Here is the second thread sampler that I have made, a companion to the first, sampling eleven more shades of Gutermann's Sulky Cotton 30 variegated threads.
This coppery orange in the centre lifts the whole colour scheme.
I gave the leaves curly hooks around the edges, and was treadling away happily thinking that I might try out a design based on teasels...
... until the darker leaves jumped out at me and all I could think of was woodlice.
Oh well, can't win them all. The colours are nice, though. It is impossible to convey the subtlety of the shades in photographs. In fact, at first I thought there wasn't enough contrast between the different threads used in the background, but once the chocolate brown binding was on, it looked a whole lot better.
Here goes for week 24...
Many thanks to Gwyned and Hilary for linking up last time.
If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
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So far quilters from USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand and France have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.
Linking up with Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.