I have a quilt i've been working on for a friend. My friend picked the colours, i didn't, but im really not happy with how it looks. There is burgandy, gold and hunter green, but i have a lot of white in the background, and looking at it now, it's just waaaay too much white, and its looking like a Christmas quilt. Sooo, i want to add in some earth tones, like some tan colours, onto some areas of the white, to tone it down. So this is my question. I'd like to applique some tan colours over some of the white squares to tone it down a bit. I will be hand stitching these on, so hopefully they wont look like they've been added on. Should i use tan thread or white thread? When your hand stitching one colour onto another, how do you choose the colour of thread. I guess i would have to really try and stitch underneaqth the block a bit, so non of the stitches show.