I've had this painted for a few months, and now am on a quest for quilting closure. I have about 3 days into the quilting of this piece, likely 3 more.... but I want it done... and I am surprised how much I am enjoying the quilting process. This piece is for a pastor that has requested it. Someone who serves so many deserves a fulfilled wish. At least by Christmas. :-)
I quilted much of the stonework with blendable 30 and 12 wt.... on my Juki TL98E. The tension spring sprung on the Juki. Coincidence? dunnoh.... but am moving forward on a Bernina.
I most often 'draw' with 40 wt thread. Machines are pretty forgiving about slow quilting with a skinnier thread like a 40 wt.