I am having a ball with the new Hoffman 1895 Watercolours, flipping back and forth between three new designs. One project is almost finished and the pattern *should* be available by next week. In addition to this really fun and curved patchwork for the border, there's a bit of appliqué. I decided to try a heavy weight Aurifil thread.
Green or blue? Hmm...it's water, so I chose blue. It is a 28 weight cotton Mako and it works a beautiful machine blanket stitch (#46 on my Bernina). The thread has a gorgeous sheen and I am really pleased with how it fills in the stitching on the raw edge appliqué. In the bobbin I used a 50 weight Mako cotton and reduced my top tension just a bit to account for the different weights of thread. Perfect!