TGIFF – Calling me home

Lauraaurifil, McKenna Ryan0 Comments

Well this is a helluva finish ladies and gentlemen… I started this just over 2 years ago and intended to have it finished February last year. But the best laid plans of mice and quilters… Without further ado, here is Calling Me Home by McKenna Ryan (by me). Here’s a closer look: And the bottom: It is a mammoth effort. … Read More

Travellin’ Pic Stitch: the Vegas Star

Lauraaurifil, picstitchbloghop, travel0 Comments

When in Vegas… As Tammy had so kindly already chosen a photo AND fabric for us, it was a piece of cake to pull a block together on the road trip! Lucky cos I was FAR to busy having fun to take photos or choose fabric!!! This bundle is available at Marmalade Fabrics here and contains 1 fat quarter of each of the following: Heath … Read More

Thank Goodness It Got There Friday

Lauraaurifil, katespain, terrain0 Comments

This post could alternately be called “One good turn deserves another”. You might remember that Ms Kate Spain very kindly sent me and a couple of others some offcuts of her Good Fortune line. It was a VERY generous bundle. Well, I asked if Kate would like a version of my windows bag as a thank you for all that … Read More


Lauraaurifil, sewingsummit0 Comments

Finally it’s my turn to answer a question on behalf of the AlternateSewingSummit Gurus, although be warned, the others may continue with tips on this question as it’s a goodie.  Dear ASS Gurus,What would you say the essentials are to pack for Sewing Summit? I need as much space in my luggage as I can get for fabric and notions … Read More

A typography WIP

Lauraaurifil, typography, WIP0 Comments

I have too many projects on the go, but I sillily (yes it’s a word, I just decreed it to be so) signed up for I had the concept. I have the threads. I had promised to product review the lovely Aurifil threads Mr Alex sent me. (He is remaining Mr Alex as I forgot my Italian and I think … Read More

Handquilting from heaven, handquilting from hell..

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Sometimes I like a little handquilting. Up until last year, I hadn’t tried with anything other than standard quilting cotton. Then I saw perle cotton being used and decided to try it. Not knowing there were different weights – well, there weren’t in my shop. So I got a heavy weight perle cotton which I have been wrangling through this … Read More

Aurifil abuse: mythbusting

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The prosecution has alleged that nylon monofilament thread melts under heat. Eg. Ironing. I’m not sure why you’d iron a finished quilt (am I missing something?) but I HAD to try these Aurifil invisible threads out.  Anyway, I asked Senore Alex if he could confirm or deny the allegation. In between deciding what wine we’d have with dinner in my … Read More


Lauraaurifil, bee0 Comments

TGIFF this week is over at QuiltMatters with MR. My TGIFFs are blocks for various projects to be honest. I’m a member of the Do. Good Stitches Cherish circle and the brief for December (which got postponed to January, thank goodness!) was ‘grey and pink heart blocks. This first one is grey homespun base, with a deep pink Hoffman Bali … Read More

WIP/Weigh in Wednesday 1 2012!

Lauraaurifil, bee, WIP0 Comments

It’s the first WIP Wednesday for me for 2012!  My current WIP is the Year of the Dragon. Last update, I had heavily FMQ’d the inside of the circle with jagged ziggy-zaggy quilting, and had started heavily quilting the outside of the circle with an orange Aurifil. Somehow, it looked too overpowering and drew the eye away from the dragon, … Read More