Well after thinking, turning and more thinking, I thought I might be able to use a portion of it. I cut it in half and rotated the fabric clockwise, ending up with a piece that looked like this.
Remember I had to incorporate the design element "LINE" and use the rust dyed fabric in some way. I vertically couched thread and wool, using the vertical rust dyed lines as a guide to incorporate line.
Then using Superior's Bottomline thread in black, I added a bit of thread sketching. I still needed to add something so you could see what I was aiming for. A few fussy cut leaves strategically placed did the trick. Voila!!! Here is the final piece.
It measures 8" x 10" and will sit very nicely in my journal; the first of many journal quilts I hope.
Which brings me to the next challenge this group has been asked to produce. At our meeting this last Tuesday we talked about SHAPE and TEXTURE, two additional design elements. At the end of the meeting we were each given this.
Yup! a copper scrubbie, and told to incorporate it into a piece demonstrating TEXTURE.
Hum....off to the drawing board, but if any of you have any suggestions how this can be put into a fibre art piece, speak up, 'cause I'm drawing a blank at the moment.