Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Case of the Coordinating Thread

I'm still at it. All I can think about it thread colours. Over a year ago, I made this sweet apron out of Rashida's book I heart Linen.

Linen Apron by Poppyprint

I was testing out my idea that fuschia and butter yellow actually do look nice together. I love the apron, but more just to look at it hanging on my kitchen door than to wear it. I'm hopeless and rarely take the 20 seconds required to put an apron on while cooking/baking.

The fabrics worked well with the Essex linen in Putty, I thought.  So I forged ahead and started making the intended project: a queen sized quilt for our bed.  That quilt is now basted and ready for quilting. I haven't shown it to you yet for a few reasons, the main one being I knew it would take a long time to finish. I wanted to work at my own pace, enjoy the process of piecing entirely with Agatha (my Featherweight) and not feel pressure to complete.  I love it so much and can't wait to finish and share it with you.  B's initial panic at having a pink quilt has subsided, I think. It's not really pink. It just has some pink in it.

Ok, it's basted and ready to go, as I said. But what now?  First I'll need these threads:

Linen Apron Auriful Thread set by Poppyprint
Kitchen Apron Aurifil Thread Collection

I went completely overboard while collecting for Our Bed Quilt and probably have enough fabric left over to make 2 or 3 more massive quilts, so this case of thread candy would definitely be used and appreciated.  You can try your hand at winning a designer case of 12 Aurifil threads, too. Visit Lynne for all the details.

Looks like there is a lot of interest in some travel photography, so I'll just start you off with the obvious.  This happens to be my fav photo of this iconic Paris landmark at nightfall.  No photoshop, it's just what happened when I clicked the shutter. 

La tour Eiffel at nightfall

There's plenty more where that came from. Give me a little time to figure out how to distill things down into a few manageable posts. And do something about the fact that it's Easter this weekend. Yikes!

17 comments:

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Pretty picture! Wow, those skies! I guess you had some of the amazing Summer weather we also had overhere!?

**nicke... said...

oh i want to see that in person some day! did you gain 10 lbs?

Helen said...

Welcome back home Krista! Fantastic photo of the Eiffel Tower! Can't wait to see more. x

Leanne said...

That is a beautiful colour combination for sure. I love your picture!

CitricSugar said...

The apron is cute, and I can't wait to see the quilt, though I respect the need to finish things at your own pace. It's odd how much pressure we bloggers put on ourselves to finish something once we mention it... I've got a quilt I started posting about two years ago or so. I almost have the top finished at this point. lol. Everything in its own time.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I see, priorities - thread before fantastic family experience!! I can handle that!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I think you should take the time to put that apron on!! very pretty and love the colours. The thread collection is beautiful :)
and ahhhhh Paris!

Katie B. said...

Oh, mama! Thread candy indeed.

Dianne said...

Stunning photo Krista and those threads will be spectacular in your quilt, excited to see how you are going to use them!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Love that photo looking up Lady Eiffel's skirt, such a beautiful sky. Very keen to see that quilt now so get on with it!!

Patti said...

Great photo! Did you use your Nikon? Are you playing with the settings or using auto?
Can hardly wait to see your finished bed quilt!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the apron... Almost too pretty to wear! Love the Eiffel tower photo. I see you met up with Kirsty in Provence too! Looking forward to seeing your new quilt!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What an awesome picture!

And wow, I LOVE this thread collection.Anxious to see the quilt that goes with it...

twirlymama said...

Welcome back ~ so glad the trip was fabulous for all! Love the apron, sparkle-y Eiffel tower and your cute & colorful thread collections.... but mostly I'm glad you're back! :)

M said...

Welcome back! In two weeks I'm in Paris for the first time. My husband has ordered a Seinen dinner by boat. I hope, it turns out as romantic as it sounds. Happy Easter, Krista.

Carol Browne said...

Dreamy! Welcome home. I'm looking forward to seeing your travel photos for sure. Awesome.

Krista Withers said...

I saw that thread collection and said " hey!! That looks like ALL the fabric she collected for that quilt!!!!! Ha ha"
Paris looked fabulous!!!!!!!!!