This is a quick one, but I just wanted to show you where I’m up to with the constellations quilt and ask for some suggestions.
Before anything else I must say that it’s totally inspired by this AMAZING quilt at Kitchen Table Quilting which I saw, loved and just wanted to have. (Sadly I am giving this away, but I’m sure it will be treasured so that’s enough for me. And, as it’s going to my nephew I’ll get to visit it once in a while so it’s not gone forever!)
Anyway …….I finished cutting out the fabrics and I’m winding my way to deciding on a layout.
Like I said – Work In Progress – so excuse the bottom for looking a bit ramshackle right now!
The dilemma = which thread colour to use?
I’m going to invest in some Aurifil again as the one spool I have is so lovely, but I’m stuck on whether to use a darker or lighter thread. I’m leaning towards darker, but not sure…..maybe a royal blue type colour? Plus I would rather buy more of an all rounder, then I can use it in other projects.
Soooo………the question is what do you think?
- Are there any shades you’d recommend?
- Dark on light / light on dark….which one’s better?
- Should I use two different colours one light one dark?
Any advice would be really helpful especially if you know a shade number that you particularily like so I can search it out online. I don’t think I’m going to quilt over the white stars, I don’t know what I’ll do with them, but the rest might be done in squiggles or something!!
Oh…..and one more thing……….backing fabric. I need something soft, was thinking double gauze or minky…..more suggestions please!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.