Sonya "claims" this is her first pieced top so I have to believe her. I would never have known it.
It takes eyes to see this as it really is but I have tried to give an reasonable representation using close-ups. You'll have to use your imagination to "see" the whole top.
Aug 29: Quilt top arrived.
Sept 24: After talking things over with Sonya today, I have been working on thread options and IQ pattern overlays.
Sept 26: Sony has decided to use a simple dragonflies panto stitched medium density using King Tut #910 Bulrushes which is a variegated brown-light sage-tan-dark sage. I'll pick a bobbin color that doesn't overpower the top thread. The dragonflies should show up nicely and accept the neutral and border fabrics but will hide in print fabric. Should be a very nice effect. We shall see soon enough.
Sept 27: Where did the day go? Well, I did reprogram IQ with the final plan, cut the batting (using white instead of natural to keep the whites in the quilt as white as possible), loading the thread, set the tension and tested the color on similar shades of scrap fabrics. Double checked the quilt & backing measurements. I'll leave preparing the fabrics, loading and quilting for tomorrow. I hope to have this finished and shipped on Saturday. If not then, definitely Monday. I'm excited now to see how it looks once I start quilting.
Sept 28: Got everything ready to load & loaded the backing and batting.
Sept 29: Got the top loaded.
Sept 30: Quilting. And finished. Will ship tomorrow.