After a little indecision, and A LOT of help from my friends, I finally tackled and finished this UFO. It has been quilted, bound, labeled, and is currently drying out after blocking it.
So how did I quilt it in the end? Well, I did stitch-in-the-ditch with monofilament thread. And it was looking pretty good, but I did realize at that point that it was going to need more dense quilting. It is a table topper, after all, and I wanted to make sure anything set on it wouldn’t topple over. So I went back and looked at the alternatives and the suggestions some of you made. Thank you for that!
So what did I do? Something I hadn’t even considered until I read SewCalGal‘s suggestion. Of course! With all the beautiful threads out there, a little thread painting was just what it needed. Thank you, Darlene! I’m loving this piece! (You can click on the photo for a larger image)
And a couple of close-ups…