Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: What color thread

  1. #1
    Senior Member ruck9085's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    764

    What color thread

    Would you use for quilting? Light purple, white, dark purple, what?
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Linda L Rucker

  2. #2
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    8,820
    How are you quilting it? machine, hand? How confident are you in your quilting skills? Do you want the quilting to be the focal point of this or a background embellishment? I think answering these questions will tell you what color to use.

  3. #3
    Senior Member ruck9085's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    764
    I will be hand quilting it. Would like for the centers of the blocks and the footballs to show the quilting.
    Linda L Rucker

  4. #4
    Super Member MartiMorga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Springville, Tennessee
    Posts
    1,119
    Since you want it to show I would use a medium purple, something just a shade or two darker than the material.
    God Bless Quilters and Sewers
    Marti

  5. #5
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    8,820
    In that case I would go with a light or medium purple. Dark purple may be too detracting and very often dark thread on a white has a tendency to take over. Especially in a solid as is the case in your quilt. I would audition a purple very close in value to the ring colors and maybe a shade lighter like a lilac. Your choice in batting will also impact how much the quilting will show. Something like Hobbs Polydown will give much more relief and shadow to the quilting (thus having it show more) as opposed to something very flat like Quilters Dream select or Hobbs 80/20.

  6. #6
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    28,583
    Medium purple would be my choice.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  7. #7
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,212
    I agree completely with Feline Fanatic.
    Looking pretty so far!
    Jan in VA
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums19552.html

  8. #8
    Super Member pumpkinpatchquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    1,374
    Light purple I agree! This is beautiful
    Valerie Smith - pumpkinpatchquilter
    Obsessed Quilter and APQS Long Arm Machine Quilter
    www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

  9. #9
    Senior Member cedarvalleyquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Tipton, Iowa
    Posts
    731
    Blog Entries
    4
    Hard to tell if my monitor is showing your fabric colors accurately, but I would match the thread to the fabric of your centers/footballs. If this is a light purple, then definitely would use that. You will see the quilting even if it matches the fabric color. Beautiful quilt

    Christine

  10. #10
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,821
    Blog Entries
    45
    i'd use light purple
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    4,622
    I'd probably go with a light or medium purple as well. Nicely done, btw.

  12. #12
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,916
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm drooling over that hand quilted red & white quilt underneath the DWR!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Posts
    4,910
    Lots of good advice! Please post a finished picture!! (for me it would take several years to hand quilt something like this.)

  14. #14
    Power Poster solstice3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida
    Posts
    10,399
    depends on the effect you are looking for. If you want it to blend in use light if you want to make the stitching pop use dark purple

  15. #15
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Posts
    15,885
    Blog Entries
    3
    Ditto what MatiMorga said.

  16. #16
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Lowell, MA
    Posts
    14,052
    I would go with light to medium purple, just a shade or two darker than the rings, although I've used variegated thread, which gives it a whole different dimension to the quilt. The quilt is very beautiful - love the violet.

  17. #17
    Member piecNpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    68
    Blog Entries
    2
    Is there a variegated with some lime green blending with the shades of purple? How adventurous are you? How adventurous are the recipients? Something to think about??? Good luck. It is lovely.
    Pat

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.