Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gold ....

Last week at the Hancock Fabric Columbus Day Sale, I picked up a 'few' yards of material.  Among them were these Christmas prints.  I actually had placemats in mind as I was purchasing the material, but now that I've started piecing it, I really love it and want something larger.  I don't know if it will end up as a larger table mat, or something large enough to throw over the back of the sofa (and maybe even snuggle up with) but I love it's elegance.

Now, my dilemma.  What thread to quilt with?  I've used Aurifil a couple of times and I love it.  But I don't know what color to use.  There is no store within three hours of me that carries it so I can't get an eyeball on the colors.  Should I go with a cream, beige, tan, autumn gold, there's even one called 14kt gold, which might be a great color, but is it easy to work with?

Would love advise from all of you experienced quilters out there. 

This isn't a great pic as it was made indoors before the sun woke up this morning. I think you can get the gist of what I'm talking about though.

And still being inexperienced in the quilting process, I'll probably be sticking with 'straight line' quilting, though I do plan to do it on the diagonal vs on the seam lines.  :-)


  1. I was thinking something golden...but yes, you do have a slight dilemma with matching colors from a distance. =) I'm sure they will be forgiving.

  2. Those fabrics are gorgeous Paula, i can see why you would like to make something bigger!

  3. Beautiful fabrics! I have used a tan thread that always looks good on colors like that. Thanks for sharing.
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