I was just on another thread about couching and bobbin work and mentioned thread painting. That got me to wondering--what have you added to a quilt as a surface addition that was odd? Why?
I have two answers. Mahjongg tiles--wooden tiles used to play a Chinese game that I happen to enjoy. I've also added old, (sometimes) rusty, small pieces of metal with odd shapes or colors that I found in my dad's shop--when I saw the discarded metal pieces, I just saw them on an art quilt. Of course I had to see how that would work!