What is this new thing? Thread color!
This section was filled Micro-Zippling in the pretty red Brick color of Isacord.
Yes, I warned you last week that I'm lazy and I don't like to change thread colors, but today I took a look at the black wholecloth version of this quilt and decided she needed some red, orange, and yellow thread in the background rays.
And to add to the fun, I'm also going to explain an extra design element that effects how the thread and design appear on the quilt - thread density. Basically it's not just the color that matters, but also the design you're using as well!
So Micro-Zippling is always going to appear darker on the surface of your quilt.
Why? Because it is a single line, Independent design that wiggles through the area without travel stitching. Because there is no travel stitching, the background fabric is allowed to show through more, making this design have a darker effect on the quilt.
Or maybe I should say "less intense" because the dark / light analogy wouldn't work if this was a white wholecloth...
Regardless, this is just one effect and the red thread looks quite good here. But what will happen if we use a design that incorporates a lot more travel stitching?
You'll just have to wait until Thursday to find out!
Let's go quilt,