Variegated threads are beautiful but I am a very conservative user. I enjoy the moment when I find the perfect opportunity to use a variegated thread. This sample is a customer quilt I was working on and she was happy to have me do whatever I wanted on her butterflies. This is a small piece and texture was my main goal.
I used a variety of fill designs and changed thread colors a couple of times. When I got to the background of the butterfly I wanted to compliment the color changes in her fabric choice and add an unusual texture.
My thread choice was Aurifil 40wt #4060. The subtle changes in grey captured the texture and added just enough interest.
A good quilting day!