Hazel Aurifil Thread

Hazel Aurifil Thread Collection

I am way behind posting about this lovely thread collection I put together with Aurifil.  It coordinates with my Hazel fabric, and they are also the colors I seem to use in almost every single quilt I make! 

Hazel Thread Boxes

The large box holds 12 large spools of thread, while the small box has 10 small spools.  I’ve said it a million times but those blues are still my favorite.

Hazel Aurifil Thread Collection

I love these threads, and the fact that they last.  I just noticed my cone of white Aurifil is running low…so I’ll be keeping my eye out for any sales on thread this weekend!  😉 

Hazel Aurifil Thread Collection

The small boxes are for sale here, and the large boxes are for sale here, and here.  You’re local shops may also have them.

Frolic Quilt

Have a great week!  

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Hey there! Milk, Sugar and Flower Top

Milk Flower Sugar Quilt Top

Hey there!  I didn’t mean to be gone for so long, but you know…life happens.  I’m glad to be back in time for the holidays…so much to do and so little time!  

I dusted off my sewing machine this week and broke open this fat quarter bundle of Milk, Sugar and Flower fabric I bought back in February.  It looked so pretty on my shelf it was a bit painful to actually use it. 

Milk Flower Sugar Fabric

I used the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.  Looking back I wish I would have thrown in some solids, or some more saturated small prints to break it up a bit.  Also I would have thrown out the orange.  Sophie loves it to pieces and that’s what matters, plus the prints are so darling and dainty.  I found a little bit of the fabric still for sale (and on sale!) here

Just as I was getting ready to press this quilt top for the last time the power went out…for 2 days.  So it still needs some ironing. 

Milk Sugar Flower Top

Instead of me going to Houston Quilt Market this year we took a family vacation to Hawaii.  It was heavenly just to be there with nothing to do except play with the kids and explore.  We are lucky to have family that live there and have room for us to stay with them!


Ben is obsessed with fishing and fish and everything fish related, so Jay and I were super excited to take him snorkeling for the first time.  We briefly showed him how, and a few minutes later he popped his head out of the water and said “Mom….this is BLOWING MY MIND.  Thank you for bringing me here to see this!”.  Then he snorkeled for 2 weeks straight.  One of the best things about being a parent is sharing amazing things with my kids for the first time and seeing their joy and amazement… even when it’s not as cool as snorkeling in Hawaii.  


  I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your Holiday season and I’ll be back soon…I missed you, and blogging!!!

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Finished Hearts

Heart Quilt Tutorial

I’ve been in a bad habit of making quilt tops and tucking them away into the black hole that is my closet.   My church was asking for quilt donations last week so it was good motivation to finish up some tops and give them new homes. 

This quilt is from my Heart Quilt Tutorial I wrote in January.  There is also a tutorial here for making hearts in multiple sizes. 

Finished Heart Quilt

I gave this one a quick quilt job with stippling in the middle and loopty loops around the borders.  By the look of those borders I think I need some more practice with those…or maybe I need to slow down since I love to quilt fast!

Pretty fabric stack

These are my latest fabric buys and I can’t bear to cut them up until I have the perfect plan.  Most of these are from Tiger Lilly by Heather Ross in stores now, and the top two are from Hello Darling also in stores now. 

I hope you have a great Monday!

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