Friday, March 31, 2017

Sew Many Colors Aurifil Thread Spools Quilt

Hi.  Have you seen the Sew Many Colors quilt?  I saw photos of it at Quilt Con, and it has the actual size spools of 270 colors of Aurifil.  How awesome is that ?   I can't imagine doing all that, and making all those bobbins for quilting.  

I wanted to try the 10 Year Anniversary design, because I'm working on other foundation/paper pieced things right now, and happened to have a charm pack of a Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton, plus some white Kona yardage.  

I pulled threads to match 10 of the charms, in my favorite colors.  

Here's my almost finished top.  It's about 16" square.  

 Aurifil 50wt thread colors used, clockwise from top, are 2610, 2250 (red), 2535, 4225, 1200, 2000, 2775, 2810, 6720, and 4182.  I used all the colors in the quilting, and light grey in the foundation piecing.  I decided to quilt the spools to look like there is thread on them, similar to the designer's quilt for Aurifil, but added swirls of the threads to look like I had unwound some, to test the colors on the quilt.  I plan to add some more background quilting, in white, and I'm thinking I may make this a pillow cover.  I have a guest bed in my studio, and this would be a fun accent there.  I haven't decided yet which fabric to choose for the pillow back, so that's why it's not completed, yet.  
 I had fun making this.  The pattern was great, and the process of choosing the thread to match the Kona cotton charms was interesting.  Which came first, the charm or the thread?? Some of each, actually.  I pulled some charms based on my favorites, but didn't have the best thread to match, so had to switch one or 2.  I used Warm & White batting, and the backing fabric is also Kona Cotton in white.  
Here are some of the process photos I shared on Instagram.  

I'm entering the contest, and hope to win something fun from Aurifil!  I love their thread.  Thanks for reading!


Lisa said...

I love ❤️ that you used the thread colors on your quilt

jan said...

love this Maryellen! Good luck! xo jan

QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful. Good luck in their contest.