Before I started making the lovely vintage looking spool, I knew that I had to change the spool to represent my favorite thread...
I am an Aurifil girl through and through. I use Aurifil on every project that I sew from piecing tiny blocks to constructing bags. The 50wt ( the orange spool) is the finest thread available made from long staple Egyptian cotton and magically processed into a strong virtually lint free 2 ply thread. This process, that takes place in the factory in Italy, creates a thread that makes perfect seams and flat blocks! With the lack of lint from this thread, you machine will be happier! You can find out more about Aurifil by visiting Aurifil.com :o)
To make the Aurispool was not a difficult change to make and it turned out absolutely perfect!
I drew little lines on my pattern to create this block but Charise, being the FABULOUS designer that she is, offered to make a pattern so you will not have to guess and draw the lines yourself! Thank you Charise! To get the BONUS pattern for the Aurifil Block visit The Splendid Sampler!
After making this block you will have the paper piecing bug! It is addictive! Visit Charise Creates website to see MORE of her wonderful patterns!
Charise also has some free patter like this Apple and Pear that is a PERFECT beginner paper piecing pattern!
Hope you have been joining in for all of The Splendid Sampler fun! This FREE sew along organized by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson from Quilt Jane is a year long event with 100 ( did I mention FREE) quilt blocks! The Blocks are released every Sunday and Thursday and have a beautiful detailed PDF for you to download.
This sew along has every style of quilting and handwork too! It is a great skill builder series for anyone.