How do you chose which thread color you want to use on your quilt?
For me ---I’ve got to do the “lay it down and look at it” test, because sometimes the thread I *THINK* I want to use…just isn’t the one that does the best job of traveling between the light fabricss AND the dark fabrics in the end.
I tend to lean toward threads that are neither too dark as they cross over light areas, or too light when they travel through the darker patches in the quilt.
Here you can see I have chosen four different colors of pink – and I am about to do a test to see which one is really the one that I want.
At first I thought it would be the third cone – the very pale pale baby pink – but you know what? It just didn’t do it for me after all!
Laying all 4 threads out across the quilt patches.
The pale baby pink thread is the very bottom one. It travels fine through the lights, but when it hits that dark purple triangle, it looks almost white….no, this won’t work, it will shout out “too light!” at me.
It’s hard to tell in the photo, but here is the thread I chose:
Neither too light, nor too dark –just right!
I want to “barely” see the thread! What I want to see is the quilting texture!
This is looking great so far!
All these fun scraps, I hope my new niece will have many years of loving this quilt!
Just off the machine!
Loads of pretty texture.
I’ve used this pantograph before as I love it. It’s called Lavish by Hermione Agee of Lorien Quilting, Australia.
I think a purple binding is in order to tie everything together!
Little SewMor gets a workout with a straight stitch only walking foot!
Did you know that if you have a vintage straight stitch only machine like a featherweight, you NEED a straight stitch only walking foot so that it works correctly with your machine’s feed dogs? It’s true! Walking feet that were made for zig zag machines have wider feed dogs on the foot to match the wider feed dogs on the machine bed. If you have a straight stitch only machine with narrower feed dogs, you need a walking foot that will match those narrower feed dogs. My SewMor is wearing her straight stitch only low shank walking foot with pride and function!
And I've just added this little quilt to the "hand stitching down" pile!
I’ve got a special errand to run today. An unbelievable deal too good to pass up….can you guess what it is?
Be watching for that post later!
Oh yes, and be sure to click over to Quiltmaker Magazine’s blog, Quilty Pleasures today – there are more featured blocks in the blog hop for 100 blocks, vol 9 going on today! My day is May 1st, Thursday – you won’t want to miss that either.
Happy Tuesday, Everyone!