Today we have the first showcase post for our 2020 – 2021 team of Aurifil Artisans! Our theme for July is Favorite Thread Weight and we are so excited to share the projects our Artisans have made using various weights of #Aurifil thread.
*Click on each Artisan’s name below to read more about their project.*
– “Silk painting and freehand machine embroidery Lavender Field. Worked in my favourite thread Aurifil 50 wt cotton” Alison Holt
– “Using a selection of my favorite 50 wt threads I created this Art quilt, to commemorate one of the last wild wolves found in Ireland. Combining needle felted wool, free motion embroidery, applique and quilting the project pushed the threads to their limit and took a full month to complete.” Kathy Ross
– “This month I have used a variety of 50 weight thread to create a project which combines English Paper Piecing, Appliqué, Quilting and machine piecing. It’s such a strong and versatile weight. The beautiful fabrics are by London based Designer Sally Kelly. I loved using the variegated threads for this project.” Madeline Bonner
– “50wt is perfect for so many projects. I used my 50wt quilting weight on making my favorite tote bag! The thread stitches great and the detail top stitching is awesome!” Sherry Shish
– “My favorite thread weight is no surprise to anyone who knows me. I’m a 12 weight girl all the way! To showcase 12 weight’s beautiful qualities, I decided to make pojagi-inspired cloth napkins for our everyday use. This Korean hand-stitching technique leaves beautiful stitches on both sides of the fabric for a very professional finish!” Eliane Bergmann
– “I had lots of fun making an updated version of my ‘Atomic Kitty’ Pattern. I used my favourite light grey 50wt thread for the piecing and colour matched 50wt for the quilting.” Paula Steel
– “I have added free motion quilting in a graffiti style using dove 50wt to a patchwork pieced wall hanging. With this style, I have densely quilted all the blank background spaces of the wall hanging so that the focus of the wall hanging can be both the features of the pieced blocks and the quilting.” Amy Ball
– “My Terrarium quilt features both Forty3 thread for the background quilting and 12 wt for the embellishments. This group bee quilt is really tied together by all the added bits and shapes embroidered on the quilt.” Heather Black
– “I pieced, quilted and bound my Stars and Stripes quilt with Aurifil! I chose 50 weight because it’s the most versatile. I then took my quilt on an EPIC road trip! Follow along to see where this quilt has been!” Jen Belnap
– “Watercolor Study No. 5 uses a couple of my favorite Aurifil threads! I pieced this quilt with 50 wt. 2021, the perfect off white thread. The 40 wt. 5005 and 1135 really shine together in the accent quilting circles!” Audrey Esarey
– “My first introduction to Aurifil was a little box of 50wt spools in an array of bright colours. It seems fitting that my first artisan challenge – favourite thread weight – has been quilted using an array of bright colours. All piecing and quilting on this Positive Growth Quilt, designed by Martha, was done with 50wt threads.” Martha Woollard
– “my favorite thread weight is 50 weight and here is why…” Henrik Müller
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