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Date: 4/5/14 1:00 PM

A few more short seams and I'm ready to baste and quilt!! I was thinking of using a cream color thread, but will it look odd as it goes over the colored area? I've done a very small sample in both a pink and cream and can't decide. Since there is more cream than color in the quilt, would that be the best way to go? I can't really see stopping to change thread color every couple of inches. I'm planning on just a straIgt grid a half inch from the seams. Here's a picture of about a third of it.

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Date: 4/5/14 1:14 PM

Do you want to make a statement or not? I would avoid white completely. Maybe a pale lavender or a pale blue.

In the lower right hand corner is a nice open space. In this space can you show us the spools of threads you are thinking of using?

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Date: 4/5/14 2:15 PM

Here's a picture of my small sample...pretty blurry, but you can see the colors....pink, cream and a burgundy. This is not the needle I'm planning on using or even the machine...color only!!


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Date: 4/5/14 2:23 PM

If the 4th one down is burgundy, that looks nice on the darks, but will show strongly on the light colors. I never thought, but how about a med gray?

Don't feel bad. I am having a mini challenge on thread colors myself today. I think I need more thread choices... So, I will add to my Aurifil collection today. Maybe 4 colors and the thread stand.

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Date: 4/5/14 2:31 PM

Jan, you must choose what you like best, but I rather like the pink - but to be fair, I am crazy about pink so I am probably prejudiced!

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Date: 4/5/14 2:36 PM

I would try a lighter version of the dark colors in your quilt. Lavender, pink, peach, or beige. Not so pale that they are almost white but still on the lighter side. Something variegated might be nice and blend with both the light and dark colors.

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Date: 4/5/14 10:11 PM

I agree about the lighter versions of color used in your quilt. I would not use burgundy... King Tut has some nice varigated colors...

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Date: 4/6/14 0:02 AM

Thank you all for the suggestions!! You've given me some new colors to think about....I was wearing my eyes out trying to see if I could tell what color the original was done in, but no luck there. I'll take my sample and swatches of the orange and purple to the store and try to figure it out.

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Date: 4/6/14 0:05 AM

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I rather like the pink - but to be fair, I am crazy about pink so I am probably prejudiced


Me too...which is why I've got a big spool of it...I'm pretty sure I've got a varigated pink also...I'll find and try that one also.

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Date: 4/6/14 5:44 AM

I second the suggestion of a variegated pink - it wouldn't be as harsh a contrast, and would bring together both the lighter and darker colours in your lovely quilt.

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