The quilting is starting to take shape on my Sweet 16 double-sided quilt, and I actually got some pictures of it in better light. In the sweet 16 blocks and the shadow blocks created by the 16 patches on the other side, I am doing dense quilting, but in the large negative spaces, my plan is to do looser free motion quilting that is inspired by some graffiti quilting I have seen, but is not so dense that the quilt becomes stiff. I am thinking feathers, swirls, and other soft shapes to contrast with the more linear quilting in the 16 patches.
The shadow blocks were quilted on the reverse side, with the white thread in the bobbin, while the red blocks are quilted from the ‘front’ main side, with grey thread in the bobbin. So far no real tension issues or thread clumps.
The design is a bit messier on the back where the blocks overlap but I am still hopeful it will work out reasonably well.