25 March, 2010

Fun In The Sun

You know me, I LOVE thread; all kinds. My greatest love affair with thread has been with the glow-in-the-dark variety for stitching swirls and squiggles onto quilts for children. Move over NiteLite and make room for SunBurst! I first saw this thread at the Superior Threads booth at MidAtlantic Quilt festival last month. Naturally, I had to purchase a spool; the biggest dilemma was which color to choose. They are all white on the spool indoors, it's when sunlight is added that the magic happens... presto, change-o! I chose blue and you can see the difference between the top photo and the bottom photo after one minute of exposure to the sun. You'll have to believe me on this one... the thread on the spool is completely white. The moment that I placed it down to photograph it yesterday (top) it began to turn blue! I think a picnic quilt or patio placemats would be so much fun quilted up with SunBurst thread. Click on the link to see the other colors available. Shine on!!

Life is Good!


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7 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, what fun!

paula, the quilter said...

That *would* be so fun for a child's quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Amazing!

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks like fun thread for sure. Does it break down in light/sun like fabric? I guess what I'm asking is how long can it be exposed to sunlight?

Barb said...

WOW that is amazing...who would have ever thought it could happen, seeing is believing! Fun for a quilt, perfect for the picnic table placemats! Enjoy your weekend!

KimQuiltz said...

Eeeee! I LOVE things that glitter, turn color or shine!

kjquilts said...

Does the thread stay blue if you take it out of the sun? Or, go back to white?