May 25, 2015

Last May Giveaway and Winner

I made this wall hanging last year (dark day today!) and need to finish the other three for the 'series' about babies and animals. I quilted this one very densely and appliqued using blanket stitching and my favorite thread: Aurifil. The embroidery was done with DMC floss. Thread plays such an important role in the overall design of my quilts, and I decided to give some away this week. But, let me announce the winner of last week's giveaway first:

1 Set of 1 Unique Numbers Per Set
Range: From 1 to 101 -- Unsorted

Set #1:
6

And enjoying your style as always.

Congratulations, Alexis - I will email soon.  I hope you can make something great with the flannels. I have made some very cool tops with it, and have used it as backing, too. I have some flannels from 10 years ago that I love so much... and cannot get myself to cut them!

During the past 10 years as a quilter I've made all sorts of quilts: landscape, machine piecing, hand piecing, paper piecing, machine applique', needle turn applique', wool applique'... Chances are I will continue to try different quilts and techniques. One thing I am sticking with is the thread I use.

So, this week's giveaway is a sample of Aurifil threads - my favorite for piecing, applique, and quilting (threads pictured below are not the ones you will receive as Aurifil is shipping it to me - thanks, Aurifil!).  Sure, I use other threads but only when I don't have the color of Aurifil I need! The giveaway also includes four patterns:


To enter the giveaway leave a comment (leave another one to tell me you follow my blog for an extra chance to win), and if you are a no-reply blogger, make sure to leave your email address (you can write it like this so you won't get spam emails: mary(at)everywhere(dot)com). Just tell me: Do you have a thread you like best, or do you use any thread you have on hand? The giveaway ends this Friday, May 29, at 5pm, and the winner will be announced on Monday, June 1st.

Enjoy Memorial Day!




33 comments:

Martina said...

I think I use any thread I have on hand. Still it has to have some quality, as I don't want to have problems with it after all the "work".Lol!

Martina said...

I am a follower via email and bloglovin'

Gill said...

GFC follower!

Gill said...

I use mostly Gutermann as it's easy to find!

Kathy E. said...

I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours!

Kathy E. said...

Mostly, I used Dual Duty by Coats & Clark for sewing. I love Sulky for embroidery and applique, but I haven't bought any Auriful to compare it yet!

OhioLori said...

I just use the thread I have on hand....have never used Aurifil ever tho. The patterns are all Grrrreat too....Would be delighted to win! :)

Your lil' Wall Quilt is so Sweeet! Love it!

Crickets Corner said...

I am using up what have on hand but when given the chance such as running out of a color I need am slowly replacing it with Aurifil and Essential thread at Connecting Threads.

Crickets Corner said...

I follow via Bloglovin.

Chiska said...

I like aurifil for piecing and Guterman thread for hand quilting. I won't use anything but Guterman for hand quilting 'cause it's the only thread I've found that doesn't break every five seconds.

Chiska said...

I follow you with blogger.

delaineelliott said...

My favorite threads are Aurifil and Gutermann. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

delaineelliott said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Mokki said...

I've never tried aurifil before. I dont really have a favourite that I use all of the time but I like gutterman. Dmc for embroidery usually.

Mokki said...

I recieve your emails.

Beth said...

My machine likes Mettler the best, but we don't have a store around here that carries it regularly so I often use gutterman.

Beth said...

I follow you by email

Anonymous said...

Usually I use Mettler or Gutterman thread but one of my friends gave me a spool of Aurifil thread to try and I really love the results!

wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow you by email. "...angel til morning..." is adorable.

wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Connie Cain said...

Being a newbie, I am confused by the different threads out there, so I just use what I have. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Connie Cain said...

I am a seasoned follower via e-mail. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Cynthia Knapp said...

Aurifil is my favorite thread to use, also! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)com

Cynthia Knapp said...

I follow your blog by email. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)com

Susan L. said...

I follow your blog by email. susan430(at)cox(dot)net

Susan L. said...

I use Masterpiece for piecing, & Mako for hand work. susan430(at)cox(dot)net

Rilene said...

I love Aurifil thread, but use it only in my best quilts. For everyday, I use Guterman.

Alexis Borsboom said...

Am I still allowed to comment after having been so lucky? :-)

Alexis Borsboom said...

Following by email.

t_ktl at yahoo.com

Emily C said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Sbdev said...

I usually purchase Gutterman, but I will use what I have. I don't think I have ever tried Aurifil.

Sbdev said...

I follow on Blogovin sbd0260(at)aol(dot)com

Lee said...

I usually use Guetterman thread. thank you!

Lee said...

i follow w/ bloglovin!

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