Wednesday, September 24, 2014

W.i.P. Wednesday: Thread Tales

I'm still chugging along on my Out to Sea Penny Patch but today I was inspired to break in to my new stash of Aurifil thread and get quilting.

Alex with his portrait quilt by Luke Haynes
Last night I had the pleasure of meeting the quilting world's Bad Boy, Alex Veronelli at Quilter's Way.  Alex presented a fascinating video on how Aurifil thread is produced.  It was incredible to "tour" the factory and see spun cotton transformed in to the spools I love so much.

As a bonus, the fabulous Victoria Findlay Wolfe also shared her quilts and creative process.  This is the 3rd time I've heard this lecture and I'm still inspired every time!  Her enthusiasm for quilting is infectious and how can you resist someone who reminds you that quilting should be fun!!!  I have to remind myself to follow her lead, if something's not working...  change it.

And I finally found the answer to all my thread emergencies?  Aurifil by the kilo:-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Quilting it up with this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)


  1. Aurifil by the kilo? How wonderful that would be (and expensive!!) :)

  2. Holy smokes, that is a large spool of Aurifil. Everyone talks about this thread, but I have never tried it. Will have to one of these days I guess but maybe I'll start with a much smaller spool. :)