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Aurifil October Challenge

Hey, hey and welcome to the latest instalment of the Aurifil Artisan: October Challenge! This month we were asked to use at least five different coloured threads in one piece.  And of course I got carried away and decided a new quilt was in order.... Taa dah! Meet 'Paradise Circus' This design has been in the planning for a good six months with several design changes along the way.  Today we are going to chat thread and quilting! Since its first draft I have felt this quilt needed a bit of the hand quilted touch. I wanted to combine hand quilted sections along with simple machine quilting. I chose 28wt Aurifil Thread to enhance the structure of the shapes found within...

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Go Quilt

It's Go Quilt launch day!!! I love this quilt.  Not only does it tick all my bold geometric boxes but it is super satisfying to make.  Beginner friendly, the Go Quilt is perfect for chain piecing and getting into some rhythmic sewing.  Whether you stick to a minimal palette or go full on scrappy you will love the finished quilt.                         I wanted to share with you some tips and ideas for choosing your fabric palette. The possibilities are endless to be honest as you could have every row a different colour for every block!  But if you want to emulate the look of my original Go Quilt here is...

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Aurifil September Challenge

Hello one and all! In honour of the Aurifil Artisan challenges I have dusted off my blog writing skills and delved back into long form posts.  There is just too much to say for one Insta post! For the September challenge we were asked to use our cross stitch or embroidery skills to create something using 12wt threads.  Now 12wt is a thread I wouldn't use often.  And seeing that part of the reason I wanted to become an Aurifil Artisan was to extend my knowledge of threads, I was diving right in!   And then we come to the cross stitch and embroidery, well I have never embroidered and I can't remember the last time I cross stitched anything!...

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