This is my first attempt at thread painting. I took a photograph of a thistle and fixed some things in Photo Shop then thread painted the thistle. I then painted a canvas to resemble the thistle background. That took 3-4 tries before I was happy. It still is drab but that is just how the back ground is. I used eyelets on the corners then threaded pearl cotton through and around to the back and stappled it down. The canvas is 9×12 and the little quilt is 8×7. I satin stitched around the edges.