Aurifil Artisan Project: Night Fancy Fabrics

I had the opportunity to make something with Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new fabric lime for Free Spirit Fabrics, Night Fancy. These fabrics feature floral and geometric prints in a range of soft and bright Spring colors.

I was sent three fat quarters of Night Fancy prints, one beautiful lime green solid, and a large spool of coordinating Aurifil 50wt thread. I decided that EPP would best highlight the potential for meticulous cutting of these fabrics. I combined the papers from two sets of 1 1/2” 60° Party Pack from Paper Pieces EPP and got to work.

One of my favorite EPP notions is pink embroidery tape, pictured above. It has such a strong grip and hold the pieces together while I sew them together with the flat backstitch. I get my tape here.

Once I finished sewing my pieces together (tip: I think I’ll try using matching thread next time. Stitches show through and that’s okay, but I’d love to try and make them disappear if I can), I quilted the mini quilt with a 60° grid using Aurifil 2692, black thread.

Headphones are an integral part of my sewing practice, as you can see. I love to listen to a familiar show or podcast while I work.

These fabrics are not my typical aesthetic, but I’m really happy with what I made. I found a way to use the prints, and the lime green solid and black quilting thread bring it all together.

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