Today we have the final showcase for our team of 2019-2020 Aurifil Artisans. We have been absolutely blown away by this talented team of makers and quilters and all they have created over the past 12 months.
Our theme for May is
#MeMadeMay and we’re over the moon that so many quilters jumped outside their comfort-zone to create a garment or try their hand at visible mending.
*Click on each Artisan’s name below to read more about their project.*
– Using a neutral 50wt thread throughout I made the Ogden camisole top. Using an orphan block as the front striped panel and pieced together soft linen to lengthen the back and lengthen the front. (Pattern by True Bias) Lucy Engels
– I love making homemade skirts, but I don’t love that the quilting cotton skirts need to be ironed, especially since my girls throw them in the wash after half a day of wear. So, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and sew the skirts with knit instead of woven fabric and using Forty3 for the first time! Jennie Pickett
– For the Me Made May Challenge Sarah Goer made her first knit garment and first garment for herself, a Blackwood Cardigan (by Helen’s Closet Patterns) in bamboo jersey knit. Sarah Goer
– Did you take up baking during these last few weeks? After succeeding at sourdough, Daisy was inspired to make an apron completely by hand using a little Essex Linen and some Aurifil cotton 12 wt thread. Daisy Aschehoug
– Three me-made garments stitched using coordinating Aurifil 50wt thread – custom patchwork Wiksten Haori, Jenny Overalls by Closet Case Patterns and gingham peplum top. Lorna Slessor
Visible mending is the perfect hand stitching activity to calm your soul right now. With a couple patches of fabric and some Aurifil 12 wt thread I was able to mend a favorite pair of pants for my daughter all while sitting outside enjoying a lovely beverage! Aurifil 12 wt is the perfect thread to provide the durability and stitch definition for any visible mending project. Kristin Esser –
– A roundup of some recent garment makes using Aurifil Forty3, including jeans, shirts and a jacket. Tighe Flanagan
– Me Made May is here, and I’m ready to “head” into summer with a terrible pun and this fun Reversible Bucket Hat that I made with linen/cotton blend fabric and 40/2 thread! Leslie Meltzer
– I had a pair of pants that I loved, but were way to long for my frame! I chose to visibly mend them by adding a hand-stitched cuff with Aurifil 12 weight thread. Not only are they now usable, but the added pop of color brings a beautiful twist to otherwise ordinary pants. Eliane Bergmann
– I got the idea in February as I was going to Mexico and wanted a basic sundress and couldn’t find one that really looked nice. Of course I had no time to make one before the trip but I promised myself to have one done before the summer. Claire Haillot
L– #memademay <3 I usually don’t sew cloth for myself, but I got this amazing Lisa Congdon fabric and really wanted a dress for myself. So I took the pattern from one of my most favorite dresses and created this. I am so excited about it. I used Aurifil 50wt for everything including the serger. isa Hofmann-Maurer