Okay, so you can't see the print but trust me, I won. On Monday the box arrived! Oh my! These are pretty and modern and luscious! I was working pretty long hours so I didn't have time to take pictures or play.
I did, though, set the fabrics on the kitchen counters so that I could pet them anytime I walked by.
Today I managed a few minutes to find some coordinating fabrics. I really love the lime and the blue. The gray stripe is the shade, but I'm not sure about the stripe.
I took a photo in grayscale to help me see the value ranges. I'm pretty satisfied, but I may add another dark fabric depending on whether I will use the gray stripe. I'll let it simmer in my brain a while before deciding.
In the meantime, I've put the Quilty 365 top on the long-arm and started quilting it. After about 30 minutes, I am still undecided about the thread. I could really use some help with this one.
The problem is that the background blocks are so many different colors. No one thread will blend with them all. I started with a deep granite and love it. Except (There's always a negative, isn't there?) every single mistake shows up. The thread is dark on the light fabrics and very light on the darker fabrics.
I really like the idea of quilting in the circles, occasionally throwing in a different quilting motif that is still circular. I just don't know what to do with the depth of the thread, especially since I tend to have lots of bobbles and jerks.
What do you think? Would you stick with this thread or try a lighter one? I won't change threads as many times as I would need to, so my decision is 1.) continue with this thread, 2.) rip it out and start over, or 3.) baste it on the long-arm and hand quilt it (using a sashiko-like stitch).
What are your thoughts? Be honest, this is a safe place. And before I close, another huge thank you to Preeti for the fat quarters.
Happy quilting everyone!