Saturday, 10 October 2009

Any opinions please?!!




I was thinking of machine quilting the top below with one of these variegated threads - but now I'm not sure? I was originally thinking of the candy floss thread, but now I wonder if it is too light. hmm.

I think that I will avoid the solid pink and beige blocks, and hand quilt them with words/designs. I have a beige fabric with a green fern-like pattern on it for the backing - I'm thinking maybe using a plain beige thread in the bobbin?

But, I'm not sure, maybe it would be better to use the same variegated thread in the bobbin so any possible showing through top thread isn't so obvious?

Any advice/opinions? I'd be very grateful for any input.

7 comments:

RosaMaría said...

i like candy floss variegated for both sides... i used blenders before and the colors are not so obvious at stitches.

Soja said...

Thank-you Rosa Maria - I think I'll order some and try it out, I've found some material for the backing - a bed sheet set from the supermarket!

Genie said...

I like the candy floss one too. I also really like the brocade, but I think the candy floss works best with the colours in the quilt.

Paula said...

I used a variegated thread for my daughter's quilt and was rapt with the result. It was subtle, but definitely added something!

Paula said...

p.s. I think I'd use the tea - bring out those lovely autumnal colours. Might end up being a little too pink with candy floss? Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Turtles In North Dakota said...

hmmm I have to say my eye went to the candy first. Light airy and fun like your quilt top.

Soja said...

OK - I've ordered both the candy floss and the tea, I might choose one, or a mixture, or maybe one on the bottom and one on the top.... I love the brocade too, but think it's a bit too dark for this fabric. Now just got to wait for it to arrive and decide how to quilt it..... :-) Thanks for the input everyone!