I am always saying to my students "look at the negative space too". But when it came to thinking about this challenge, I was a bit stumped.
Then I remembered that whenever I cut out a spiral, I have a cute leftover piece which is almost the same.
So here is my version of negative space.
I quilted right over the design without stitching down the fused edges, as I thought the stitching might detract. It was an interesting exercise, as the stitching pulled it in and there were a few anxious moments until it was all done.
Beading finished the edges. I enjoyed this project and hope you like it.