I finally quilted the piece that uses the motif I work with and batik fabrics. I do love batiks. Sometimes it takes a while before the piece tells me how it wants to be quilted. Two are waiting in the studio right now. For this one I followed along the shapes of the dark areas and then added a few lines where they seemed to need to go. I mark with a soap sliver which comes out easily with a shot of steam when I block the piece after the quilting. Be sure to test though, as I've known people who were sorry with their marking method.