This is a relatively small piece-only 19" by 21". I loved the way the mandala came out of the dye bath, but have been having difficulty figuring out how to quilt any of the ones I've made. I decided that this would be a good size to experiment with. It is faced rather than bound, and will fit my new hanging systems quite nicely. The title comes from the fact that the finished piece/design is not at all what I had planned, or expected, it to be.
While working on the quilting, I decided that the centre portion needed something more, and decided to bead it in a "sunburst " configuration. Now, having seen it in the photo, I'm thinking that I need something in the very middle. Not sure what that may be but I'm leaning toward a group of maybe three larger blue beads, as are around the edge of the sunburst. The marking lines are obviously a problem, but aren't nearly as prominent as they appear in the photo. I'll know to use a different method, if I do another.
I plan to link this with The Needle and Thread Network