August Monthly Goal Completed

To share my August finish, today I'm linking up to

Elm Street Quilt's One Monthly Goal

I easily completed my goal--to finish this top--but

for weeks I've been confused about how to quilt it.

I am a pantograph quilter but this requires me to choose
one thread and one design for the entire quilt--but I
can't see that really working.  I think my only option is to
use a light gray or tan in the center part of the quilt and
save the outer parts for some simple FMQ in black.
If I use gray, I could include the gray border but I
have a feeling a light tan would look better.
And, I don't think black would look good in the gray border.

I should note that West Point takes great pride in
The Long Gray Line, a reference to the tie that binds all cadets
who have graduated from there in the past and all who will in the
future so having a gray thread throughout would have meaning.

(Shameless photo op/mom brag moment:  my cadet)

Certainly it's a candidate for some great FMQ but
as much as I'd finally like to try my hand at some
designs throughout, this quilt needs to be done well.
It's not the time for trying things out.

August has been very productive so far but I'm starting
to get a pile of quilt tops.  Not necessarily a bad problem
but this West Point top is holding everything up in the 
machine quilting department so I would love any
opinions, help, motivation, commands, bribes,
whatever it will take to get me in there to get
this thing quilted!

Happy quilting!



Joyful Quilter said…
Sorry, I'm no help. This is when I call Barb - she is the longarm quilter I use for larger quilts and quilts that I want custom quilted.
piecefulwendy said…
I'm no help on the free motion suggestions, but the quilt is lovely. I'm sure you'll come up with something!
Needled Mom said…
It is a beautiful quilt and I agree hat the colors should change. Maybe some ruler work??
Vicki in MN said…
Cheree, the quilt looks fabulous! You know my favorite allover free motion design is the hook swirl. Can't wait to see what you choose to put on it.
Kate said…
Congrats on getting to the finished top stage. It's a beautiful quilt. Sorry I'm absolutely no help on the quilting decision front. Good luck!
Nice quilt. Maybe a light gray thread???
Patty said…
Pretty. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!