You know those handy dandy sample packs of Aurifil that have appear everywhere - in the goodie bags at sewing summits and retreats (like the one below), and as prizes in many a fab giveaway? Well, I have received several and I love them. Only I never used some of the threads. The thicker ones.
Today I changed that, and I am so glad I did. I started doing some hand quilting with the Aurifil Cotton 12w. What can I say? I. Love. It!
I know I am a perle girl through and through, and that won't change, but every project has different requirements and there is a place for all different threads in our lives. Hand quilting with the 12w is an absolutely joy. It pulls through the layers so smoothly, does not twist or tangle at all, and looks great. But it still has the impact that perle cotton does.
If you live in the UK Eternal Maker and New Threads both stock it. Just in case you are curious.
And if you are curious about what I am doing with my HR Fan Club quilt top - you probably aren't but I am telling you anyway - I've folded it and put it away. Just for the time being, because I decided that the only thing that should back a HR quilt is more HR. So I have pre-ordered some Briar Rose yardage for the backing and binding. That should arrive some time in July . I would rather wait and get it right than just put any old thing on the back of this quilt.
I might have had more to show you today if I hadn't been such a numpty. Helen finishes school earlier on a Wednesday. Therefore I have a bit of time in the car waiting for Emily to finish when we arrive at her school. But it is difficult to work on your hand quilting if you remembered everything but the needle!