Last week we helped a customer choose threads for hand quilting, something that we often do but we don’t always get to see the results.
Well this week Judy L sent me a photo of the quilt ….. just look at her beautiful feather and cross hatch quilting.
I loved this feedback, especially as Judy wanted a thread colour that would add a little contrast to the beige background fabric, so it was interesting to see how the colour selection had worked
We played with several colours from the Cotton Mako’ 28 range.
In fact we spent quite some time agonising over the colours … some looked too dark while others looked too light.
Judy L finally decided upon a deep greenish brown for the feathers and warm brown for the cross hatching.
In her email, Judy commented:
Just thought I would show you this, the different colours don’t really show
This reminded me of the times that I have helped a customer choose the thread colour when machine quilting.
We have ALL the Aurifil colours at our finger tips, and many spools are open, so we can spread a length of thread across the quilt to preview the effect.
Doing this has made me realise that you don’t have to have the “perfect” colour. More often than not any one of 4 or 5 colours would work, and look good.
As Judy has found with this quilt, as long as the colour she chose was deeper & richer than the fabric colour, and the contrast was pleasing to the eye, it would achieve her desired effect and her hand quilting was always going to be a beautiful feature on the quilt.