Tuesday, October 6, 2009

*WWTID?

Question.

This quilt?

From The Bitchy Stitcher


(it has been bordered with a dark purple to match the background of the center squares, and the backing is the same).

What color thread would you use to quilt it?

*What Would The Internet Do?

22 comments:

Laurel said...

I'm pretty conservative; I'd use a smokey grey and let the overall pattern show through instead of focussing on the color of the quilting itself. (wish there was spell check on these commenty things).

Whytefeather said...

I like the idea of smokey grey. I think it would look great with a dark purple thread to match the border and back too though. Can't wait to see what you do with it, it's a beautiful top!

Shelly said...

I would use a light pastel verigated on the top and maybe a darker purple verigated on the back.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt top. I would use a verigated purple on the top.

RobynK said...

Dear BS
Unlike the others I would use a green-yellow varigated on the front and a 'matching to the fabric' thread on the back. It is such a lovely quilt.
Cheers
RobynK
New Zealand

MichelleB said...

What I would probably do is let it sit for a year or two, finally find some thread, let it sit for another year, then quilt it.

I do want you to know that I love it, though. It's fabulous.

Brenda said...

That's darling. I would go with the purple-y varigated.

Leah Day said...

I hate variegated thread, so I would probably use yellow isacord thread on both the top and bottom.

I like contrasting thread with fabric because you can see the stitches better, so I would make the backing the same purple color and let the yellow thread show off.

It's a really pretty quilt top and will be so cheerful no matter what you do with it!

Leah Day

Joy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, the colours you've used just make me smile :o)! I like the idea of a variegated thread but I think I'd go for one with more than just purple in it. If you could find one that has various pastels, particularly yellow, in it that would be lovely ;o).

P. said...

I agree with Leah on the yellow.

Me aka Supermom said...

yellow-green variagated.

Vicky said...

I would use a yellow. But I am in to contrasts not hiding things LOL

wordmama said...

I like the variegated purple. Or maybe a yellow orange. It's a thought.

Wendy said...

lime green!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

medium purple bottom line on the back and and a bottom line in lite blue or lite green on the front. or a veri_pastel like mother of pearl LAVA.
these are all by superior and I swear those folks should pay me!

Putting dark thread on a light background is very high contrast and catches the eye. (like print on a page) minimize contrast by using a lighter thread .. me likey what RobynK said...

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

What a pretty quilt. There are a lot of colors and prints on the top. I would probably use the "baby ka-ka" green that will show up, blend nicely, but not overpower the prints.

The Calico Cat said...

gray...

Stephanie said...

I would use a very light purple in a polyester so that it would blend more.

Linda said...

I would use a strong shade of red - or a red/purpley shade....

Linda in VA

Arlyn said...

I just started using white thread for all but the darkest backgrounds and I LOVE it-after the quilt is washed you can see the quilting but not the stitches (does that make sense?)

sunporchquilts said...

ok, I will add since no one has chosen this: PINK! it picks up the colour from the yellow floral and goes with everything. It will also show up, and lately I like my quilting to show.

Quiltification said...

definitely yellow for me