I cut my first piece of the shiny threads. So many applique patterns to choose from. I decided to go with hearts. I'm thinking about how I want to stitch it together, what kind of overall pattern to do, how big to make it. The weather was overcast when I snapped the pictures, so they don't look like much. In sunlight it really sparkles.
I pulled a bunch of fabric I thought would go with it. I was surprised with what didn't work - some blacks, greens, light blues, white and orange. I'm down to a bright dark blue, two deep reds and a silvery grey. Had to laugh - they look like New England Patriots colors. The blue and red pop; the grey was calmer. It may not look like much in the photo, but it's pretty in daylight.
This is certainly a typical seat-of-my-pants project. Some of my favorite quilts start with a small, vague idea and go from there. I've not done much applique - none of it on a quilt. So that's all new territory. Not sure if I want to sew it by machine or by hand with a blanket stitch. This is also more artsy than my usual quilt. I'm trying a few different style of hearts, wondering if I
should stick solely with the shiny threads or if I should add some other
color. I'm considering other embellishments as well.
Interesting project. Can't wait to see where it goes next.