I had heard a lot of talk about Aurifil threads so jumped at the chance of having a play.

I had already made the pillow top from a little pack of 2 1/2″ squares stolen from Katy’s Houston Quilt Market haul so couldn’t believe that when i got some threads in the postthat they pretty much matched. A plan by the quilting Gods maybe?  A few more spools nabbed from Lynne when i was at her house at Christmas and i was all set.

I have never used Aurifil threads before so this was a great opportunity to fiddle around, see how my machine liked them and see what effect the different thread weights had on the stitches.

I quilted it by cross hatching the whole thing in the lighter weight thread, used a template and pencil to add the stars and then stitched the stars using the heavier weight threads. My normal domestic machine LOVED the threads without even having to fine tune the tension, and trust me that is quite impressive given my machine hates just about all quilting thread!!

I loved the hairyness (is that really a word?) of the heavier weight threads and loved how smooth the thinner weights were.

I needed more cushions like i needed a hole in the head but my sofa is now proudly sporting it’s new addition.