Rather than making a standard quilting block, I tried to use some of my blue shibori pieces to make a design and this triangular pattern was what came about. I wanted to say something about the quilting lines. I have found that quilting around the design obfuscates the pattern. So this time I tried the "corduroy" quilting. Somehow these straight lines allow you to see the subtlety of the cloth. To add a bit of interest I used a variegated thread, so when there is low contrast the thread "disappears" and in high contrast areas it "sparks". It is not controllable, but I think control is over-rated.