Before you ask, I don't know the name of this pattern, I tried to look online and I can't find it (granted I've had about 2 sips of coffee and it's still dark out) but if anyone wants to know the name, please leave a comment below and I will find it out and let you know later.
I used two thread colors on the top of the quilt and two on the bottom. You're not going to believe the combinations! Now, keep in mind there is a certain reach when using different threads on the top and the bottom of a quilt. You can change the colors only so much before the contrast is too great and even with the best tension ever, it'll still look off (usually due to the darker or bolder thread) With that said, there are always exceptions, but this is what I did and why:
Now I could loosen the tension a bit so it wouldn't show on the top, but then the light pink would show on the back... Dun dun DUN! See the dilemma? Now please keep this in mind when you go to your quilter with a super contrasting top and back and ask her to blend the threads in with the fabrics - it's not gonna happen. There has to be a compromise at some point. Usually though there is a really close alternative that will get you great results without being matchy matchy.
What threads are the worst for this? Without a doubt, red & black. They're bold and mean and don't play well with the other kids. It's the truth.
Well, I think it's time to have more coffee and get this day started. I can cover the thread and quilting stuff much more in later topics, so if you have something you're puzzled about and would like me to cover, please e-mail me at rubybluequilts (at) gmail (dot) com and I will try my best to include it in a post.
Anywho, Anne, thanks a bunch and I hope you get your quilt hung up as soon as that quilt rack gets made (hint hint nudge nudge wink wink) Anne showed me where the quilt will hang and was pointing out the fact of the quilting rack to her hubby very casually as he was sitting in the other room :) Your quilt is warm and beautiful and will look great once it's hung! Thanks for letting me quilt it and have fun!