Saturday, October 24, 2009

Good Idea Gone Wrong

A good idea that wasn't so good when put in play.

I thought that tone on tone lavender thread would be so pretty on this quilt. I started quilting, and thought, "Well, I guess it's OK."

I got more into the quilt and thought, "Hmm, it's not my favorite."

When I got even further I thought, "I don't like it." Of course by then I was past the point of no return. I guess I really prefer matching or blending thread. The lavender thread just makes the quilt too busy for me.


  1. I simply love the backing fabric! You did a beautiful job on this quilt so I hope you start to like the lavender quilting. I like the lavender thread but I also see what you mean.

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  2. The quilting is fabulous, but I take your point about the thread. I am finding the same thing, that I really prefer the look of a neutral thread. Trouble is, the colours on the cones, especially the variegateds, are so tempting.

  3. Call me crazy, but I like the lavender thread! It looks interesting to me on the open background. I almost always prefer using a neutral color, but this works for me. Love the design, too.

  4. I discovered the same thing on one of my quilts... had the perfect variegated thread of purples and greens. It did NOT enhance the quilt at all, but rather took away from it. I won't make that mistake again!