Sunday, September 5, 2010

A quilter's prerogative

Is to change her mind!

Yesterday was a non-sewing day. I had to go to Savannah for a work-related event, then made a quick stop at JoAnn's fabrics while I was in the neighborhood. I found some faux suede for a costume and the perfect color variegated thread for a project that's coming up.

This thread is the Signature Pixelles tri-lobal polyester in the Primaries colorway (on left). The colors are perfect for the next quilt, which is jewel tones on an unbleached muslin background. I don't usually use synthetics for quilting large quilts (I use them a lot on wall-hangings and smaller projects), but the colors are perfect. I've never used the Signature thread before, but I'll do test swatches and make sure I'm happy before I start the quilt. My backup is a YLI cotton in the Barrier Reef colorway (on right). It is beautiful, too, but the colors aren't quite as saturated as I want.

Back to changing my mind. I was too tired to work on the quilt, but wanted to get in the studio for a while, so I did yet another test swatch of the loopy wreath, this time on muslin. I did the wreath in the tan I've been using, then echo quilted just inside with a green variegated thread. And didn't like it. It looked too fussy and lost the clean, open look I like so much with the design. So for now I'm going to stick to the design as is, with just the tan thread.

I'm looking forward to a great day in the studio, so should have plenty to report tomorrow. More later!