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I Love Thread and Quilting Stitches

After the week-end off, I found time today to get some more quilting done. I often get terrified when I start quilting a piece, but once it is underway, it becomes a very zen and creative activity.

I am always so thrilled when I find the perfect thread in my stash. Last year, I bought a package of hand-dyed thread from England. The thread has very subtle color gradation. Two of them are working perfectly for this quilt. All of the thread I am using for this is heavier— 12 wt.


Here are the two hand-dyed threads that I am using. I love the subtle design change that happens to the fabric with the addition of stitches, particularly when the thread has a subtle color change.

After a couple of days with some sun shine, today was extremely dark and dreary. It didn’t rain until this evening. My computer weather widget is showing sunshine for the next 5 days. I hope that forecast is accurate.

5 Responses to “I Love Thread and Quilting Stitches”

  1. Judy says:

    oooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee: I LOVE those threads!…and the quilting ain’t too shabby either!


  2. beadbabe49 says:

    I really like the multicolor threads and have taken up stitching (a stretch for this beader) just so I could justify buying some…

    I’m with you on the weather…and I saw some sun this morning but it’s gone now…sure hope it’s just a brief period!

  3. jenclair says:

    Love the way the threads look in the quilting!

  4. teri says:

    If your weather-widget is correct I want to know where you got it! Mine is always the opposite of what we have!

    The quilting looks great!! And I am actually finishing up some things!~! Whoopee~~~~


  5. dee says:

    That is beautiful thread. It looks wonderful and the very subtle color change on the blue-lovely.