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Choosing Colors

Choosing the quilting colors is an art of itself. It can enhance or spoil the finished look of the quilt. For me it is always a challenge which color to choose. I see the way that it should look in my mind's eye and then I go to the box of threads that I have and see what is there.


This was my selection. As with my fabrics I have a large collection of threads but don't always have the specific color that I want. I only use what I have I won't buy new threads. That is the challenge, to use what I have and still achieve the final look that I want.


Spools of fabric threads on table, fuschia, orange, tan, gold threads

So I audition the colors against the patchwork piece and decide which one speaks to me the most.


spools of threads on patchwork art piece, orange, fuschia, tan gold colored threads

I love the fuschia but it is too dark and dominant. the dark orange is a cotton and broke when I pulled it, that is the way I test thread before sewing. It will break when I quilt. the gold and tan don't speak to me.


I chose the orange thread for the quilting



orange spool of thread on patchwork art piece


and I love how it turned out.



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