I was happy to have time today to do some quilting on my ‘Deconstructed – Not’ quilt. (Still need a better name…)

I love the colors in the Palermo line and decided to get adventurous and use variegated thread for the quilting. I think the quilt has a fun, young vibe and I wanted to play with that in the quilting.

FMQ Loops Variegated Thread

I wasn’t sure how I wanted to quilt so I started with some easy loops in the sashing using the variegated thread. I did four rows before I admitted to myself that I really don’t like it!

I like seeing the quilting some of you do with different colored threads, but I really struggled with it.  Before I completely abandoned the variegated thread idea, I started an easy stipple in one of the blocks. (Sorry, no picture.)

I really disliked this thread in the block.  When I looked at it, the thread was all I saw and it really distracted me from seeing the beautiful fabrics.

So, I grabbed my seam ripper, put Ellen on the TV and went to work. THREE hours later I had all the stitching picked out! Whew!

FMQ Borders Slanted S

I decided to use a blending thread and even changed the design of the quilting in the sashing. I’m doing what I call a slanted “S”.  Here’s a bigger picture:

FMQ Slanted S

I like this soooo much better. I’ve only finished two rows of sashing, so this won’t be a finish for tomorrow.  But I’m so glad I followed my instincts and took the time to pick out all that stitching (my hubby thought I was cuckoo.) 🙂

So, what are your feelings about using variegated threads in your quilting? Maybe I need to start with a smaller project to get a feel for it? I’ve bought several spools/cones, so I’m going to have to find something to do with it!

Linking up with Needle & Thread Thursday.