So I completed the quilting on the patriotic quilt and outlined the trapunto words in red thread. I'm not very happy with it though because the words are really hard to see. Fortunately I only outlined a couple of letters in the red because I ripped it out. I hate ripping out stitching.
I then tried a 40 weight cream colored thread for outlining the words.
Much better! I love the quilt now. I did the binding in red fabric and reluctantly gave it back to my friend. She cried when she saw it. I'm so glad I went to all the trouble to do the trapunto. It took the quilt to the next level. She decided not to give it to her son because she loved it so much.