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What colour for big stitch?

Old 04-25-2019, 06:17 AM
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Iíve decided this is the next ufo Iíll tackle. It needs quilting in the large white spaces. I want to put a different snowflake design in each space. Iíll do big stitch. But what colour??? Iím stuck on this decision. Would love to hear your suggestions.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:19 AM
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If youíre doing a snowflake, why not a pale/icy blue?
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:23 AM
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Usually with Big Stitch you are wanting the design to really show, right? I would probably match the thread with the red fabric and get a "Toile" look.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:27 AM
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​I might use perle cotton burgundy in the little balls to match the quilt top. I prefer the perle cotton over embroidery thread as it is one strand and colourfast. Pretty top!
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:33 AM
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Whatever you decide will make it beautiful.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:52 PM
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How about a metallic gold and silver thread to give it some sparkle?
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:51 PM
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I can't answer that question but that is one good looking quilt you've got there. Please post when it's completed. Thanks for posting.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sue.ross.8782 View Post
How about a metallic gold and silver thread to give it some sparkle?
OhCanada ... How unique to do a different snowflake in each white space!

I've looked at this a few times today and couldn't figure what was best.
A matching red ... but I think that would be too harsh.
White on White ... nice, but wouldn't show your work enough.

I think Sue.Ross.8782 has nailed it .... add some bling for sparkly snowflakes.
It looks like your black inner border has gold? .... so go for gold bling!

Your snowflakes will sparkle and steal the show over the heavy red.
Another winning quilt for sure!
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I was going to say a matching burgundy until I read the suggestion for silver and gold metallic snowflakes. I bet that would really sing!
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OhCanada ... I hope that with our suggestions for a gold bling thread,
that there actually is something that is quiltable, to do the job!
..... but I have no idea!
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