Sometimes the best thing to do when you're having trouble doing something is to just admit that you're having trouble with it!
I had so much trouble deciding how to quilt that quilt top and I let it sit there since January. Too sad. I just didn't know what to do so I let it sit. I think that my problem was that everything that I thought to do would suit a different fabrics - they would not suit these orientals in this pattern.
This was a mystery quilt so I had no idea what pattern we were doing, and, if I could do this quilt over I would choose different fabrics. Although I like the quilt, I would do it differently next time. I really like the pattern but I think that I would go with some bold colours next time.
I finally decided that I was going to decide and so I did! I decided to do a sort of oriental wave and cloud all-over design. Done!
I used two different threads on this one. I used a YLI 40 weight variegated thread top and bobbin in the body and borders and a 40 weight rayon thread in the first border and corners.
All's well that end well - it's quilted!!! Thanks for all the suggestions!