I've made some progress on the applique whole cloth quilt. The elements are all quilted using Glide thread in gold, including the motifs in the applique circles
I'm McTavishing the background of the area outside of the star. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with that section.
Ooops! I missed a section! I'll have to go back and get that.
I'm using Sew Fine 401 - white 50 wt. thread for the background filler. I'm still looking for a background filler for inside the star. I'll also do some background filler in the applique circles in the gold, but nothing too dense.
Once the quilting is complete, I'll soak out the blue pen marks, block the quilt and then add color to the motifs. I'm debating over colored pencil or ink. I'll have to do a few sample pieces before I commit.
Tomorrow I am leading an art quilter's group in a thread painting class. I'm looking forward to that. It should be lots of fun.