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Friday, January 4, 2013

Moving Forward

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I finally finished this quilt last night.  I had hopes of finishing it last year, but better late than never.  My next quilt top top to quilt is a scrappy string star quilt.  I used colors that are not my usual picks.  My husband is always saying you need to make brighter quilts, so I went for it.  I was hoping it would empty my box of scraps, but that didn’t seem to happen, so I guess there are more scrap quilts in my future.  Since I am outside of my element, with these colors, I am not sure what color or colors of thread I should use.  I would love to hear any and all input that you have on the subject.  Help????

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11 comments:

  1. scrap boxes for some reason I have found never get empty no matter how hard you try :) pretty quilt

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    1. I am afraid you are right, but I plan to keep on trying. I love coming across a bit of a favorite fabric, such memories they have.

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  2. As a hand-quilter and an out-of-the-box longarmer, I would use green on the brown and vice versa. Or maybe a nice gold/orange color.

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  3. Love your finished quilt! Beautiful! And your string quilt is lovely too. I would go for a contrasting color of thread on that, but your choices are definitely many.:)

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    1. I agree, there are so many choices. I plan on getting the thread box out and see what happens, a suggestion I got from Pepper Cory.

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  4. LOL ........... scraps just seem to multiply whenever we are not looking ...... I think you should try a varigated thread in golds or greens for that quilt.

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  5. when in doubt i always reach for cream....it's unobtrusive color wise and would lend itself to the browns, etc. and scraps multiply at night, we all know it for sure!

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  6. i think a nice blue, maybe even variegated, would be nice. not the norm, but not too dark for the green. wouldnt want to muddy up that outstanding green! i am not fond of light thread on dark either, so that would eliminate a bunch of options on the brown. have fun with it!

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  7. If that were my quilt, I think I'd go with a light brown/tan thread. Sure is pretty!

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  8. What about green on the brown and brown thread on the green so you can see your quilting?!?

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