I finally finished the Christmas Wish quilt from 2009 (?)! Better late than never...and now it's ready for NEXT Christmas. :) I loved doing this BOM from Gail Pan. It was a freebie and is actually still available on her website. I could probably even make this one again...I love the blocks!
I realized recently that I'm pretty thread ignorant. I tend to use the same thread for all my piecing (Aurifil), and another thread (Robinson-Anton 50 wt Cotton) for quilting and machine applique. I think I'm just comfortable with what I know looks good and will work nicely in my machine. A few months ago, I started the Village Square block of the month and one of the things I like about it is that it uses fabrics I wouldn't normally choose. But when it was time to do the applique, I realized I'd have to branch out a little and try something different when it came to the thread I chose.
Once again, I turned to one of my BFFs for guidance. Robin rocks when it comes to her knowledge of different threads and needles! I'm always picking her brain...and I'm sure she's tired of repeating the same things every year or so. LOL Thanks Robin! She's doing the same BOM and mentioned that she was using Sulky Rayon for the applique, so I figured I'd jump in and copy her, er...I mean try the same thing. LOL Lucky me, JoAnn's has Sulky on sale right now!
I'm so looking forward to the warmer temps that we've been promised for later this week. Bring on the sunshine!!