I ordered a blue-gray thread to best match the background. I knew I had one chance to quilt it. There couldn't be any ripping out or else it would show. And if I wasn't already scared of how this fabric would tension, Michelle sent a super thin QD Select batting which is essentially like a layer of thick flannel. All the longarmers out there know that tensioning is easiest when the sandwich is thicker. No luck with that here! She wanted simple quilting that would not minimize the drape of the material. I really wanted to quilt the star differently from the background, but again, she requested a simple all-over pattern so my job really was just to get it right the first time.
If you read her post, you'll see that she finished the quilt for a wedding gift, and was happy with the quilting. I'm curious to see how the material washes, and how much it pulls up/puckers. I really dislike the solid blue fabric because it's too sheer, in my opinion for a quilt. The seams and batting are visible through it. The other materials are just lovely though. It might be prettiest done with a layer of super thin cotton muslin, died to match as a foundation layer. Then you get the softness of the voile, with more durability. JMHO~