I chose this thread, a discontinued Superior 35 weight thread because it had many of the colors of the fabric and wool. I used Superior's Bottom Line in Black in the bobbin. I think the quilting come out well so far. I don't see any puckering on the back. I am well pleased. This gives me hope that I become a better quilter and become more confident.
I spiral quilted the center section which is quite thick because it was created by weaving doubled strips of fabric and then there is also a stabilizer on the back. One of the quilting classes I took suggested that incorporating curved quilting complements with linear patterns. I reviewed my Craftsy Class Next-steps-with-your-walking-foot by Jaquie Gering before I proceeded. The next part is more challenging. I need to decide how to quilt around the applique. While I am thinking about that I will do some simple Wobble Stitch in the first border around the center. I think it is too late to do any good work tonight so I will give it up until the morrow. I have to decide about the binding. I have a piece of black to use for the hanging sleeve. I will have to see if I have any more of this, but then I may decide to use the first border fabric for the binding. I've got to quilt a 6 inch perimeter before I do that. Good night all.