Thursday, July 13, 2017

Help Me Decide!

I have a dilemma!  I have made a quilt top for my newest grand baby. It was super easy and it's super cute using only black & white solids.  My DIL saw a picture of it somewhere and I went from there. Made entirely of HSTs.

I found a white/black print for the back, and the aqua will be used for the binding. I plan to applique the baby's name on the back with the aqua also.

SO - I have no idea of what color of thread to quilt it with! Black? White? Gray? Clear? Maybe change colors to match the fabric in each section? I just can't decide, so I'm hoping someone will give me a solution and steer me in the right direction! And any suggestions on a quilting design would be greatly appreciated too!

Last weekend I had an itch to make a quick small project, so this is what I ended up doing.

Allover meandering turned out pretty well the very first time I used my new sewing machine.

It's a Juki and I'm really liking it so far.


13 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Decisions decisions--beautiful quilt so nice you are personalizing. How do you like your new machine?

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I think black, white or gray would work. I don't use the clear monofilament on a baby quilt because I'm afraid the thread might ravel after a bit of baby tugging. I love your quilting on that little quilt. Delicious!

Barbara said...

What about trying aqua to match the binding? This will be very cute and modern no matter what color you choose.

Yvonne said...

Either color will be pretty I am sure. I would go for the safe option myself to use black on black and white on white. But I am not good in machine quilting......
I am sure it will turn out pretty whatever you choose.
Love your little quilt too, you did a great job meandering.

Saimi said...

Nice quilt!! I would use white. I'd rather have white on black than black on white. I can see your dilemma though Grey might work too. The binding is gonna be amazing with the turquoise it will be a nice pop of color. You're gonna love your Juke, I have that machine on my quilter and it works great!

Can't wait to see the finished product.

em's scrapbag said...

I like to use gray with quilts like this. That way your don't have one area with a sharp contrast and an area where the quilting disappears. An aqua would be neat also like someone else mentioned. Whatever you do it will be great!

Sue SA said...

Sitting on the fence here, I would use both white and black on the front. But that does depend how you want to quilt it, if your design goes over both colours I would go for clear.

Janet O. said...

When I took a class at HMQS a few years ago from Karen McTavish, the subject was "How Should I Quilt This?" When it came to baby quilts, she recommended allover designs, because they would be used and washed and and dragged around a lot. That said, I think I might be tempted to match thread to fabrics (which precludes an all over design).
So helpful, right? : )
Your "quick" project is very cute. Good job!

Lori said...

Super modern and cute! That aqua binding will look great! Sorry I don't have any suggestions as far as thread color- I would be asking the same question!!

audrey said...

Your baby quilt is wonderful looking! Love the aqua touch. It's so graphic, I'd probably be sticking to a gray or white thread so it doesn't distract. Best of luck!

Karen said...

Wonder what the black sections would look like with turqoise thread. Maybe too much.

Kurt Schindler said...


If you do an overall design, I suggest a grey thread or perhaps turquoise (maybe audition that on a sample block to see how you like it). I love the idea of the turquoise binding and name on the back.

I am facing the same dilemma with a quilt top of mine - How to quilt and what color thread. No answers so far.

Charlotte

Nancy said...

I'm so far behind reading posts that I'm sure you've decided which color thread to use, Gayle. What a great, graphic quilt for a baby! I like the little quilt you made, too. It's fun to see the same pattern with colors and in a different size.