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Thread: What Color Thread Should I Use??

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    I am getting ready to quilt this Lucky Stars. It will be my second on my LA. I just can't decide if I want to use my light tan or light blue thread on top.

    Both are Signature thread. The tan is called Antique Satin and the pale blue is called Ocean Mist.

    Both look great with it, but obviously I can only choose one.

    PLEASE help! :) I am loading it on the frame this morning.
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    I vote for blue!

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    I love the color of blue but would probably choose the tan:)

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    blue!

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    Blue.
    There is just too much tan in this world already. :wink:

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    I don't think it'll matter - will look good with either

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    I don't care! I love those colors in your quilt..just beautiful!

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    my hubby said blue, too. I was leaning that way because it will also blend in with the greens. My bottom thread is the tan because the back is a tan print.

    still not decided 100%.... keep em coming

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    ONE MORE QUESTION:

    I want to echo the stars, and thinking about doing a loopy meander around the block borders?

    I did feathers on the last one, and it came out really good, but i want this one to be softer.

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    It depends how much you want the quilting to stand out. The blue will stand out more and the tan will blend in more.
    I think your quilting ideas sound beautiful!

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    I vote for the blue!

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    Blue it is. Thanks Everyone!!

    BUT I can't decide what to do after I echo the star.. hmmm.... maybe it will come to me

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    Ocean mist is my vote :wink:

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    wow...id do the opposite...tan on front blue on back...

    obviously the blue would stand out on the back but i think the tan would stand out on the front because...

    there is a lot of blue/browns for it to pop on...it would blend in with the green/tan fabric of course...

    but im just a little quarky..lol

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    I vote for the pale blue! Loopy meander would look nice in the border rectangles. Be sure to share when you are done! I love Lucky Stars quilts. I think I've made 6 of them so far. :)

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    First off....BEAUTIFUL quilt! I just love the colors.

    I would vote for the blue!!

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    Both good choices for this beautiful top, but I vote tan thread on top to make the star block backgrounds recede and the stars pop. Be sure to post once the quilting is done!

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    Could you possibly find a varigated that would encompass all the colors and shades? Might be worth the time to check, would really make your colors and design pop. Just a thought.

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    i take the tan..

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    I like the tan also.

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    I vote for tan. But I'm a bit color challenged, always going for the safe choice.

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    Oh wow! I'm sitting on the fence...both are fantastic! I would love to see it quilted, it's a beautiful quilt!
    Maureen

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    Tan, no blue, no tan, no blue.........

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    I know everyone else is going for the blue, but I personally think the other is better, and that you wouold like the overall look of it. The neutralness of it will enhance the quilt. A longarmer friend of mine uses a lot of taupe of multicolored quilts and everyone is happy with the results. i know yours is not taupe thread, but close enough. I think it will look better on both colors in your quilt

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    I vote for tan. Very pretty job!

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