More stretching out of my comfort zone with the quilting on my modern setting for a batik quilt came with loading it up on the frame for quilting. The border, sashing, batting and backing are all black. The batting is part polyester and part cotton, yet another new experience for me. Plus I used Bottom Line thread in the bobbin for the first time.
You cannot see where the top edge ends and where the batting comes out from under!! Mercy!! How was I going to quilt this, daylight was essential, and not a rainy day I needed bright sunshine. I had the crazy idea to quilt it in black too. NOT!!
Thank heavens for the great longarm quilters at the longarm quilter’s forum that talked me out of black, and into a softer brown/grey.
I was happier with that color over the blocks, as it didn’t stand out on the medium tones.
And it shows nicely on the black, but I knew every little bobble would show, so I had to be very careful and smooth in the movement of the longarm.
All finished and ready to be bound.
More about this quilt next time, binding this beast is up next. Black on black with black thread.
Val’s Tuesday Archive in January 2018