On another side of the quilting design front, I tried something new with some patches of white burnout velvet that I stitched into an experimental crazy quilt bag. Once I had everything pieced I embellished the voids around the velvet with holographic Sulky thread in scatter stitch. Here's the velvet with violet Sulky:
And gold Sulky:
Close-up (sorry it's a bit blurry):
You have to keep the stitches pretty small and random, but the effect is really pretty.