I painted a yard of fabric a while ago and hadn't been able to cut into it or find a use for it as a background. The white squiggly lines were made with a glue resist, painted over, then washed out.
Finally, I decided that I would use it for an improv quilt. A few months ago, one of my friends taught us how to take advantage of transparency in a quilt. We made 18" blocks with free hand curved lines. I used turquoise shades and a white and black print.
Some of the others in the group made 4 blocks and sewed them together. They looked fabulous! But I didn't want to do the same thing. So, I cut it each block into 6 pieces and inserted 5 strips of my hand painted fabric. Here is the result: