This beauty was made by Eleanor and is a graduation present for her granddaughter. Eleanor collected some of the nicest music themed fabric I have seen. The quilt is personalized with a photo of Clara and her championship field band.
I tried to keep the quilting simple and let the fabrics shine through, and as a result I used quite a variety of thread. Magnifico, So Fine, Microquilter and Invisifil.
The green Magnifico thread (2080 - Cactus Green) that is on the far left was used in the border. Lots of the fabrics that Eleanor used had a metallic element, but a true gold thread was overpowering in the solid black border, but the olive green read as a gentle gold and added just the right amount of sheen in the feather border design.
I chose a variety of designs to add a little interest - crosshatch, clam shells, some 60 degree diamonds and a few pebbles just for fun. Simple loops in the sashing was all that was required.
I couldn't bring myself to stitch over the keyboard fabric, so I stitched around all the keys with black Microquilter thread.
The grey Stonehenge backing shows off the variety of quilting well too.