I am pleased this top is done.
Working with my shibori dyed fabrics is interesting, fun and often a challenge - as you are going where “No quilter has ever gone before”.
I know I couldn’t do this without a design wall and the ability to stand back many feet and look at it.
I usually keep my design wall in my great room as most house activity goes on in that room. This gives me the opportunity to study the piece and fine tune what I think might work.
I will put off quilting it for a few months (or more)!
Often I have to study a piece for a long time to decide how I want to quilt it.
There are two considerations as I am deciding how to quilt something:
1. The quilting must complement the design of the quilt
2. The quilting should be the simplest possible design that will do number 1.
In the quilt world there seems to be an emphasis to do as much quilting as possible in the most ornate way possible on many wonderful quilts.
That is not my style. No offense to those accomplished quilters who are doing that type of quilting meant.
I have quilted long enough to see styles of quilting, fabric, design, embellishment, etc. ebb and flow in popularity.
I also know that I need to be true to myself and not follow the pop trend of the day.