It feels like fall around here these days, which means a variety of things, like leaf mold & the first worthwhile apples of the season; don't mess with my delicately orchestrated tivo setup, dear husband, & I'd better hurry up & find a winter coat for the girl, & wait, HOW soon do shows start? It's got me thinking -- unusually for me -- about warm colors & I even bought a little bit of orange fabric. Orange is consistently one of those colors that I can truly, deeply admire when I see it on or around other people, & I have a lot of respect for the particular quality of its...orangeness, I guess, but I always have to kind force myself to use it. So I'm starting with red instead.
It suddenly struck me, late yesterday afternoon, that I'd really like to try quilting this one with red thread, only my husband wasn't going to be back from his business trip until after the fabric stores closed & I didn't feel like dragging the princess & the soccer hooligan out on a thread quest, but then, lo! Turns out that way in the back of the drawer where I keep my quilting thread was a big spool of red thread purchased for no specific project that I can think of, which just goes to show that sometimes you really DO need to buy random supplies
because they're pretty just in case.
I like the way the red thread adds another tonal layer to the front, but I really especially like the way the back of this one looks. I'm having a little bit of a conceptual moment about colored quilting thread right now. Up until this point, I had considered myself to be completely devoted, no muss-no fuss, to the school of "natural-colored" cotton quilting thread, but I like the red enough that this afternoon I went & bought a handful of other colors. Including orange. Just in case.