At some point you put the last of the borders on you pieced quilt and think, "Almost done!" You get kind of excited and want to show people what you have accomplished. And then comes the realization. You have not yet begun to sew. The quilting part of the quilt has yet to be done.
The last quilt I made I used the same thread to quilt it as I had used to sew the pieces together. I was unhappy with the way the neutral thread showed up on the bright colors. I really hated how it looked on the back. So I did it a little differently this time.
The middle of the quilt is very red, so I chose red for the top thread and red for the bobbin thread. I was going to stitch in arrows or points and I thought it would look good. I have such a dark fabric, though, that it is hard to see unless you are really looking.
For the rest of the quilt I have, and will, use a dark blue thread for the bobbin. It matches really well and is very hard to see. I can even mess up and no one will know!
I just have the last borders to do and then the binding. Oh, and the label. I have to see who and where this quilt is going before I print the label. I may not be able to give it away. I really like it so far. Thank You , Margo!