I find I like working in larger dimensions. I made Venus: Midnight Bloom in 8" x 10" and now finished another piece. Venus: Midnight Bloom #2, 8" x 10" I matted and framed myself in a 11in x 14in frame. Kimscraftyapple http://kimscraftyapple.blogspot.com/of my Quiltsy team suggested I step outside of the box and do some silver needlelace in the corner and I took it a bit farther and added the silver cord needlelace throughout. I did more machine stitching on this piece with the cotton pearl instead of the hand stitching and no distressing the background.