Jenny and I were delighted to see the February issue of Australia’s “Homespun” magazine in the shop this week. It is always a good read, with lots of projects to do and plenty of articles about patchwork and sewing plus great advertisements to drool over.
Several of our customers had mentioned that they were going to be selling the Homespun Block of the Month “China Blue” in their patchwork shops, and some had mentioned they would like some suitable Aurifil thread packs that would also work with the fabrics.
We knew that Kathy Doughty (from Material Obsession), one of the designers of this block of the month was an Aurifil stockist, and we noted that Kathy recommends, in the materials list, Aurifil 50 in a neutral colour like 2900.
This got us thinking. What other colours could we use to make up a small pack of threads for this amazing BOM and to go with the fabulous Kaffe Fassett fabrics? Always Quilting has a small range of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, so we selected a few, and matched them up with our thread selection. This was a very difficult task as Aurifil has 270 colours to choose from!!
We also realised that you don’t need the perfect colour match for your applique.
The citrus fabric colours can be appliqued with a soft green/grey or even a soft blush pink
Although Kathy has recommended 2900 for this first part of China Blue, you may be interested in these other colours as well: 2564, 2846, 6724, 6727, 6723 (the last three numbers are part of the gorgeous new colours available in the Aurifil range).
We will be looking forward to seeing what the coming months bring us with this exciting BOM from Homespun, designed by the fabulous Kaffe Fassett and Kathy Doughty (and the design team from Material Obsession).