This fun scrappy quilt belongs to Eleanor (who lives in Michigan) but was brought to me by her daughter Dawn who lives here in Dauphin. Eleanor and Dawn both have a much stronger artistic sense than I do, so it was fun working with Dawn to come up with a quilting plan.
Dawn envisioned something sort of tribal for the quilt design so I suggested the "Fossil" pantograph.
Thread color selection for pantographs on quilts with widely different colored sections can sometimes be a bit tricky. I was headed towards a neutral green, but Dawn wanted thread that would stand out. We decided to change the color of thread on each pass of the panto, and use a contrasting color to the area of the quilt. I used the 6 shades of So Fine! thread you see below. They often blend into the fabrics, but they still add some extra interest to the top. I enjoyed stepping out of my box just a little bit!
(I wish I had gotten better photos, but my camera battery and the sun didn't cooperate for me that day.)