24 October 2016

Fall Thread Giveaway!

Hello Everyone,
Fall is my least favorite season, is it warm is it cold, sunny or rainy, please just make up your mind weather and do it!
But I do love the changing of the colors on the leaves, I'm not a big brown fan, but watching the leaves change colors is so fun and pretty.  Were I live we aren't there just yet, in fact I had to go up to the monasteries and even there only found 2 trees who leaves were going all pretty.
Behind our house looking down at Rousanou Monastery.
See the trees haven't changed just yet.  But I made these 3 pouches out of fabric that I received free from Moda, Courtyard by 3 Sisters, it's not my normal type of fabric and I looked at it and was like, ugh... but it sure does make pretty fall leaves.

For a giveaway I would like to give to you one of these pouches, a #sewillustrated pincushion, a charm pack of "Courtyard" fabric along with some Aurifil thread and gold ribbon!  Yippee, if the fabric doesn't thrill you the thread should, hahaha!
Fall Giveaway!
A Large 50wt. spool in color Moonshine 6724 and 2 smaller spools in #2370 and #4173
The exterior leaf
And the interior spelled motif of Thankful and Blessed
Are all done with this gorgeous and wonderful to work with Aurifil Brillo Gold thread!  I wish I could send some of this to you but no way am I letting it out of my greedy little hands!
The Silver is #800 and the Gold is #739
I did recently get my Aurifil thread order in from my favorite European source Busy Needle, Elita the owner is wonderful to work with, plus I think her prices are good!
Isn't that the cutest sticker, if you want one on your box just ask Elita!
This time around I was in desperate need of some neutral thread colors.
UhOh all out of Aurifil neutral colors, very hard to ignore all of the pretty colors.
Inside my box, I think I did a good job of just picking mostly neutrals, oh okay I had to get some color, I'm working on a long term EPP project that just needed those soft blues and pinks along with a brighter red and of course I will be quilting it with my favorite variegated thread #4660 in 12 wt.

2600 is my all time favorite neutral, it works with all colors as a soft grey, but with a nice sheen.
I also like 2021 it is white but not bright white or a yellow white, it is also very good.
New to me this time around were these guys.
New Aurifil thread colors
#6722 Sea Biscuit is a cross between the 2021 that I spoke of earlier and 2026, it's not as yellow meringue as the 2026 so I think it's a keeper.  Now as you can see from the number AND name 6724 and 6725 are very similar, they are a brownish grey color, not sure if I like them or not, the 6724 moonshine (that I am giving away) has a nice sheen to it, that reminds me of my favorite 2600, the 6725 moondust is more flat. Jedi 6736 is a dark grey blue color it's alright I will see how it looks when sewing up darker colors.
Did you read all of that, good job, enter below in the Rafflecopter for your chance to win some Aurifil plus the rest of the goodies in the picture.
The first one is mandatory but the other's are not, if you do stop by these shop's tell them Mara says Hi! And in case you are wondering why I want to say Hello to the Fat Quarter Shop, read last weeks blog post about how awesome they are.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

3 Fall Pouches
  Linking to Elm Street Quilts Bag It Event.
And Sunday Stash.

43 comments:

Danette Stankovich said...

Moonshine 6724 is a very nice color. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Cathy said...

Great blog post mara. I'm a 2021 girl for most of my piecing, but did buy some 2600 on your recommendation when I recently made my first linen table runner. I might stock up on some of that Jedi ... I was only inking yesterday that I don't have any dark grey/black in my jar. Xxx

Bec said...

My most used colour is 2024 (white - I have a cone of it) but I'm loving 5006 (ice) right now!

Genee' Davis said...

I love Aurifil thread! My go to choices are any whites ans light grays. This is such a delightful giveaway thank you!

LisaStorm323 said...

Mara, your pouches are beautiful! I agree- the perfect neutral is hard to find. That's why I love aurifil! So many options!

Lisa said...

Your pouch is beautiful I would love ❤️ it! Love everything and want to find some Brillo never seen it! Great giveaway

Linda said...

HI, MY FAVORITE THREAD IS #2024! USE IT IN ALL MY BABY CHARITY QUILTING! THANKS TO YOU+AURIFIL THREADS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

Hi Mara, I enjoyed your post and seeing some photos of Greece. I also read last week's post about FQS and I agree that they are awesome -- they (and you!) are a great example of the kindness and generosity of quilters. I hope you get to enjoy some nice, consistent weather soon and lots of colorful leaves!

MakiFam said...

Hi Mara!! I love your pouch and I love the Fall!! Lol The changing weather is annoying at times but once that cool crisp air settles in I'm in heaven! I've never had the chance to use Aurifil but I would love to try it! Thanks for the opportunity ��

Lee said...

I use the white a lot but love the navy!!

Lori Smanski said...

wow this is all very generous. thanks so much. as of yet i do not have a favorite Auriful thread. But I am partial to white and cream.

CraftyKat said...

Lovely pouches. The colours are just gorgeous!

OhioLori said...

What a fun & special give-a-way!! Thank you for chance to win! Love the pouches..& the goodies are super!

I have never used Aurifil before :/ But I have read many good/grrrrrreat things about it. I use white, or natural thread..for piecing, etc

PK Sews said...

Your pouches are delightful, and your photo of Greece is gorgeous. I'm envious! Thanks so much for the eye candy! My favorite Auriful color is Dove gray.

GranChris said...

I love all the colors but I use more Dove Gray, Black and Moonshine then any other colors.

Anita said...

Aurifil is a wonderful thread to piece and quilt with! I enjoy the light greys.

karamino said...

Lovely pouches! Thank you for the giveaway!

Michele T said...

I was so happy to finally discover a thread that my sewing machine loved and it was Aurifil!!! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!! Everything is awesome... especially that bag😍

Janie said...

I love the fall colors in the giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Jolien said...

I've never used aurifil before, but with threads I tend to lean to the same type of colors you picked. I blame it on my laziness when it comes to matching threads...

Love the tiny fall pouch you made though! So, I'd love a chance to win. :) No idea yet what I'd make, I'm into backpack and puppet making at the moment, like all at the same time. I turned my desk and the large table the living room into a HUGE mess... Part of the creative process, right? ;)

Clumsy Chord said...

I think my most used colour is 2014 - I have a cone of it (which is getting awfully low) - but I think my favourite colour is a nice grey, though I'm forgetting the colour number right now (and am too lazy to get up and check). I like using the interesting coloured ones too, maybe more, but a nice quiet neutral works pretty much on everything (except maybe like... a quilt with big blocks of solid black).

Cheri said...

I love all Aurifil thread. Buy it whenever I get the chance. Beautiful little zip bags. Thanks for sharing.

Btrflywmn said...
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Btrflywmn said...

I haven't tried this thread, would love to win.
(Charlene G)

SeeLifeMarvels said...

Love your custom Aurifil collection! And that metallic thread - very cool. I have to see if my machine will sew with it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Cloud 9 said...

Very nice job on the pouches. I love how you appliqued scrappy leaves on them. I don't have a fav Aurifil thread. I only recently bought my first spools but have yet to try them. I know, I know, what am I waiting for?

Aleta said...

Aurifil is my favorite thread! I used it on a project three years ago, and now I use it all the time.

Vicki H said...

I love seeing the leaves turn colors. Unfortunately our tree isn't very colorful this year. I like piecing with a neutral color.

Kristine said...

I've never used aurifil but I've heard great things. I just love the pieced leaf applique! It's a perfect balance to the neutrals and stands out in a great way. I love fall though I do understand the frustration with the weather. But here in Pennsylvania, apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaf collecting and trick or treating make me so happy! I hope you find some enjoyment despite the inconsistencies.

Patty D from NC said...

Great looking bags. I love the view from your backyard - so spectacular! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street quilts Bag It

sisylyn2 said...

Happy Halloween! I am partial to all colors but really like gold
gandn74@ymail.com

Claire Sutherland said...

Hi, what a great prize. Many thanks for the chance. I have never used aurifil thread

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I have definitely fallen for Aurifil. No favorites of the practical colors but I love the varigated threads

Lia*s Handmades said...

My favourite Aurifil is 4663. It's a variegated blue and just gorgeous! :D
Many thanks for this awesome giveaway, I think I need to order the Brillo thread now, amazing!

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Hi 🙋🏼 Aurifil 2021 is my absolute favorite so far!

minibea12 said...

Love your pouches! So cute! I haven't tried Aurifil thread yet but would love to try it.
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Den mcnally said...

Loving darker greys at the moment, also adding the need to try making an autumn leave applique to my ever growing to try list..... So pretty!

Allison CB said...

2024 is my basic colour!! Love your pouch - so very cute!! churcae(a)auburn(dot)edu

Linda Williamson said...

It's nearly peak season hear in the Shenandoah Valley. Great fall colors this year. Love your neighborhood. thanks for the giveaway grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

lalaluu said...

My favorite Aurifil color is Dove, #2600.

LindaC said...

I love the Moonshine color thread but your pouch is to die for, the leaf and the buttons! Wow!

Sarai Schuk said...

So for almost everything I've been using 2615...but, 6730 is such a beautiful creamy taupe, I love it!!!

Eva Leisure said...

It Looks so nice Wehre you live