A few weeks ago a local friend dropped off a quilt for me to quilt. She used my Wayward Transparency pattern, and together we selected coordinating Aurifil thread colors for the different fabrics in the quilt top: 2360 (Chocolate), 2330 (Light Chestnut), and 2311 (Muslin). Which left me to ponder just how I was going to quilt it! Tish from Tish ‘n Wonderland just happened to finish quilting a mini quilt version of the Wayward Transparency design as I was pondering what I would do while I waited on the thread order, and her quilting was just the inspiration I needed!
Taking inspiration from the “ghost” motif that Tish created, I used a similar dot to dot approach within the piecing for my friend. I used a rounded edge boxy meander for the background, and a narrow piano key motif for the border.
My favorite detail in the quilting can be seen in each corner where I quilted as if the piano key borders overlap and those lines leading into the lighter triangle is what set how I quilted the lighter brown areas within the piecing as well.
The back of the quilt is the same as the background print: very light white! You can clearly see all the color changes and how the design reads from the back. Personally, I thought a lot about chocolate while I was quilting this, because that’s the name of the darkest thread color. Yummy!
I am not very fast at ruler work, which is what was required for the dot to dot motifs I selected, but I do like the way the quilting helps emphasize the motion of the design. The quilt is meant as a gift for her daughter-in-law, and I hope it gets lots of use and love!