. I'll have to experiment some more with that. I used a bit of free motion quilting to the background hoping to add to the sense of celebration. Overall I'm happy with the result. What do you think? Shall we crack one open?