Sunday, November 24, 2013

Quilting with Variegated Thread

In-between prepping the extra bedrooms and cleaning toilets in preparation of the kids and grand-baby coming home for the holiday, today found me in the studio quilting my guy's quilt. He chose a pantograph design called: Grizzly Ridge:
Whenever I work with a pantograph, my current quilting "lesson" is learning to nest the rows. There's a lot of math in quilting...and for us right brain people, wellll, this can be a challenge! LOL! For some reason, when I REALLY like a quilt top I made, I get little nervous to quilt it. (Is that wierd??)
With relief, I'm really liking how this one is coming out!!
I'm liking variegated threads right now. Today I'm using a brown variegated  thread from King Tut called Cedars. I like how it "flows" between the colors of my quilt:
Whether it's the blues....

...or the reds....

...or the browns...
I'm loving how the "design" is there, but in a subtle way.
I'm finding the variegated threads are complimentary to a quilt top this way.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you weekend was great!
With Smiles!
Val:)



       

15 comments:

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

that's a really neat quilting pattern, Val! and that definitely happens to me. If I really love a quilt top, I'm always afraid I'll ruin it if I mess up the quilting!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks Kelly...THAT is exactly how I feel!!! :) So glad I'm in good company!

Karen said...

Looking great Val! And I'm with you and Kelly... The best are the hardest ones to quilt... Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your family!

kathyinozarks said...

(I am a new follower from the hop) wow this quilting will be amazing when finished-looks intimidating though-lol Love the varigated threads too

Jessica Hadden said...

Love it, Val!

Penny Gardner said...

I love that pattern.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Quilting looks great Val! Love the pantograph design. Great job!

Willit Neverend said...

Cool quilting, Val. Very Manly! I'm a big fan of variegated thread, too.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I'm slow moving on this one...but November just seems to be zooming by...and between my second graders and home...it's just a festive time of year!!!!

Jackie said...

Great choice and job with the quilting.

Elita en Suisse said...

I love a great variegated thread and your quilting design is perfect. I haven't done a "Guy Quilt" yet but yours is an inspiration. I love flannel as well so might end up being "Our Quilt". :D

Sara said...

Don't feel wierd. We quilters are so critical of ourselves:( You are doing a great job on it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful quilt

Esther F. said...

The pattern really fitts with this quilt. Love the thread too!
Esther
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Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Wow, it looks stunning! There is a lot of work in that panto! Well done you :) thanks for linking up :)

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