I knew better, but couldn't resist trying using one for the background and the other for the word. After all, I was playing so why not?
The result seemed to say, "I dare you to find my word in this scrappy mess."
I decided to try again ... and realized I was now working on a "double dare." Can you see the original in the quilt with the improved version?
I recently received some shiny rayon Madeira thread from Frieda Anderson as part of a give away on her site. I used it for the scribbly, doodle-ish quilting.
I urge anyone who's thinking about joining this challenge to go for it. Last year was the first time I used my chosen word in a quilted declaration and reminder. I love the little quilt I made last year and it really did manage to give me a subtle nudge throughout the year. Last year, my word was Bloom and my quilt was Bloom Where You're Planted.