That's right, I can hear them coming....it's The Quilt Police!!!
Once they see what I did on Robin's Mystery quilt I'm sure they will be after me.
My crime...using black thread on top and bright yellow in the bobbin. That's right I did it! I'm guilty :)
I am slowly learning the advantages of matching thread top and bottom but sometimes I just can't bring myself to do it. Robin bought a beautiful yellow fabric for the back and to use black thread on that would be a bigger crime in my opinion. I like to match my bobbin thread with the backing fabric...there I said it!
Yes if you look really close you can see some black dots on the back but that can be okay if you know your client will be okay with it. I set the tension so the yellow would not show on the top. I knew Robin would be fine with how it looks and she was. She knows after it is washed some of that will disappear and that most people don't look at quilts like quilters do and will never notice. But I do have other clients that would go nuts with the dots and I would have just suggested to them to get a black backing instead. I am lucky to know my clients well.
I think we all have our different views on the subject of matching top and bottom threads and I don't think there is one right answer. It all depends on the quilt, the client's preferences and the quilters experience.
Am I crazy...don't be afraid to tell me, I can take it ;)
Did a little shovelling and sweeping and now have a new spot to lay quilts. The sun is just above the trees at noon so this is the only place to get a good picture this time of year. There is a good 4 inches of ice near the shore so enough to hold my weight.
This is Mystery quilt #13.
Rhapsody is the panto I chose as it matches the design in the printed fabric.