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What possible color can I use for the quilting?

Old 09-17-2015, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Bree123 View Post
Maybe a dusty blue thread. Or possibly Aurifil's Marrakesh variegated (#3817).

The other option I would really consider would be a silver metallic. A simple SITD would really glisten without taking away too much from the stunning colors you daughter selected.
Ive never tried a metallic thread but this idea intrigues me. I would probably wimp out and use a monofilament invisible thread. Love the colors and texture of your quilt.
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:03 AM
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I'm thinking medium gray, as others have suggested. I think it would add movement and soften the angularity as you said, but still preserve the pattern itself.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:31 AM
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since your daughter picked out fabric and design I would ask her to decide on the thread color
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:43 AM
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It sounds like your daughter likes fun and bright colors. I'd let her pick. Bet she says variegated! I would go grey if it were someone I didn't know, but clearly your daughter is bold and not afraid of color!
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I'd be inclined to try a neutral veering towards yellow.
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medium to medium dark gray. Wind some off of the spool and lay it over the various fabrics. I think you'll find it looks absolutely beautiful on everything but the white.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:35 AM
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Thanks folks. I wish I had the confidence to do black or purple; I think that would be stunning. My very bright-loving DD would have loved it too. Alas, my skills are of the intermediate type. I think I will go with a silver metallic (I have used Yenmet metallics successfully before) with a light/medium gray in the bobbin.

I wish I could ask daughter, but this is a bit of a surprise. I cussed those poorly cut strips so many times, she undoubtedly thinks I never will finish it. I persevered for her sake, and I want it to be a surprise for her birthday next month.

[Note to self (and warning to others): only use high quality precuts like Moda. This set was truly dreadful. Thank goodness she only wanted a jelly roll quilt since the pieces were worthless for anything else. Cut off grain, bowed in the middle, and not a consistent width. Umm. Is there anything else that could have been wrong?]

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Old 09-17-2015, 11:43 AM
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Oh, and I will think about Bree's suggestion of straight line quilting, maybe doing some ruler work right down the middle of the strips. I use a sitdown quilting machine so lots of long straight lines are painful though it would give a modern look to the quilt.

i admit this quilt is growing on me. It is even brighter IRL than the picture shows, and my eyes were glad I was mostly looking at the back during the piecing. I won't have that luxury while quilting

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Old 09-18-2015, 06:31 AM
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I usually take the top to a LQS and try various threads puddling the thread on the quilt.
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