So I have been practicing free motion quilting…
I am pretty happy with how I am doing. There are two things I need to work on. The first is speed. I have a tendency to go fast and I do better when I slow it down a bit. And second, I really need to chalk lines so I can keep things straight. Easy enough to fix, I think.
The quilt is sandwiched and ready to move to the machine. I am hesitant, though. I cannot decide what color thread to use for the quilting.
Here’s a peek at the quilt sandwich. The top is the aqua print with a large red applique. The back is orange gingham with a patchwork strip (aqua, red, orange, yellow, gray). The binding is going to be a red and white large scale print. So what do I do? My original thought was to use white on top and red on the back, but now I am wondering if that is wise. Other options include orange on top, aqua on back or maybe red on top, aqua on back or red on both top and back…..Suggestions, anyone?