I have decided to enter my Aurifil Mini Quilt in to the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side in the hand quilted category. Here is my initial (and very basic) sketch which started my improv journey to make this wall hanging.
As many of you already know, green is my favourite colour so I made a variegated spool of 'Aurifil' thread!! Here I am posing with Mr Aurifil at Fat Quarterly Retreat with my quilt!
I hand quilted circles in a light grey cotton so each circle went through four of the low volume squares - I show a picture below of how it looks on the back. I learned a lot about burying the knots so they didn't show. However, I learned that new skill 3/4 of the way in!! I am still happy with my efforts though!
|Aurifil spool as inspiration!|
Here you can see my quilted circles more clearly, again, on the back of the wall hanging/mini quilt.
For my circles, I traced around a drinking glass using a water soluble marker and stitched. I used Kona, Oakshott and a variety of quilting cottons in greens and low volumes to make this quilt and used Aurifil and Gutermann threads to piece and quilt.
Aurifil Spool Mini stats:
Size: approx 24" x 30"
Over 30 different low volume fabrics used!
Hand quilted by ME
Check out all of the other entries in the Hand Quilted group.