Quilting Thread for my Splendid Samplers
I held off quilting my Splendid Samplers (5 small ones) because I looked over the thread packs in the giveaway and thought the Carolyn Friedlander pack had the perfect colors to quilt at least 2 of my quilts (orange and green), and though I didn't think I'd win, I did request her pack if it happened. I know I've said it, but its so exciting!
Three of my Splendid Samplers have been draped over my loveseat for several weeks now, sandwiched & basted, waiting for me to get to them. Other projects, my son's senior year wrap-up and graduation, my summer job at my local greenhouse & nursery, and my own yard-work have all taken priority over them, though. ~Sigh~ But I now have reason to start one... which to choose? I'm thinking the red/orange will be the one, but I have fallen in love with how the green quilt looks with the sashing/border I added and may dive into that first. We'll all know soon!
The 350 Blocks Project
I did not keep a list of books & will have to go back so I can credit my source of inspiration, but it was strip pieced leaves for a pillow. I am making leaves (from memory). Mine will be a door quilt (thin and long to hang on my basement door). I'm stumped by background fabric right now... not sure which shows off the leaf fabrics best. Here's my finalists:
Is it acceptable to use the same background fabric for different quilts? And the Snow Moon quilt is only the finished top right now, and it's pulling my mind towards doing more with it--adding to it or doing a series, which means I'll need all this background fabric just in case.
Decisions have to be made before I move toward on either quilt right now!