Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wonderfil Rayon Thread & A New Bag

Most people who know me know that I am not a big fan of pastels. It's not that I don't like pastels - in fact I wish I had more of a sense for pale colors than I do. It's just that whenever I try to do something in more muted colors - I always seem to have add "just a little punch" of color and it turns out brighter than planned ! This bag was another attempt at using softer colors than usual. I almost never buy pastel color threads either and I am not, for some odd reason, a huge fan of variegated thread.I DO use them at times.I DID, however, happen to have a lovely selection of Wonderfil Rayon threads in some beautiful pastel variegated shades. Perfect! The colors slid onto the felt beautifully and the variegation was perfect for my taste - as well as for this piece. It's a beautiful sewing thread, slippery without being slithery,that adds just the right highlights for your work.
I still have to braid a handle for this bag - so will update when finished. It is lined with an equally soft cotton of fruits - this bag reminds me of cool sherbets on a warm summer day !
So - here are both saides of the bag and a close up of some of the quilting. Hope you like it!


Sue B said...

This bag is gorgeous! LOVE the colors in this. Fabulous!

Vicki W said...

That's a BEAUTIFUL bag! Love the threads too.

Daughter of the King said...

I too am not REALLY a pastel person...but for sme reason ...have sort of started desiring them..not the faded out pastels..but the more Easter egg colors...and PINK.....I have a room called my lovely room that is pink and white and shabby of sorts..and it is my respite...
I think this might be the first time at your blog..
Puget sound

Exuberant Color said...

Pastels aren't my regular choice either but every once in awhile I make something with them. Really I think of them as my lights to go with the med. and dk. fabrics more than a group of their own. Your bag is beautiful and I can admire others' use of pastels.

Waltraud said...

Hi Marie,
I have the same threads - unbelieavable! And your new bag is so beautiful!

jenclair said...

Beautiful threads! I love the bag and the little punches of black!

Micki said...

This is so gorgeous. I like pastels for certain things and this bag seems to like the colors too. Your quilting really looks great.

Robin said...

Oooooooh!!! Your bag, your blog, your photos, and your threads... all lovely, sumptuous, yummy!!!! Congrats on posting every day. I can't imagine being able to do that... my hat's off to you!

Thread question: what do you use for hand sewing on fabric? I've been using 100% cotton by Gutermann, and I hate it. Took me for EVER to sew the binding my quilt because of having to untangle the thread nearly every stitch. Made me crazy. Any suggestions? Thanks! Robin

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