Today I received a delicious little package from B.C. merchant Tristan Italian Threads: 12 spools of variegated 50 wt Aurifil thread!
Aren't they beautiful?!
I have worked with a nice neutral light gray Aurifil thread for piecing, but I am really looking forward to quilting with these multi-coloured threads. I gathered from a little web research that these 50 wts are likely to produce relatively understated quilting stitches, but the hints of colour should be lovely. I can hardly wait!
In other festival-of-colour news, I have my flying goose baby quilt fully pieced and pin-basted! Yay!
I have been thinking of this quilt as "[gray geese] over the rainbow" but I think I'll drop the goose part when I make the label...there's not much appeal in the image of a goose for non-quilter Canadians. (Geese are iconic in Canada, but they are also loud and pesky creatures...I may be wrong, but I doubt somehow that a new mum would want her baby's quilt to pay tribute to geese.)
Anyway, more to the point, I am thinking that this quilt is a perfect place to play with one of my new multi-coloured threads.
There are two in my new little collection that approximate a "rainbow" of colours -- one with a dominant blue hue and the other with an orange hue.
My backing fabric is light blue with tiny fall-coloured leaves, so either one could work, but I'm leaning towards the blue-ish one, on the left.
Or maybe I could FMQ in sections, changing up my threads as I progress through the rainbow! That might be fun!
Then again, I may just go safe and free-motion quilt the whole thing in white. Oooh, what to do?
And in a world that faces real problems, isn't it nice to dwell on a delightful little dilemma sometimes? I'm enjoying it, anyway!