Sugie doesn't let much get by him. He wanted to make sure that there wasn't something interesting going on behind the quilt.
This was a quilt that I did for a friend. She is one that typically will tell me to do what you think will work. She chose the thread, and I decided what I could do to bring out the best in the quilt. I was not sure that I would have chosen a blue variegated with a yellow backing because it would be such a contrast. It turns out that the blue on the front blended in with the blues and did not take away from the kaleidoscope effect of the blocks, and the stitching showed up very nicely on the back.