Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aurifil Giveaway

Do you love Aurifil threads as much as I do?

In addition to the wide spectrum of wonderful colors to choose from and in different weights, the quality is second to none.  

I have been using Aurifil thread exclusively for the last six months for all my machine sewing. Thread breaks are virtually non-existant and what has completely blown me away is the reduction of the lint build up under the stitch plate.

Allow me to digress before I get to the nitty gritty of this post.

Just recently I found out that my friend Lucie's son and his wife were expecting a baby.  I thought I had three weeks to make a quilt for the new born but Clara decided to enter the world two weeks early.  I dropped what I was doing and spent an afternoon and the next morning making this quilt for Clara.
I used 1930's reproduction fabrics from my stash and it was pieced using Aurifil Mako 50 wt #2021.
My friend Lisa quilted it on her new mid-arm using Aurifil Mako 50 wt # 2115.
 Didn't she do an awesome job?
Clara says she loves it too!
If you've never had the good fortune to try Aurifil thread, here's your opportunity.

Aurifil has graciously donated this 10 color collection of 100% cotton 50 wt spools of thread from the Floral Gatherings collection for my giveaway to which I've added a charm pack from Floral Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda that coordinates with the thread.
Beautiful, huh?

To be entered in the giveaway, just leave a comment at the end of this post.  I will ship internationally.  Please ensure that you can be contacted by email.  I'll announce the winner on Friday, April 11th.

As always, thanks for stopping by.


Happy stitching!

472 comments:

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quiltyD said...

Love your baby quilt, I have been sewing baby quilts for Project Linus. Always enjoy reading your blog Kaaren, you are a very talented lady. Thank you the generous give away.

quiltyD said...

Love your baby quilt, I have been sewing baby quilts for Project Linus. Always enjoy reading your blog Kaaren, you are a very talented lady. Thank you the generous give away.

Sherrill said...

I LOVE Aurifil and it's the only thread I've used for the past 3 yrs. or so!! AWESOME! Thanks for the great giveaway. Such a pretty quilt for such a sweet baby!

Karin på Ösäter said...

Aurifil thread I buy when I find it and it is the best thread.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Karin på Ösäter

primsical said...

The quilt is almost as beautiful as Clara. Your friends and Clara are blessed to have you in their lives.

Anne said...

Wow! When you put your mind to something, you do a fabulous job. The quilt is really cheery! The baby is an angel! Thanks for thread giveaway!

Jantine said...

I agree on the love for Aurifil, I love it too! Those colours are awesome! Beautiful little quilt for a beautiful little girl...

gracie said...

Oh my goodness! When I looked to post a comment, it said there were 407 before me...but, I can hope can't I to be the winner. I am just beginning to quilt and have never used that thread. It would be wonderful to start my new craft with a win!

cityquilter grace said...

i too love aurifil thread, have tried several brands but i keep coming back to aurifil....lovely giveaway!

Sharon said...

Love these colors. Am moving to a new house and I have chosen this color palate. Wonderful give away. Beautiful quilt for Clara.

Bamasphynx said...

I love Aurifil thread also. Would love to win this giveway. thanks. the quilt is so pretty and so is the baby!

Chloe2 said...

Hi Kaaren, Love your quilt, you are some fast at putting that together! The baby is so content looking too. I never had the chance to try Aurifil but would love to. Your friend did an awesome job quilting it as well. What kind of MID ARM quilting machine does she have? I am sort of checking them out for myself to see what quilters prefer? Thanks.

Melissa Miller said...

So nice! I love the 1930s fabric used. A favorite of mine. I am running a 1930s repro fabric swap right now! :)

Marsha said...

Would love to try the threads. Thanks for a chance to win and sharing your talent with us.

Unknown said...

Little Clara is so cute and I'm sure does love her quilt from you. Love the collection of Aurifil. The quilt and quilting are absolutely beautiful. Would love to win the thread and charm pack. Thanks for the chance.
katztoo at exede dot net

Unknown said...

Little Clara is so cute and I'm sure does love her quilt from you. Love the collection of Aurifil. The quilt and quilting are absolutely beautiful. Would love to win the thread and charm pack. Thanks for the chance.
katztoo at exede dot net

Sue H said...

Beautiful baby! The thread is gorgeous too! Love those colors! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Marit Johanne said...

A beautiful quilt and a beautiful baby Clara! Thank you for the great give away!

Joan said...

Cute baby, cute quilt. Our neighbour called their new baby Clara also.

Unknown said...

j'adore le quilt et le bébé !!!!!
patchamicalement

Gretchen said...

I love Aurifil threads! It's the only kind of thread I use now. I would love to win the beautiful set of colors. Adorable baby quilt and baby :)

Stardancer51 said...

What a cute little baby cuddled in a special quilt. She's a keeper. Thanks for the giveaway. I love this thread and so does my machine.

brodine said...
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brodine said...

Voilà une petite Clara joliment couverte pour son entrée dans le monde, il faut croire qu'elle était impatiente de découvrir ton quilt,
longue et belle vie à la jolie poupée ;)

Cindy W. said...

Thanks for this wonderful give away!

Donna W said...

What an adorable baby. I am sure she will love her new quilt. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Aurifil is the best!

nanasharon said...

What a beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby, I am loving the layout and fabrics, too! I have never used Aurifil thread but would love to win this great giveaway so I could try before I buy! Thanks for the chance.

Diane H said...

Thank you for a chance, Kaaren. Beautiful baby quilt that will be much loved.

Frederique said...

Cute little one, and beautiful quilt!
And great giveaway!

BaggyQueen said...

I would love to try these new threads. Hope I am the lucky one.

BaggyQueen said...

I would love to try these new threads. hope I am lucky.

Lindah said...

Such a pretty quilt!
I've not tried Aurifil thread, but would like to test it.

Deb said...

I've never tried that thread, but obviously it's time that I do because everyone really likes it. Thanks for the opportunity!

kbo said...

Sweet Clara snuggled under this quilt and yes, Lisa did a fabulous job!

sandyandcosmo said...

What a beautiful quilt for a darling little girl!

Teri said...

Love the baby quilt......and wow for being a little early she looks huge.....great giveaway....thanks.....I love aurfil thread.....I've been using it for at least 4 years......

Dwynette said...

Wow! I love Aurifil and would love to win! Pick me! Please!

Me and My Stitches said...

What an adorable baby quilt and baby! I've been wanting to try the Aurifil wool thread - do you work with it?

dottie bishaw said...

Beautiful quilt & thread!! Would love to win!

Unknown said...

Great quilt for Clara. I too love the Aurifil thread but have a hard time getting it here in Northern Alberta. Hope I win. Beth

Laurel said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely quilting and a great giveaway!

Unknown said...

Great quilt for Clara. I too love the Aurifil thread but have a hard time getting it here in Northern Alberta. Hope I win. Beth

kmcallister said...

Love Aurifil thread - that is what a Featherweight dealer told me to use on my Featherweight!

Myself said...

What a great giveaway!! Thanks so much for the chance to win and love those quilts !!
myself1977(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to try Aurifil. Love the pic. Thank you for the giveaway!

dmf said...

Aurafil is the best! Can' wait to see the Primitive Gatherings' new line. Your quilt turned out so cute (as is baby Clara). Thanks for your blog, and the opportunity to win!

Susannah said...

What I like is seeing Clara under your pretty quilt!

Susannah

abeullah said...

The quilt is really nice and Clara is absolutely beautiful. Babies always come on their own time table

Liz said...

Wow, lovely quilt and you are quick!!!

Dennis and Barb said...

Clara and quilt are both beautiful! Would love a chance to try the Aurifil thread!

Pippa Parsons said...

What a gorgeous quilt for Clara, the Quilting is perfect

tink's mom said...

What a precious little girl sleeping so piecefully under her quilt. Wow the quilting is stellar.

LisaT said...

I have NOT yet tried Aurifil. Thanks so much for the chance!

Unknown said...

Your work is so inspiring, I love follow you and would like to try this thread, thanks for the give away

Debbie said...

I would love to get the chance to try this thread. Thanks for the chance to win

Rachell said...

Really really love the soft yellows and red-oranges! I'm just trying Aurifil for the first time and I would love more colors!
Baby is darling! My own is now 11wks old and I still haven't finished his quilt yet. The yellow would come in handy for it because it's a star sampler.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Caro said...

Love, love Aurifil!

Debbie said...

I've never had the opportunity to sew with Aurifil. This set of thread is my favorite color combo! Thanks, Aurifil and Kaaren.

Cherilnn said...

Congrats on your cutie. I love Primitve Gatherings too.
Cheryl in Tampa

Cherilnn said...

Congrats on your cutie. I love Primitve Gatherings too.
Cheryl in Tampa

Anonymous said...

Beautiful baby quilt & precious baby. Kaaren I love aurifil thread. Hardly ever use anything else anymore. Would love to win your give away. Happy stitching.
Carolyn Nwstitcher@ yahoo.com

Quilting by the Lake said...

So happy that Spring is arriving and the floral gatherings and thread would be a nice gift! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Happy Spring!

Ronda said...

Kaaren. Sweet lucky girl!! That is one precious baby! your quilt is perfect and who wouldn't love those beautiful Aurifil colors. Thanks for the give away!

annie said...

that is a wonderful quilt, I love the quilting and all the colors! little clara is so beautiful! I have never used this thread, but love the opportunity, pleas count me in too!

Unknown said...

I have tried it and love the thread. it works great for everything
Judy from ND

Linda in MT said...

I've also recently started using Aurifil thread and am loving it. I love your baby quilt! Thanks for the give-away. Linda

Unknown said...

I am always excited to see an email from Painted Quilt, I open it first. I have tried Aurifil for handwork but not on the machine. I love the finished product with Aurifil. Your pictures are great and Clara must be a special little girl to get such a beautiful gift. Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway. Kathy

KMSC said...

I have never used Aurifil thread but friends have said it is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil thread!
k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Love the quilt! Wish I had babies in the near future to make one for. Thanks for the wond-Aurifil giveaway :-)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet photo and I love the feather quilting on the quilt.
I am a fan of Aurifil thread and thankful that my local quilt shops carry it.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet photo and I love the feather quilting on the quilt.
I am a fan of Aurifil thread and thankful that my local quilt shops carry it.

MoeWest said...

Your baby quilt looks sweet and so does Clara! Thanks for the giveaway. I love Aurifil!

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