Fall Frolic Wall Quilt and Aurifil Thread

The Fall Frolic quilt is finally started…. the fabrics have been sitting on my big board for at least a month and with the start of November, time to display a fall quilt is getting short!

Fall Frolic – center block

Fall Frolic – adding the flying geese

This is a small quilt compared with what I usually sew.  The 9-patch center square has a finished size of 9″.  The flying geese finish at 1.5″ by 3″.  The process for this quilt is going better that I had hoped.

This was a kit that included 6 orange/gold fq’s, 6 brown fq’s, and 0.5 yard of border/background/binding fabric.  So far, I have added two more golds and four more browns.  Not much of a surprise and happily I was able to find fabrics in my resource center.

The patches are lining up well and lying flat.  I usually find smaller patches a bit more challenging than working with large pieces.  So… I have to ask myself why…. what is different???  Maybe I was cutting more accurately, or pressing differently — or — maybe it is the thread.

My go-to thread has always been the Mettler Silk Finish Cotton.  This time I had a better color in the Aurifil — which I have never used before — so decided it was time to give it a try.

At the moment I am totally and completely smitten with the Aurifil.   Even though I am using the same weight as usual – 50wt – it seems to be a bit thinner and that is probably why the patches are nice and flat.  And lint — almost none!!

To be continued ….

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2 Responses to Fall Frolic Wall Quilt and Aurifil Thread

  1. Autumn? You’ll have to hurry – but there’s always next year. 🙂

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