Sunday, April 19, 2009

which to use...opinions please!

I'm thinking of the thread to use on the Four Seasons quilt and I narrowed it down two 2 choices of Superior's King Tut...one solid and one variegated. It will done in a simple meander all over with the quilting going right over the embroidery sections. Please click on the pictures to get a nice big look!

So what do you guys think? The darker one is lovely on the cotton colors and hides almost all the time, but the darkest shade is really going to stand out on the embroidery. That can look rather harsh.

The lighter color almost seems to disappear on the embroidery squares but shows up more as a lighter color on the cotton pieced sections. I don't really mind that too much. I think I'm mostly leaning to the lighter choice...
What do you think? Don't be shy.

20 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh for what it is worth - I think the lighter one which wont stand out so much on the embroidery - dont want to take away from your wonderful stitcheries!

Midge E. said...

I think the lighter one doesn't detract from your workmanship as much as the darker ones do.

Joy said...

I also think the dark thread would detract from your gorgeous stitcheries - although it would look lovely on the pieced part. If it were mine I think I'd probably go for the lighter thread too :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Screen Door said...

Why did I choose the color I chose? I chose a Color to match the stitchery backgrounds. The quilting is brought out in the darker patchwork, but you want the stitcheries-- not the quilting --- to be the focus of the blocks... just my thoughts.

Dixie said...

I like the lighter one so your beautiful stitching is the "star of the show! What a gorgeous fall quilt, Judy.

Mary said...

Lighter color! I think your stitchery should not be detracted from, I love it!

Karen said...

I think the lighter as the embroideries are the important part of the quilt.

Jeanette said...

I'm not experienced enough to give an opinion, but did you see that Cheri has new patterns posted?

Lurline said...

Oh, what a shame you have to quilt through the stitcheries - is there anyway this could be avoided?
Hugs - Lurline♥

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Light - so it isn't so distracting on the beautiful embroidery blocks. And everyone loves quilting on a quilt, so if the light thread shows up more on the patchwork, so much the better!
Cheers! Evelyn

Stina said...

Like so many others I would go for the light one... :o)

Janet said...

I agree so it's unanimous so far, go for the lighter one.

Cathi said...

I vote for the lighter one, too. What about using the light in the stitchery blocks and the dark on the piecing? Other than the obvious pain of changing thread every once in a while.......Could you quilt all the stitchery blocks and then change to the darker thread and do all the pieced blocks? Just a thought.

Quilt Hollow said...

My vote...light.

Libby said...

I think you'll be happiest if you change out the thread. Light for the stitchery and darker for the piece work . . . . solves the issues for both spots *s*

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

That quilt looks familiar:) I vote for the light.

Sharon said...

I would use both threads, the light on the light and the dark on the patchwork areas. Some times it's worth it and this top looks like it would be worth it!
Please post when finished,
Sharon

AJ said...

I think I would go with the lighter color. Beautiful quilt though regardless.

Sharon said...

I vote for the light. It worked great on Nancy's quilt.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Yup, I"d do the light. So is it done yet!!!!