I just finished marking a silk wholecloth that I started in a class taught by Karen McTavish this past weekend. This is my 2nd time to take this class by Karen. The first time was in 2004 and both my skills and Karens skills have grown and changed in 11 years. By retaking this class I've learned to add complexity in both design and execution.
Another challenge for myself was to use a piece of dupioni silk for the fabric. Dupioni has flaws and small slubs, but with it's imperfection lays it's charm. It is a rich cream that was easy to mark, but doesn't photograph well. Silk refracts light so easily that no matter the different lighting I've tried, I can't get a clean clear picture. After it's quilted I should be able to get a better photo with subtle side lighting to create more shadows.
Karen is a very talented quilter and teacher and I highly recommend her. She is also opening a new store front in Duluth with 5 machines set up to teach on and for you to rent to sew your own quilts. Check her out.