First, since I have your attention (wink), I'd like to show you a mug rug I recently finished and packed off to its recipient.
You can tell by the fabrics that I used, that this particular someone is a fellow aficionado of the Elixir of Life, so I was playing to her tastes here:
The boyz got involved, too, and were carefully checking the mug rug for any stray threads:
Once they gave it the paws up of approval (or flippers, in Padsworth's case) it was ready to be packed up and sent to its new home:
It's kinda large (about 12 inches square), but I'm hoping that will give her room for a cuppa and a snack (sugar free, of course) beside her computer or her sewing machine!
Now, back to the business at hand -- you want to know how you can win some awesome Aurifil thread! Well, the special folks at Aurifil gave their approval for three winners here at the Lilypad!
I have posted here about how I enjoy using the Aurifil thread -- there are different types for different applications. I've used the 50 wt thread with great success for piecing and for quilting. Smooth, smooth and no breakage; just lots of quilting fun!
(Padsworth loves that green on the left!)The 40 wt is just a little heavier, and I love, love the way my FMQ stitches show up a little better with this thread. Awesome selection of colors in all of these weights.
The 28 wt is wonderful for hand applique and effortless buttonhole stitching:
I haven't tried the 12 wt yet, but they say it's perfect for the Sashiko stitching that many of us like to do on our projects.
There are tips and guides on the Aurifil site that are oh, so helpful, too. You can check out what the designers say about it, and see the collections that they have put together.
Now you don't have to follow us, but we sure would appreciate it, so here is how you can enter to win!
1. Leave us a comment about your favorite: do you love tea, or coffee, or something entirely different?
2. If you are a Lilypadquilting follower, you may leave another comment!
3. If you hop over to the Aurifil site, and check out some of the collections there, leave me one more comment to tell me whose collection you would love to use for your sewing and quilting!
We'll leave the contest open for a week, which means you can comment until May 3! We'll announce our three winners shortly after that.
Good luck, everyone!