When I returned from our little visit to the East Coast, my quilter called me and said the Amish With a Twist-2 quilt was finished. I was really happy to jet over to her house and pick it up, and was really happy with the quilting. There was lots of discussion about what color of thread should be used on this quilt, if a person wasn’t going to pay to have it custom-quilted, and needed to travel over both the lights and the darks of the quilt top.
I was able to take my quilt top to the Superior Threads quilt booth at Road to California, and run about comparing threads. They told me that King Tut would sit on top, So Fine would sink a little deeper and that the very fine Bottom Line thread would almost disappear into the quilt. We unwrapped a billion thread cones (just kidding) and I finally chose this one: Blush.
In spite of its name, it is a coppery colored thread, and goes perfectly with this quilt. I still have oodles of thread left, so check with your long-armer on how much thread to buy. I know that Superior also has a thread app, available on the Apple iTunes store, that can calculate how much thread you’ll need to buy for your project. I figure I’m good for about a hundred years of needing copper-colored thread.
P.S. That wild Jane Sassaman fabric you see it the backing I chose.
P.P.S.S. I promise a picture when I’ve finished sewing on the miles and miles and miles of binding.