The Fast Friday Fabric Challenge for December 2007 was to focus on either fire or ice. Since I could not decide on either one, I combined them in a Yin/Yang mandala. The fire side is a gold satin, and the ice a metallic silver weave. I used Angelina® fiber, cutting the pieces in curves for fire, angular for ice, and quilted the piece in a spiral. I added beads in the “tail” on each side, seed beads in warm colors for fire, silver bugle beads for ice, partly to help anchor the Angelina where the quilting left loose edges.
The binding is a flat black to make the whole design pop, a little over an inch wide, pulled over the edge of a circle of foam core.