A rainbow of colors in Prism ( a giveaway)

Michele Scott is a fantastic designer, teacher, author and so much more! Her bubbly personality is very apparent in her work that you can see on her blog The Pieceful Quilter. It is only natural that she would want to design a collection of Aurifil threads that is very similar to her personality, full of all the the colors in the rainbow.

1953_58582186390_5350_nApproximately eighteen years ago, Michele decided to take up a little hobby of quilting to pass the time. Like every other self-respecting “quilt-a-holic”, it quickly became a passion. Machine quilting was of particular interest to her, as it was just becoming a popular and acceptable way of quilting your quilt. Michele was fascinated with the freedom of free motion quilting – especially creating designs that need no marking. Embellishing quilts with a variety of decorative threads was thrilling to her, and she was determined to incorporate as many of them in my quilts as she could! Working with these threads could sometimes be frustrating, so she spent countless hours developing strategies to work with them more effectively.

Her main goal as an educator is to conduct positive upbeat classes that teach solid techniques and give all levels of quilters new confidence. For the past 10 years, she has taught at many quilt guilds and shows across the United States and Canada. In addition, she is on the faculty of Quilt University. Quilt University provides the quilting community with a variety of classes for quilters online.

At the same time that Michele began lecturing and teaching, she began working with McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts magazines. Over the past 10 years, she’s had over 60 quilts published in their magazines. With several articles in Quilter’s Home Magazine, she’s begun designing for Fons and Porterand writing for Quilter’s Home magazine and Quilter’s Choice Network (QCN), a new online quilting community. In addition to being published in an assortment of magazines, she released the 2 hour instructional DVD, Bobbinpalooza and Machine Quilting Fun!

Michele’s newest passion is designing fabric for Northcott Silk. Her fifth line entitled Flirty Birdies will be flying into shops July 2013.

flirtie-birdies-2-turquoise-brownHer book, Bobbin’ Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun was debuted by AQS at the International Quilt Market in Houston, Fall 2011.flirtie-birdies-2-blue-pink

Michele paired up with Aurifil Threads to create her own line of machine quilting threads called Prism. Prism threads are a heavyweight (12 wt) variegated thread that span the colors of the rainbow!

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If you are looking for a quilt pattern to use all of these wonderful variegated threads, look no further. Michele has designed the perfect pattern that is available in a free pdf available at her blog Pieceful Quilter.

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The large spool collection case includes 12 colors of 12 wt cotton thread containing 386 yds each. Colors : 3840-4653-4655-4652-4657-4658-4668-4667-4662-4663-4647-4648

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The small spool collection includes 10 colors of 12 wt cotton thread containing 56 yds each. Colors : 3840-4653-4655-4652-4657-4658-4668-4667-4662-4663

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The giveaway is for one large spool collection case of Michele Scott’s Prism

To enter giveaway please leave a comment on your favorite variegated color combination in the Prism collection.

If you are a no reply blogger, please put your contact email in your comment so we will be able to contact you.

The giveaway will end on April 23, 2013 at 11:00pm EST and the winner will be announced on April 25, 2013

713 comments

  1. Since I use a lot of white and off-white, I would just tend to choose these colors. Of course, I love the color blue. Thank you for the chance to win and for the wonderful tutorial.

  2. I love to blue, it reminds me of the different colors of the sky. Thank you for the chance to win

  3. I love the blue variegated and the greens are close seconds. I’d share with my daughter who’d be delighted with the red and orange! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I don’t know how I ever quilted prior to having Aurifil thread! It is the best thread I have ever used!!!

  5. I love the turquoise and white thread, I have a lot of turquoise fabrics so that thread would go really well with them. Love verigated threads 🙂

  6. I love the turquoise and white thread.. ????? question please, I am new to Aurfil, would like to buy this set, is it Quilting I thought 50 wt was quilting, I have a new Jamone and need some large spools too? I sew alot on Linen and want the variegated for creating …….

  7. I’m liking the red, purple and blue. I can’t make up my mind which is best. Thanks for the chance.

  8. I like the turquoise and the red variegated threads. My last quilt was quilted with variegated thread and it’s just beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful thread.

  9. I love that black and gray thread – now that I know it exists, I must have it 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. I love the orange. The purples are pretty, too, but that orange is really calling my name. I’d love to win.

  11. I love variegated thread, but have never used Aurifil. I would love to try it! I like the earthtones as I would use them the most

  12. I love the yellow through red tones as they remind me of the azalea in my garden. It comes into full bloom, like a tequila sunrise- with guaranteed rain the following day! I’d make a quilt to remind me of it all year 🙂

  13. wow, so awesome, i love that the colors are variegated, I can think of a few projects that need that yellow!

  14. I really like them all. I enjoy the bright and bold colors and would be leaning more to the purples or reds today. Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

  15. It’s a great collection of colors. I especially like the yellow-gold. It always seems to me that adding a bit of yellow, fabric or thread, to a quilt gives it the quality of dappled sunshine falling on the surface.

  16. Oh my what a lovely rainbow of colour! I would have to choose the yellow at present. It brings to mind the lovely daffodils that are blooming all around.

  17. Asking me to choose a color is like asking me to choose between chocolate and chocolate I love them all! If I have to choose, I’d go with the blues, simply because I tend to use a lot of blues in my quilting.

  18. Thanks for the introduction to Michele. My favorite variegated thread is the teal, followed closely by the purple. Thanks for the chance!

  19. What a choice to have to make! i LOVE the Perennials, but if I have to choose one color (and Iapologize to all the other beautiful ones,,,,!!!) I will choose the purples/lavenders. But those teals are a close second!

  20. The Yellows are singing to me today.. Here in cloudy Seattle, we always appreciate a little sunshine!

  21. Hard decision but I’d have to say the green. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to see them and possible win them.

  22. They each have their place – the orange and teal would be beautiful in a beach scene or vintage-esque quilt, but I think I’d really use the variegated black/grey the most.

  23. It was tough for me to pick, bit I’d say the limeade – it would work well for a quilt I’m working on. The sunset is nice, though, too.

  24. I’m a purple / mauve girl, but after looking at these threads green is making itself standout there too, beautiful threads, have not had the pleasure to try these yet, heading to Canberra to the quilt fair in Aug so I do hope to find some there,,,mThanks for opportunity to enter cool comp…

  25. Ok…my eyes went to purple….then teal…then red. But that orange variation just called my name!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. They are all so beautiful I’m having a hard time picking just one color! If I have to choose, it would be a toss up between Sunset and Blue Hawaii. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Either lavender or pink would be perfect for the quilt I’m making for my daughter. So, those would be the colors I’d select.

  28. I absolutely love them all! But if I had to pick a favorite, it would be lavenders. I love Aurifil thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. HELLO! LOVE MICHELE’S DESIGNS+THE AURIFIL THEADS IN PRISM PERENNIALS;ESPECIALLY THREAD #4648. THANK YOU MICHELE FOR THE FREE PATTERN+AURIFIL THREAD FOR ANOTHER SPLENDID GIVEAWAY!

  30. Love the pink variegated as well as the rainbow colored one. Could have used the black & white on a quilt I finished last fall! 🙂

  31. I love all the colors especially the pastels. I recently purchased Aurifil thread and love it. Right now I am using mostly the white and neutral colors and would love to have some colors to add to my collection.

  32. I honestly love them all. They would be great for thread painting a couple project I have. But if I had to chose, it would be the blue or teal variegated. Thanks for the great giveaway and showing off this fabulous thread!

  33. The turquoise reminds me of summer, long evenings, gentle breezes, lots of talk, song and laughter. That colour would be my choice for a lovely coloured and sparkly summerquilt.

  34. They’re all so gorgeous but I particularly like the grey variegated thread. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely threads.

  35. definetely love them all, but at the moment I’m in the mood for the turquoise…. reminds me of crystal clear water under the sun! Thanks for this giveaway!

  36. come scegliere fra tanti colori belli? Ho usato il verde e il lavanda e hanno una resa bellissima sul lavoro! thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I’m loving the variegated yellows and blues, my daughter and I are making her first quilt together, she would love these!

  38. The color combinations are beautiful! I use alot of blue in my quilts, so those are the ones I’d run out of first. Thanks sew much for this chance to win those lovely Aurifil Threads! 😀

  39. I am feeling the teal and green varieties today… Love these colors. Met Michele at my guild mtg last year, wonderful knowledge and skills….

  40. This is about the only thing I would like to enter a drawing for besides a long arm to use it with, haha. I LOVE this thread and the variegated is beautiful!

  41. My favorite color in Michelle’s Prism collection is Spring Green Aquarelli. I have been trying to choose a color for my quilt of shells and ocean colors. I think I’ve found the perfect color!
    Thank you Michelle and Aurifil.

  42. So pretty. Is there such a person as a thread hoarder? As a new quilter (used to sew clothers ? years ago), I did not realize the range of threads or weights of them until the last few months and I thank Aurifil for the posts to learn from. A friend gave me a machine when she upgraded. In it was the most beautiful bobbinful (is this a real word?) of varigated thread. It almost shimmers and I can not bring myself to use it. To me, any color would be a joy to own. Since my favorite color is blue, I would covet it. I may even promise to use it.

  43. Love them all, of course, but I can see wehre Spring Green would be lovely for all those applique stems and leaves. Oh, the lavenders and blues…………..

  44. I love piecing and quilting with Aurifil threads. It is so hard to pick a favorite Prism color, I tend to lean toward natural colors, but love the teal!! I would love, love, love to win this collection!!

  45. All of this collection’s threads are beautiful, but I’m most partial to the shades of green. Thank you so much for a chance to win; I just started using your thread this year, and I’m in love!

  46. I’m typically partial to pinks and purples, but they’re all beautiful! I love varigated threads for crafting

  47. I love the yellows — nice and bright. But I like them all — and since I have many UFOs that need to be quilted I could probably use all of the colors!

  48. The blue’s are my favorite but would love any of them so please email me at lteel1@cox.net and tell me I am the winner. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to win great thread!

  49. While it’s tough to choose one favorite from this collection, I’ll go with the Sunshine Acquarelli (#4658). It makes me happy on a day when we are experiencing stormy weather here in Missouri!

  50. Beautiful collection of colours, and each one is a favourite! However, to pick one, I’d go with the teal. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway.

  51. Thank you for a chance at this great giveaway. I have used very little Aurifil thread but, look forward to using more.

  52. I Luv 4647 – Cotton Candy – First and foremost it reminds me of my moms iris garden and second as a child I loved cotton candy. To this day I am still amazed at the wonderful colors of that pure sugar in its paper cone.

  53. I would love to win the giveaway…I love all the colors! Verigated thread is terrific for quilting and thread painting!

  54. oh, the orange is most definitely my favorite with the yellow a close second!
    thanks for the giveaway too.

  55. I love all of them but the one that represents the rainbow with all the colors is my favorite, then blue, then green, then red, then purple, then orange, then yellow, can you tell, I love them all 🙂 Thank You!

  56. The egg-yolk yellow is my favorite, even though it reminds me of the dandelions that are consuming my yard right now.

  57. I love them all!!! My favorites would be the red, lavender & green. I live in a rural area where we aren’t able to buy Aurfil thread. I would love to win these threads! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. I just started using Aurifil, after a friend sent me a gift of red; I love the finish it gave my quilt. I love all of these colors!

  59. They are all gorgeous, but especially love the blues. Lovely thread collection! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  60. You want me to choose one? Only ONE??? Oh my… how can I choose only one? I love them all!
    My favorite color is turquoise – so I think I’d say this is my favorite color… but I loooove alll the other colors as well… and Aurifil just works like a charm on my APQS longarm…

  61. I LOVE Aurifill threads…..and have purchased MANY of them. I have to say I LOVE the turquoise as I really like bright things……I also love when you can purchase them in sets!!

  62. I love the turquoise, the yellow, the green…..oh heck….I love ALL the colors. Aurifil has me spoiled anyway. All the colors are so clear and wonderful to work with.

  63. I love the purples and teals….and today is my birthday…that would be a perfect birthday gift!! lol Thank you for haveing the contest!!

  64. I absolutely love the teal, however, I am actually in love with ALL of them! I have the perfect quilt to machine quilt with the Prism variegated threads! Would love to win!

  65. Do I have to pick just one? wellllllll, okay. Today it’s the greens… but tomorrow it might be the turquoise, and yesterday it was probably the purples!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. the aqua variegated is beautiful. I have the perfect fabric for that thread. All of them are lovely.

  67. If you love fabrics and quilting, the threads seem to go hand and hand. The colors of the fabrics influence all ofyour love for thread colors and types. When I finish up a spool of Aurifil, I am disappointed that I have no more. It’s like Old Mother Hubbard who when to the cupboard–no one wants a bare Aurifil thread supply. The colors in these selections are just too beautiful to select just one color!! I also have a grand-dog that I have to hid my Aurifil thread from–she will always select the Aurifil over any other brand. It’s a sad death of the spool by the puppy!!

  68. Just one how can I pick just one. I love them all, but if I must pick one, I think blue, no red, oh well I like them all.

  69. Yellow-yellow-yellow! I have been on a yellow kick for about 6 months. I am thrilled to see all those variegated colors. What a treat it would be to quilt with!

  70. my favorite in the big box is 4657. I love the hot color combination of yellow, orange. Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. The blue vareigated thread is my favorite. I searched around to see if they had specific names but couldn’t locate that information…. so it’s the blue one for me.

  72. I’m ever so slightly obsessed with red and turquoise/aqua together these days. Something about clashing colors just makes me happy!!

  73. They are all beautiful colors. I would have to choose the turquoise/aqua. It reminds me of water and the ocean. I’m working on a quilt with fish and a ocean type setting, the aqua would fit in perfectly.

  74. I love the aqua/teal colors because I dream of doing and ocean freemotion project. But I would really love the green because it would make for some lovely grass and ground cover. 🙂

  75. gosh, they are all stunning, really! I do feel a pull towards the light green but the bright yellow could be my new favorite! LOL

  76. Love the teal, but I use verigated all the time, it’s my go to for almost all quilting. The more colour, the better!!

  77. Yellow! 🙂 it is so bright and just makes me happy. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful thread. I love Aurifil thread – it is awesome.

  78. Such a hard decision, they are all beautiful. Since I always gravitate to green, I will go with the green variegated.

  79. Green is my favorite color but lately turquoise has been calling out to me, honestly they are all so beautiful. Love them all!

  80. I am actually throwing away other thread to make room for more Aurifil on my thread racks. Spring has me thinking daffodils and tulips so the yellow and pink and purple are calling my name. Oh, heck, I love every one of them.

  81. beautiful colors. i like the green the best. getting some spring sewing done and green is popping up everywhere.

  82. How to choose…..How to choose….. I love the blues, but also love the black/greys and can use that in my next project. I really love all of them!

  83. This threads look beautiful. I have never tried them but I will LOVE to. Please enter me in your give away.

  84. I can’t go past combining ‘jewel’ colours — amethyst, sapphire, emerald, ruby — and am sooooo elated to see that Michele has catered for my colour combo passion in her Prism collection. Can’t wait to see them in reality & hope to have an opportunity to play with these variegated hues. Fingers crossed I win!

  85. I love the teal combination! I hope I win so I can try these lovely threads. I live n a small town and no one sells aurifil thread without going 90 miles to get it.

  86. I love them all. Upcoming projects would use any colors of nature, including blues, greens, and browns. I have wall hangings to do and the variegated threads would help bring life to the trees and movement to the water.

  87. Love the Aurifil 12 wt. as I do a lot of utility hand quilting, however have had a hard time finding the colors need in both the 12 wt. and 28wt.

  88. Oh my – how does one choose?? Love them all!
    BUt OK – I can see that fresh green, sky blue and lavender in a beautiful ode to spring…or that orange, yellow and green on dark fabric as a celebration of harvest bounty… 🙂
    thank you for this great chance!

  89. That is a really hard choice since they are all so great. That said, I have to go with my favorite color, lavender! So pretty, know can find something to us them ALL on though.
    Happy Spring everyone!

  90. WOW, the colors are so clear and bright, Love the red, orange, yellow and turquoise. What a special collection

  91. Ooohhh I love variegated thread! My favorite would be the aqua / teals! Would love to try some Aurifil Thread! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  92. I love them all but if I must choose it would have to be the blues/turquoise. I am so grateful for the chance to win some. Thank you so much.

  93. It’s kind of hard to pick a favorite when you’ve never seen the thread. So I’ll do what I’m sure everyone else is doing. My favorite color is turquoise. I hope I win because I have wanted to try Aurifil thread for a long time.

  94. Wow wow wow, what a great giveaway. I am really partial to the brown/tan variagated then comes the turquoise. I really gravitate towards earth tones though. My DH keeps trying to get me to step outside my box. LOL

  95. It’s so hard to pick a favourite. The oranges and the turquoises, perhaps, but depending on the project at hand, any of these could be “favourites”.

  96. I love them all – but would choose the purple first, and then the red, and then the blues, and then….. Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous thread!

  97. The best, to me, is the aqua blue variegated thread. It’s a color I am using in my very first modern quilt!!

  98. i just love all of the colors but my fav is the purple i can see any of these colors on wonderful quilts with free motion all over them.

  99. The turquoise is really jumping out at me but I like them all. I usually always quilt with variegated thread. Thanks for this opportunity.

  100. I am totally in love with variegated threads and that variegated collection just makes my heart sing. Wow to the bright oranges, the bright blues… so many I can’t help but drool over!

  101. Love, love your thread…my favorite..it’s hard to pick a color, but the orange & turquoise colors have my attention. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Nancy

  102. I have always loved variegated threads and 12 weight threads always look beautiful when embellishing a piece.. The turquoise blue colorway reminds me of our New Mexico skies and our beautiful Native American jewelry. Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity and look forward to winning the thread to use it on your beautiful Prism Perenial wallhanging. Thank you.

  103. I have really been into oranges this spring. But reds would always be awesome too! I love quilting with varigated threads!! 🙂

  104. I like the neutral one. It may be boring, but the thread totally disappears into the texture of the fabric.

  105. Aurifil thread is my go-to thread. Just love it for piecing, quilting, and thread play. I love the whole assortment of colors. they remind me of a bright sunny spring day with all the flowers in bloom. I would have to pick the yellow for SUNSHINE which is something we haven’t seen much of since Hurricane Sandy.

  106. They all are wonderful, but I’d probably use 4653 and 4667 the most. The greens for embellishing leaves and stems, and the neutrals for adding pizzazz to backgrounds.

  107. I have to say I love all the bright varigated combo collection-my first pick always has been reds.

  108. So difficult to choose! The orange-reds appeal to me for use in Australian Outback landscapes;
    BUT….
    the lavender/blues would get a good work-out for mountain settings and skies

  109. It’s really hard to choose because I love all jewel tones and this thread is just perfect for me. If I was only able to choose 1, I guess that I would have to pick the light blue/teal one. Thanks for the opportunity to win these threads.

  110. I love variegated threads and these are all beautiful, I think the lavender may be my favourite with the pink and orange a close 2nd and 3rd…..

  111. Hard to choose but if I have to, the turquoise and white. But I love them all. Thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful threads.

  112. This is a really pretty collection. I love playing with variagated thread. I’m working on a quilt that would match the blue perfectly!

  113. Wow, hard to pick I love them all! So vivid are the colors, the browns are so nice but I am partial to blue.

  114. Variegated threads are my favorite quilting threads. Love your purple and the teal/turquoise, but, of course would want them all:)

  115. They are all beautiful! I have been a bit intimidated by veriegated thread, but maybe my next quilt will be adventuresome. The pinks, purples, and blues are very inspiring!

  116. i love the blues as they compliment most all quilting and make the eye follow the motion of the quilting

  117. You mean I have to pick only one?! I love blue, but of these I would said it would be the one that has purple, yellow, and blue. (Big box-right hand side, second from top) LOVE THEM ALL!

  118. My favorite color combination is the purple. I love the way it gives me so much variation in such short time.

  119. I can’t believe you are making me choose. What if I said all of them! On the top of my list would be purple.

  120. I’m really loving the yellow variegated, in fact using similar in a 50 wt right now on a wedding quilt. The pastel variegateds would be great for the donation baby quilts our guild makes each month. I’d love to try the 12 wt thread for a variety of projects!

  121. I am a total purple freak it is my signature color. Everything I do has to have some small amount of purple in it. LOVE IT