I know...they look like grapes, but I am sticking with the red and green theme of this quilt (with just a smattering of rosey shades as of late). Of course, there ARE red grapes, right?
This block, also, requires some embroidery stems, but because I made my cherries slightly bigger, I am not so sure that I am going to bother with the embroider since there isn't much room now. Of course, that is something I can always do a little later.
Another thing I wanted to discuss with you is silk thread. While at the AQS show in Paducah I had taken a block to work on and I had only about a yard of green silk thread left on my spool, so my mission was to find green thread in a vendor's booth. You can ask Sandy over at http://sewthisismyblog.blogspot.com/ ......I got carried away.
I bought three spools ....all in about the same shade of green that I am using for the Cherry Tree blocks. I won't be running out soon.
Anyways, I bought Clover, Kimono and YLI. These are all different from what I usually use. Tire is the one I usually go for. So far from the new ones I have tried the Clover and Kimono. I like them both, but the Kimono one is really nice.
So....what kind of thread do you use for your applique and why? I would really like to know.