Friday, March 31, 2017

Sew Many Colors in Kona Solids

I didn't know if I was going to be able to get this finished by today or not, but I did it!  The piecing went a bit faster since this is my second version, and I opted for a quicker quilting finish on this one.
The spools came out so pretty!  I chose the colors from a charm pack with the new colors of Kona Solids.  The background is Snow.  My favorite almost white solid - I will need to stock up again soon, I have another quilt that will use this one.

I found this spool's match waiting for me on the shelf today!  I wanted to use it for the quilting, but then I dug around and found this awesome variegated thread.  I wonder if it is available in the 50 wt cotton spool?  It is Poly Filament 5505 - made for longarm machines, but it quilted up perfectly on my Juki!  Love the colors, it was just right for my little quilt!

For my piecing I used my usual 50 wt choice - color 2000.  It's a perfect neutral for this kind of piecing.  The thin thread makes your seams lay better, and is still sturdy enough for foundation paper piecing.

I thought it would be fun to quilt it all over with loopy threads!

Check out our selection of Aurifil at the shop.  This is where I bought my first spool of Aurifil and I have never looked back!

I finished the edges with a neat no-binding technique!  I will share about that later, though.

This pattern is by Whole Circle Studio and it's free!  It's easy to follow and makes a wonderful little wall hanging, or you could make more blocks and put them together into a bigger quilt.

The fabrics are Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  The colors are so lovely!

And of course, Aurifil thread!  Aurifil is sponsoring a contest and giveaway here.  My quilt is number 14, so I hope you go check out all the quilts, and maybe vote for mine!  Whether I win or not, I really enjoyed making this quilt (twice, even!)  It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to see the other entries.

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Fridays.  I am so glad it is finished!

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Anonymous said...

That's very cute! I love your use of the variegated thread. I have quite a few spools but am never quite sure where to use them!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Great project! Gotta love Aurifil!
Sylvia at Treadlestitches

Anonymous said...

I just had to chuckle at how spools have changed, and how patterns reflecting them have too! Nice finish.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

THat is so adorable - the thread colors are just perfect!!

Preeti said...

Your spools are super adorable and that orange of the Aurifil spool matches perfectly. Your quilting is very pretty too.