I finished sewing the whale baby quilt into a top. The blocks are 9", 6" and 3", and it measures
39-1/2" by 45-1/2". Here's the flimsy in natural daylight, which shows the shades of blue much better than all my earlier indoor photos.
My plan is to use that same whale print for the backing; I have enough. I'll quilt it with an all-over meander. The question is, what thread color should I use?
I'm thinking the quilting thread should match the blue background of the whale print. The stitching would blend in in those areas, but show as high contrast in the navy areas and the white print areas. Or, maybe go a little darker than the whale print, match the medium blue triangles. What do you think? What color would you use?
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The quilt top has fun motion! I would probably opt to use thread that matches the whale print so that it blends in and does not distract from it.ReplyDelete
I agree - go with a thread in the whale print range - it will make everything work well together but not distract from the quilt's graphic qualities.ReplyDelete
Depending on your confidence level, I'd choose the medium blue triangle color. Such a cute quilt!ReplyDelete
What a super cute quilt! I love it. I would use the whale fabric color of thread.ReplyDelete
What a sweet quilt! If you don't want to see the quilting, you could use a medium grey, but I'm with Susie. Thread the colour of those accent blue triangles would be perfect.ReplyDelete
I think I would use a medium gray actually, as I think it would blend with all the fabrics. Just pool some gray thread on the quilt and see what you think.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is darling. I agree with Vicki a gray thread would blend nicely. But whatever you choose will be great. Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward.ReplyDelete
Such a fun baby quilt! I'm no help at all on thread colors for quilting, but I like the med blue option.ReplyDelete
It's awfully cute. I'm thinking you're right about the thread choice!ReplyDelete