Last week I started quilting this massive (96 x 96) queen sized quilt. I did indeed end up using a Sulky variegated purple thread. For some reason, my machine loves quilting with Sulky way more than any other thread.
This quilt has been a challenge since the top was put together. It was too large to try to pin baste in my home as I have no flat surfaces big enough for that monster of a quilt. 🙂 Luckily, I had the time and space to do it on a weekend quilt trip a few weeks ago.
After the basting was finished, it was time to make sure I could actually fit the whole thing under my machine. After much deliberation, I decided against free motion quilting (which was the original plan). At first I assumed it would be easier to free motion the quilting working with each block individually.
However, after testing the machine under my needle, it would have been much to heavy to rotate under the needle. So I switched to straight line quilting with a walking foot. Since I still wanted a pretty pattern, I did a different design each in the black/white parts and purple parts. (Detailed photo of the pattern to follow when the quilting is complete)