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Aurifil February Challenge: EPP and a bit about my development process.

This months Aurifil Artisan challenge was all about English Paper Piecing. With EPP pieces being supplied by Paper Pieces.  They have an extensive selection, check them out!  After you've read this blog post of course :) I love EPP, the precision, slow stitching, all of it!  And If you have been following my Instagram account for a few years you will know I was heavily into EPP for some time.  Creating a series of Quilt Prints using this method.  Scroll way back in my feed to find them all. Back to this project.  Time was very tight on this thanks to customs holding onto my paper templates...  And I was never going to achieve a full Quilt Print in the time...

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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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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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