One of the reasons I love tumbler quilts is the outline quilting like this...
Tumbler quilt by Martha of Q is for Quilter
...and I wanted to imitate it but using a machine rather than doing it by hand. After cleaning & oiling my machine, installing a new needle, and winding bobbins, I got started quilting after work yesterday.
I like how the thread blends in with most fabrics and doesn't jump out at you on the darks. I'd call the thread a taupe or dark beige.
Of course, when I went to find an example of the hand-quilted tumbler, I came across someone who had the same idea I did about machine quilting a tumbler... ~Zany Quilter~
I like how the tumblers are emphasized quilting this way... and the back is cool too!
It'll take me a while but there's no hurry... I've given myself til the end of June after all! Plus, it's a nice way to relax after work...