I ripped out the rest of my tension mistake from yesterday. Man-o-man! That was a tedious task. I hope I never have to do that again. I've only been working on the green sections of the blocks of the peacock quilt, but today I finished them (including the one I had to redo). Determined not rip out the teal sections because I wasn't sure what thread color I wanted, I made a couple little samples to test the colors out.
|I did say "little" samples|
|This one was just plain aqua embroidery thread|
|This one actually has two different variegated threads|
Which one did I choose? Well, I ended up going with the variegated with the lightest shade. It is a peacock quilt after all, I need some pizazz. It also seemed to go with the thread I choose for the green blocks best. Here are pics of those:
|close up of quilting - I'm still practicing!|
|close up of final thread selection|
|I think they look good together|
While this isn't the practice pattern for the free motion challenge, it is still practicing free motion quilting!! Speaking of practice, now I only have 14 more teal blocks to go, then I have to quilt some of the other parts of the blocks (I'm definitely choosing a bigger quilting pattern), then the borders....hmm, this could take a while.