Fabric generally steals the show in quilts but I'd like to focus here on thread and the credit it deserves in our quilts. Threads for quilting or embellishing can blend with the fabric or stand out as a design element.
Nautical map lines on this compass quilt are done with a heavy contrasting thread.
Buttonhole stitch draws attention to the squares in this octagon quilt.
Satin stitched thread eliminates the need for fusing the veins in these large leaves.
The next time you open that drawer of thread, take a moment to focus on how thread "makes" your quilt.