Monday, January 2, 2012

Fat Quarterly Aurifil Challenge

I was so excited when my far-away quilty friend Lynne asked me to participate in a Fat Quarterly Designer Challenge.  When I learned it was an Aurifil thread challenge, I was even more excited, because I've got six or seven spools of Aurifil that I haven't had the guts to bust into, mainly because sometimes I irrationally fear change.  This was the kick in the pants I needed to finally try the Aurifil, and wow, I sure am glad I did!


I made a little rectangle miniquilt that I aimed to use as a table runner, but it's hanging on the wall in my sewing room, and I kind of like that a lot at the moment.  This little miniquilt reminds me about how I want to try new things this year, like using more variety in my quilting, so I think it might just stay in my sewing room for a while.


I love the color of the thread I used for hand-stitching.  It's quite possibly my favorite shade of blue ever!  My hand-stitching is far from even, but I do still love the look of hand-stitching, even if it is slightly wonky like mine.


Thanks again, Fat Quarterly and Aurifil!  This was a lot of fun!  Hop on over to the Fat Quarterly blog to read more about my Aurifil experience.

14 comments:

  1. Great design, Elizabeth! That blue is beautiful and I think your stitching is great, far better than what I can do. Looking forward to seeing what other new things you try this year!

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  2. Great stitching - I am envious of your skill...on my new years resolution - practice machine quilting more!!

    Happy New Year from Canada! :)

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  3. LOVE the design of the table runner! Happy New Year!!

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  4. Love how you used the variety of threads in this challenge, makes me want to break mine out now!

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  5. Congratulations!! It is a beautiful mini quilt and i love that blue thread too
    Have a nice day!!

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  6. It is gorgeous! I love your fabric and color choices, and the quilting is PERFECT!

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  7. So I've been following you for awhile now and I just have to say you are super talented! Your quilts always look good and you crank them out like nothing! I've only been quilting for a year, but its become my most favorite hobby. Just wanted to tell you you're awesome :)

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  8. OMG, Elizabeth, I LOOOOOVE this! I really need to experiment with more decorative quilting like this! It just makes the whole quilt!

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  9. That looks SO great! I love the blue for the hand stitching too! AWesome!

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  10. This turned out great. I love how you played with the threads for your quilting.

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  11. Very Pretty! Love the color combo you chose.

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  12. That is fabulous! I love the colors and the pattern. Really nice stitching too!

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  13. This is great, Elizabeth. I love Aurifil--after being a long-time Superior fan.

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  14. It's a lovely wallhanging/table runner, Elizabeth. Good on you for stepping out and trying something new.

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