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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quilt me Red

By Rose Marie Castonguay

Applique 'n Patch Quilting

This is the first time that I am using red quilting thread (other than my usual white, cream and beige) for a project and I have to say that it looks quite nice.
This small wall hanging is a test as there are a couple of queen size quilts that will have red thread on them and I just wanted to see first how the overall look turns out.  So, I will continue with the red thread and enjoy the process.

One thing I should have done later .... is sewn on the buttons.  I forgot and they were sewn on first before hand quilting and while it is a bit tricky to get around the buttons, it is turning out OK.

Have a great day!


  1. I always like to use a variety of colors of thread to a quilt - I think it adds more depth and texture - this one you are working on is a cute one!

  2. I loved the fuchsia thread on white quilt that I did a while ago. It really challenged me to focus on keeping the stitches even rather than my usual focus on keeping them small. Can't wait to see how you like the final product.

  3. I like your red quilting :-) I always try to use a various colour threads, if possible; it adds a new interest.

  4. Great tip on the buttons. I am holding off putting ruched flowers on my album quilt till after I quilt it for the very same reason. Your quilting looks wonderful with the red thread. I used an electric blue thread on a quilt that had both brown backing and lime backing and it looked fantastic.

  5. J'aime beaucoup, très bonne idée avec des boutons.

  6. I love the red quilting thread. What a beautiful accent.

  7. Love the idea of the red thread. I have never done this - too frightened I think as it would show up any imperfections. :-)
    Great idea though!

  8. Good idea using red thread! It works well on this quilt.

  9. Anything RED has my vote! Love it!


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