I quilted this 41" wall-hanging last week. It is pieced from Fairy Frost materials, a mystery blue-black background and a black batik border. Quilting on black is definitely not for the faint-sighted, as it takes a ton of concentration.
As you can see, the client chose a black backing fabric (more hives). I use a white bobbin with my silver and clear thread, and it shows most prominently. It shows every good and bad stitch. Not my favorite thing, but part of this job.
The client told me to be careful with using the piecing as a reference because some of it was off a little bit. I hope that the "overlay" style of quilting helps to hide this. I like to make a design for the quilting that is different, yet one that enhances the piecing.
Right now, I am 3-1/2 days into the polar opposite quilt. The one on my frame now is enormous. It is equally as detailed in it's own and different way. I am still wondering what day I will catch a glance at the bottom border, and I know that even when I do, I will still have a few more days finishing places here and there that I left empty. Huge quilts are not for the faint at heart, or those like me that need instant gratification. Harder than that, while this has been on the frame, eight new quilts have come in, and I have received numerous inquiries. I need a clone of me to work at night when I sleep to make a feeble attempt at keeping up! I'm not a fan of being behind, or feeling like I am behind...even when I am not really behind. It's like my perfect world would be to get a new quilt the day one is picked up! But the world doesn't work that way - as someone told me earlier, it sucks much worse to have no quilts in the cupboard than to have too many!