The thread is a chocolate brown, but it does appear to blend away on the marroon fabric, and have the appearance of a deep cranberry in other areas. I love how threads can have the illusion of another color.
And another finish. This is a great lap quilt. It has nice piecing and I always love scrappy quilts. The owner's only request was no stars. I did a couple rows of leaves and tendrils around the outer borders. The periwinkle blue sashings are done in vining leaves too. I used a soft butter yellow thread.
Each of the Lemoyne stars are done like swirling pinwheels. It is an interesting effect and copies the tendril motif.
Again, I like this and hope the owner does too. It will be mailed home to her this week.