Today we are thrilled to share another showcase from members of our 2021-2022 Aurifil Artisan team. Throughout February Artisans created gorgeous projects featuring multiple weights of Aurifil thread using both hand quilting and machine quilting.

*Click each Artisans name below to see more info*

Heather Black of @quiltachusetts – “I love using heavier threads and embroidery to add texture and interest to projects especially projects with softer looks. For my Mod Rainbow Mini I used both 28 wt and 12 wt Aurifil threads to add details and create features to the neutral palette.”

Amy Ball of @coffeeringsstudio – “As the theme for February’s challenge was to use both machine and hand quilting in one project, I jumped at the chance to mix thread weights as well as quilting stitches and fabrics. This pouch features 12wt, 28wt and 40wt thread used for straight line quilting, free motion quilting, hand quilting and simple hand embroidery.”

Jennie Pickett of @cloverandviolet – “Jennie finished up this WIP to be a fun, quilted pillow by using wavy line quilting in 40wt Blush and then hand quilting with three strands of Aurifloss in gray. The texture from the machine quilting and detail from the hand make the perfect accent.”

Paula Steel of @paulasteel.quilts – “For my project I decided to add some hand quilting to my #rainbowremixquilt . I first quilted straight lines over the rainbow stripes, using some fab 50wt variegated thread and using my machine. Now I’ve decided to go and add some hand quilted stars inside the low volume centres. I’ve picked out a rainbow of 12wt threads and I plan to randomly stitch them. As always it’s baby steps for me and hand quilting, I do love the mindfulness of hand quilting so more practice is what I will do .”

Erin Kroeker of @theblanketstatement – “I am doing everything I can to will Spring to come just a little bit earlier. I’m not exactly sure that tossing a floral quilt on top of a snow pile where my garden is supposed to be will do the trick… but I’m willing to try almost anything! 😉 _ This adorable HI! Quilt is a free pattern when you sign up for the TBS Newsletter! _ I used this sweet, retro inspired floral from A Blooming Bunch designed by @momccormick7 for @modafabrics! (YES! Like from The Brady Bunch!!) __ I densely quilted the floral sections with 50 wt @aurifilthread in Light Sand (2000). However, I also wanted to bring a more vintage feel to this quilted so I added a hand quilted accent to the HI! using 28wt thread in Muslim (2311).”

Allie McCathren of @exhaustedoctopus – “Hand quilting and machine quilting work beautifully together to both stabilize a quilt and bring out more textural and decorative elements.”

Martha Woollard of @sewverymartha – “I’ve combined machine and hand quilting in almost equal measures in this journal cover. I have used both straight line and free motion machine quilting, as well as different hand quilting techniques. I love the way they all play together.”

Henrik Müller of @herrschaftenmueller – “To me Quilting is a lot about community so I took the opportunity this week to share my spotlight to a dear friend of mine: @frauOquilts. She has a longarm and lets me use it some times so I gave her some FORTY3 thread to play with before I gave it a go myself. The outcome is a beautiful thread doodle that she made and wrote a guest post on my blog about and a round robin quilt that I quilted afterwards with the same FORTY3 thread. I think I have a new favorite thread for longarming 🙂 “

Have you made a project using hand quilting and machine quilting? We’d love to see it! Be sure to tag us @aurifilthread or #aurifil. ❤

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