Sunday, February 19, 2006

Decisions


I've loaded the butterfly quilt and intended to start quilting it tonight but since I'm not sure about the quilting I'm going to sleep on it and start tomorrow afternoon.

I'm in such a pantograph mode - I haven't quilted anything freehand this year. I'm debating between freehand quilting a Line Dancing pattern with leaves or this pantograph - Rhapsody. The lazy way would be to just do the pantograph.

Second I'm debating thread color. An olive green that matches the *dark* fabric in the quilt or a variegated with greens, golds, and oranges.

Click on the picture to get a larger view.

I'll probably start quilting in the afternoon so if you have any thoughts for me - leave me a comment before then otherwise it will be too late because I AM going to make a decision and quilt this tomorrow!

12 comments:

rebecca0669 said...

I like the pantograph and I would use the orange varigated thread.

Have a great time quilting!

trish said...

Mary, I agree, the variegated thread would be nice, and the pantograph looks lovely.

trish
Pretty sock, did I miss the details of yarn and pattern? And I love the picot edge--so suited to the colorway and pattern...

trish
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Leah S said...

At first I was going to say the olive green thread... but when I embiggen the picture, I was more drawn to the varigated thread. :)

What about a butterfly panto?

cher said...

leah and I are on the same page about this...exactly my thoughts-varigated and although the panto is nice...a few butterflies thrown in would be a nice touch...

dot said...

Varigated with the panto. Look forward to seeing the results.

Roma said...

After reading the other comments and looking at the quilt/thread/panto pattern. this is what I could vision.

Use the varigated thread. Use the panto Rhapsoday for the everything but the outer border. And do some free hand or panto butterflies for the border.
I think they would be lost in the center just being put here and there.

Whatever you choose I know the end result will be just right..

Brit said...

those colors are magnificent, can't wait to see it quilted

Patti said...

Most definitely the variagated thread - love the way that looks on a quilt!

Passionate Quilter said...

I'm going to go with the crowd here, the variagated thread. I do like the panto, but a couple of butterflies thrown in would be nice too.

trish said...

please ignore the pretty sock comment, I think that came out of some blogger black hole...sorry...

I see the variegated is winning the popularity contest...

trish

Cathi said...

I like the variegated too...and like the idea of the panto in center and some butterflies in the border...do you have a butterfly pattern?

Vicky said...

Probably too late for my vote LOL, but I like the variegated thread, too!! Can't wait to see it all quilted!!