It was a big round dark circle that had tiny colors running through it. Actually kind of neat looking when suddenly it went 'poof' and I had a nice little fire started on my quilt. I'm looking around frantically trying to find something to put it out. Wait, I've got a drink with me but I have to think about this. What is it that I have with me? A coke? Tea? I'm worried about staining my basically black quilt here (Alcohol?) No, I've got water! I grab up my glass and pour it on.
Who says quilting can't be exciting?
Fortunately this did not touch the quilt itself and I was able to finish it. For the corners I wanted a certain look: a fan. The only way I could see to do this was to sandwich the pieces in. My quilting group tried to dissuade me from this but I was happy with the results.
On the back I used hand dyed fabric that I picked up in my travels but it wasn't quite big enough. Needed to add so I did a 'brick' look and in the bricks I added the ties manufacturing label.
I do a lot of back art for my quilts. The extra 'brick' fabric that I cut off from here went for the binding on another quilt.