I wanted to keep the quilting very simple on this piece because there is already quite a lot going on with the piecing and colours. It can be quite difficult to keep the quilting as part of the design rather than it just being there to hold the layers together.
I’ve used Valdani variegated cotton perle no. 12 threads for most of the quilting. I like these threads a lot. They’re strong enough to quilt with – some perle threads aren’t – and they come in a huge range of colours. The no. 12 spools are good value as they have 100m of thread, which goes quite a long way when you’re working by hand.
I also like the slightly random effect of the variegation in colour. Sometimes it’s nice if the thread makes the decision to change colour so that you can just enjoy the process without having to keep stopping to think about colour choices.