Friday, September 16, 2011

COLOUR!

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!

4 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous threads! I think whatever you choose will be lovely - I like all your ideas and the quilt is stunning!

Annabella said...

Enjoy your beautiful box of goodies and what a difference a week makes - I just love that baby quilt...it`s one cool baby quilt! Hope you are well Jennifer!

Prof. S said...

Thank you both so very much!

Yes, a little time can do wonders...and I never ceased to be amazed at how drastically transformed a project can be as a result of very small changes in composition or design...it's so interesting (sometimes an emotional rollercoaster too!).

Ellie said...

Hi,I really like how your quilt goes from cool colours to warm colours - I don't think I've seen that before. And your new threads are lovely too.
I have come over from 'Life's Rich Pattern' as I was intrigued by your name - Prof S. :)