At AMQF last year, I was inspired by a gorgeous and remarkable quilt by Jamie Wallen which employed applique over organza layered over an otherwise wholecloth quilt sandwich. I sourced a few colours of polyester crystal organza and have been experimenting with layering and the effects I can create.
These are the three main fabrics I'm working with; a dark teal blue organza, an aqua batik/hand dye and an pale gold organza. The organzas are hard to photograph and took a while to edit in Photoshop to get them accurate, but I wanted to try and show the difference between the original appearance and how they appear layered (in progress below - even harder to photograph, although the colours are fairly true).
This is just a peek at what I'm working on at the moment. I have a vision of how it will turn out, but I suspect it will surprise me. I've actually ended up using quite different applique techniques and styles from the inspiration quilt, but plan to stick with the dense style of quilting from the original which I learned in the class I took - only I'll be incorporating my own elements.