Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Windy Wednesday Share

Hello everyone!    A quick and simple share for this Windy Wednesday.

I'm stitching away a 7" x 7" mini quilt to be donated to our local Council on the Arts for their 2nd annual "Artfully Squared" event.  The council collects and display hundreds of 7" x 7" pieces of art from local artists.  The work is on display for the month of April and each piece is available to purchase for $20.  All proceeds benefit the Arts Council.  It's a great event and I'm excited to participate this year -- just need to add some quilting to this "little" guy...

One very exciting thing to note on this stitchery is the THREAD!!  ... Thanks to the lovely bunch of coconuts {wink} at Aurifil Threads I had my hand at using their 28wt thread to stitch the bird and the stems.  Oh what a JOY!!..  

I used a double strand of Aurifil Mako Cotton 28Wt to blanket stitch the wren and stems by hand and I enjoyed every stitch of it.  The thread glides through fabric and wool just beautifully.   Insert Happy Dance here!! 

I have other Aurifil products to try including their Lana Wool and Mako Cotton 12Wt - keep an eye out for my feedback/review on those threads ;)
Be sure to stay tuned because in that shipment of Aurifil threads and flosses Aurifil gifted several items for YOU!   Lots of things to celebrate and what better way than a Giveaway (or two or three)!!   Here is a sneaky peek!!
See you next week with the start-up of some fun celebrations and giveaways!

Linking to bunches of parties today -- if you have a need for inspiration -- just hop around and see who's linking what -- ALWAYS a tremendous amount of beautiful projects and tutorials to view!

Hugs,
Karen

20 comments:

Kate said...

What a beautiful mini quilt, Karen! Methinks folks will be fighting over that buying that one. :)

Valerie Reynolds said...

Karen what wonderful eye candy today!!! This mini certainly welcomes spring!!!

Cathy said...

I love your little bird Karen! And Lana wool thread is my all time favorite to use on my wool projects. I want every color!!

Debra said...

What a beautiful little quilt. I am sure that one will go fast! Love aurfil thread too.. just started using it and love it - especially for buttonhole stitches! Visiting from WIP Wednesday.

Jacqueline said...

Sew cute and generous of you.

Karyn said...

I love the flowers/blossoms. V pretty.

A Nudge said...

Your little quilt is so cute. I love that little bird and the branch he is sitting on. I know this one will sell for sure.

Lee said...

Beautiful wall art!

Béa said...

Very beautiful ! I like Aurifil products .

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

this is just adorable! :)

Bonnie58 said...

Love the quilt. It's gorgeous. I have a quick question, though. When you are hand stitching with 12 weight thread,. What type of needle do you use?

Bonnie58 said...

Love the quilt. It's gorgeous. I have a quick question, though. When you are hand stitching with 12 weight thread,. What type of needle do you use?

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a sweet little bird--someone is going to be awfully lucky to get him for $20!!

Karen H said...

Love your little brown bird! Totally adorable.

Tammy said...

Oh I really love this mini quilt. The bird is amazing. But I also love the flowers.

RosieGma said...

Karen I love this mini quilt, the little birdie is perfect, but alas I sew either with cotton or flannel as I am allergic to wool!! But I love all your stiching, I am working on a cardinal right now, your berries and birds... I just love it, I am using 2 pieces of flannel with interfacing to give it some depth....good luck at the art show..............

liniecat said...

I love stitching with wool and this little bird is so sweet! How lovely to make the mini quilt and have it sold on for a worthy cause too.
Delightful piece

Karen said...

What a sweet, sweet birdie! I'm betting your block gets snapped up in a heartbeat! What a great way to support the Arts Council!

I look forward to learning about the threads you use. I have only used embroidery floss and floche

Esther Aliu said...

What a charming little quilt! And in aid of he Arts Council too, how fabulous!

pattiecobb3south said...

I followed a link from Moda Bake Shop and now your blog is in my reader. If was fun to see that you're from Owego. I lived in the Binghamton area from the mid 80's until the late 90's. I call Colorado home now. Your blog is inspiring.