Terry Grant has introduced some good ideas about mark making on the quiltart list. Marks that are not necessarily surface design types like screening, or painting, or airbrushing. I love how she categorizes the history of mark making, from cave painting to the universal methods children use.
All good stuff. But how to translate it to fabric. Yes I could quilt in these types of lines ...even vary the thickness.But it occurs to me looking at these, that there are a multitude of fabrics with similar linear patterns. I'm going to try an image by combining linear patterns and see what happens.