We are happy to announce that the amazing “Lovely Lady of the Sea’, by Joyce Hughes a self taught quilter and fiber artist won a BLUE Ribbon at “Quilt Fest of New Jersey”, 3-2012, for Best Use of Embellishments. The judges comments on embellishments were” Vibrant use of colors with the THREADS, adds dimension and interest in the quilt”.
Lovely Lady of the Sea is realized using Aurifil cotton 28wt
Joyce Hughes says : ” I loved using Aurifils 28 weight cotton thread . The perfect weight and brilliant colors, helped add extra texture and create visual effects. The items popped out, inviting you to examine the detail of the thread work. Thank You Aurifil for giving quilters such beautiful thread!,
visit Joyce Hughes website at http://www.joycehughesoriginals.com/
This is really awesome! I love it. What great work. I am loving working with the 28 weight thread for our stitcheries this year. Nice to know I can put it in my machine needle okay, too! 🙂
It is best to use a #90 Topstitch Needle, and I use 50 wt. of the same color in the bobbin. It is so fun to work with the heavier weight!
Your quilt is beautifil and so free. I love the colors you chose and Congratulations on your ribbon! I haven’t had the chance to use the 28wt threads but have some on order. Can’t wait.
Thank you, you will Love the heavier wt. , You can get all the same beautiful colors in every weight that Aurifil makes. I do use 50 wt. , (of the same color), in the bobbin , this helps to keep the work smooth and eliminate bulk were you are working. I also use a #90 top stitch needle.
Beautiful Joyce! I LOVE the sea!
Thank You Pat, I had a great time doing this quilt.
Beautiful. I am just staring to work with the heavier threads and love them