12 Days of Christmas – applique quilt

I know, it’s almost 100 degrees outside and I’m singing Christmas carols.  Specifically, the 12 Days of Christmas!  This is a wonderful applique quilt – it consists of 12 blocks with a number in each block and applique for each day.  Right now, I’m SID all the blocks and applique with clear Madeira Monolon thread on top and ivory Bottom Line in the bobbin.   When that is done, I’ll go back and fill in the blocks with an assortment of thread colors and quilting designs.  Each of the applique blocks will have 2 types of background fills and those will most likely be done with Superior Bottom Line, a very thin thread.  I’m debating on using King Tut ivy variegated in the outer border and combining the two outer borders into one quilting design – beadboard maybe?  That border’s just not talking to me right now.  I’m on the fence with that thread too.  The only reason I’m considering it is I have it in my stash.  Hmmm.  That’s not a very good reason to use it, is it?  I have plenty of time to make up my mind on the thread color and design for that outer border, because the rest of the SID will take quite a while.

So, here’s a peek at what I’ve done and the threads I plan on using.

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