Some of you are probably like me… I love the look of contrast quilting, but sometimes, I am a little hesitant to use really contrasting colors on my quilting because contrasting quilting means easily spotted mistakes! I have in the past done some contrast quilting, as shown in the following from Out of the Nest:
More often than not, my preferred color scheme is tone-on-tone quilting, as in Coxcombs and Berries.
BUT…. I have been experimenting with “subtle” contrast quilting in the last 6-9 months or so, and I am REALLY liking the look! The resulting look is such at the quilting is emphasized without being overpowering and taking over the overall look of a quilt.
Here you see a beige on white color scheme in Rising Stars:
And more recently in a couple of “yet to be official” quilts — variegated gray on beige, and light brown on beige.
My favorite Aurifil thread color remains 2310 – I wouldn’t know what I would do without my 2310 spools! But if you are wanting to try out how you like “subtle” contrasting quilting, may I suggest the following colors from Aurifil — 2843, , 2324, 5011, 2600, 4060, 2770, 2000, seen below on beige solid fabric.
I know we are already into April in this year. But perhaps it isn’t too late for you to try out some subtle contrast quilting?
I am eager for your feedback, and know I will love reading your comments on this post!
Thanks for stopping by. It’s back to work I go. Hugs to you all.