Lavish Leaf, is one of my painted quilts. Paint sticks are easy and fun. But what I really want to talk about is the metallic thread that I used for the quilting. The thread helps fool the eye and lead the viewer to think that it is some kind of fancy applique done with a shimmery fabric.
It's not. Iridescent paint sticks and flat film thread
(probably Sliver). A couple of pointers about the thread. Use a metallic
needle, the smaller the better, I like an 80/12. Choose a polyester
bobbin thread, my favorite is The Bottom Line by Superior Threads. And
be sure to loosen the top tension as much as necessary to get a good
looking stitch. Most important of all, have fun!