I am so pleased with the way this quilt turned out. I was able to fit 34 different greens (all from stash) into this quilt, and they play so nicely all together. I love how green, depending on the specific shade, can be earthy or opulent, soothing or energizing, soft and sweet, or loud and brash. I guess lots of colors run the gamut of emotion like that, but I notice it more so with greens because they are my favorite.
I just had one little hiccup in getting this one finished. Someone in my guild was destashing her thread, and I got a whole cone of Superior Threads King Tut variegated green thread. I intended to use it for piecing and quilting, and the piecing went off without a hitch, but when it came to quilting, my machine just wasn't having it.
I have never used a thread stand, since I usually just use regular spools that fit my Bernina. I put the cone in a mason jar behind my machine and that worked well for piecing. Not so much for the quilting part though. It was late at night, and I couldn't get the thread to feed through my machine with correct tension for free motion. Instead of being patient (shocking, I know), I gave up and quilted it with white Aurifil instead. I was just tired of ripping quilting stitches. Even still, I do love it quilted in white.
In trying to make the thread cone work, I was doing a little research and realized what a great deal the larger cones are. I had no idea! Note to self- buy a thread stand ASAP, and start taking advantage of those thread cone savings!
On the back, I used up as many scraps as possible, though with 34 prints, some had to go back into my cabinet for another day.
I opted for a solid green Kona Clover binding, and DID use the variegated green thread to stitch that.
I honestly don't know that I love any other colors enough to make a monochromatic quilt from them (aqua/teal is probably a close second). What about you? Have you ever considered (or made) a monochromatic quilt?