Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Guest Post on the Aurifil Blog

Quilted Paisleys using Aurifil variegated threads!

Today I am so excited to finally be sharing the Aurifil variegated samples I've been working on for the past month!  Head over to the Aurifil blog to see all 36 variegated threads on white and black fabrics, plus they are having a giveaway too!

Here is my giveaway:

Aurifil color card and 7 small spools of variegated threads!

The threads include 2 of my favorites: Marrakesh and Silver Moon, and two of the favorites from my Instagram teaser pictures: Tramonto a Zoagli and Creme de Menthe!

Lots of fun colors to play with! Silver Moon (4060), Silver Fox (4679), Berrylicious (4647), Marrakesh (3817), Creme de Menthe (4662), Limoni di Monterosso (4658) and Tramonto a Zoagli (4657).  You can see them stitched out in the collage at the top of this post!
***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Giveaway Rules:
1. You MUST include your email address in your comment to enter!  
2. International entries welcome.
3. Giveaway open until September 28, 6pm MST.
4. Winner notified by email, if they do no respond within 48 hours I will choose a new winner.
5. Winner chosen at random.
6. Limit of two comments/entries per person.

To enter: Tell me if you've tried variegated threads, and if yes which is your favorite color?
Second entry (in a second comment!) just tell me how you follow: blog, IG, pinterest, etc.

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Don't forget to go check out the Aurifil blog, I'm super proud of how all the rainbow quilted paisleys turned out!  Many thanks to Aurifil for supplying the threads and Michael Miller for supplying the Cotton Couture in white and black so all 36 colors could be well represented!

Aurifil variegated sample!  I love seeing how different the threads look on the spool vs white fabric vs black fabric!

182 comments:

  1. I used a variegated blue to quilt waves in the water portion of a pirate ship mini quilt for a swap. It looked great!

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  2. I follow your blog via reeder.

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  4. I am a new follower on Instagram. Thank you for the inspiration. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I use Aurifil and Superior Threads only. I've used Superior's varigated King Tut and my FAVORITE is LUXURIOUS a purple and blues combo. I have not tried Aurifils varigated - but after watching your posts over the last weeks...I'm on the look out, next visit to my LQS! lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. I follow on Bloglovin also. lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. I haven't tried Aurifil's variegated thread. You do make it look lovely though. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Gosewlo@zoho.com. I love variegated thread by aurifil ! I can't say I have a favorite because I use the color scheme I need, but my favorite thread is Aurifil !

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  9. I have used a blue variegated thread. Loved it. I would love to win. Kbruck2001 (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  10. I follow you on your blog and IG kbruck2001 (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I'm excited to see the variegated threads

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  13. That was a great post on Aurifil. Thank you. I use Aurifil variegated threads all the time and my current favourites are Lemon Ice and Denim. After seeing your post, a few that I had not considered will be added to my shopping list. kj_hahn(at)telus(dot)net

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  14. I follow you on IG @lolly2430
    Email manninglm54 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Your sew outs are a wonderful resource. Thank you so much. Currently I use 4060 for piecing. Would love to try others for quilting and with your wonderful resource, I have more confidence to try.
    Email manninglm54 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. I love variegated thread, and my current favorite is Aurifil 4652 Licorice Twist. It's so much fun to use!

    Cheryl sayitaintsew10@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite is Silver Moon !! Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  18. Your quilting is beautiful--so fun to see it done with the variegated threads! I haven't tried them yet, but will soon! kdm1050 at gmail dot com

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  19. I follow the blog by email
    kdm1050 at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow you on instagram! Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  21. I love variegated thread! I have used several different ones, but they aren't Aurifil. I would love to try Aurifil's Desert Dawn. Thanks for a great giveaway! pdxwahine1@aol.com

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  22. I really like Silver Moon the best. I have tried the variegated before and liked it. It was on a fall colored quilt, and the thread was tan, gold, orange, green, brown from what I can remember. Looked really nice on a tan background. ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I have not tried the variegated threads for quilting, I do like the look of Bari! Thank you, Susan. spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  24. I love using variegated threads, especially on quilt tops so I use whichever colour suits that quilt accordingly, and love them all! aj.naumann@hotmail.com

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  25. I follow you on Instagram! Thank you, Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  26. I follow by email and Pinterest. aj.naumann@hotmail.com

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  27. I have only used variegated threads a few times. But, would like to start using them more. My favorite color is stone washed denim.

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  28. I tried another company's varigated thread, it gave a rainbow effect, very pretty. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  29. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  30. Yes, I have tried variegated threads before. My favorite is a pink that I have use several times. susan430 at cox dot net

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  31. I follow you on Instagram. susan430 at cox dot net

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  32. FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  33. I have never tried those variegated threads. But they look amazing!
    sammartina at bluewin dot ch

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  34. CREME DE MENTHE IS MY FAVORITE VARIG.THREAD>VERY PRETTY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  35. i am a follower now on instagram and via bloglovin'
    sammartina at bluewin dot ch

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  36. I love variegated threads. Marikesh (sp?) is my fave!

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  37. I'm using some of the Aurifil variegated threads but only the ones that are shades of the same color. I like them but am still getting used to the way the color changes. Then I'll branch out. rmgsummers at yahoo dot com

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  38. Follow on Bloglovin rmgsummers at yahoo dot com

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  39. I have used variegated threads. I tend to go with the high contrast, but I don't have a favorite color because I love them all.

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  40. Hello - I follow you on Instagram.

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  41. I have used several variegated Aurifils, pinks and yellow, and I am so thankful for all your FAB samples. I'll definitely be referring to these!

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  42. I follow your IG, aND blog next!

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  43. I have never tried Aurifil variegated thread but I would like to try it. I am sure that I would like it.

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  44. I've never tried an Aurifil variegated thread, but a few years ago I used a different brand for my scrappy log cabin quilt and I loved the effect :) devotedquilter at gmail dot com

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  45. I follow on IG and Bloglovin :) devotedquilter at gmail dot com

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  46. I haven't used varigated threads before. I didn't realize there were so many different colours to choose from. I would love to machine quilt using "Graphite" or "Stonefields".

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  47. I'm following your blog by email.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow on IG. Betsy.smith at verizon.net

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  49. I haven't tried any of the variegated threads yet. Betsy.smith at verizon.net

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  50. The varigated threads are so cool. I haven't tried these yet but I love the blues! Enjoy your day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  51. I haven't tried variegated Aurifil threads yet.
    notqnot(at)gmail(dot) com

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  52. I follow by email! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  53. I follow you on Instagram, @notqnot.

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  54. I have tried and love varigated thread.. i wish i had many more colors to try. Bubblegum is waiting for the next project. skennell@comcast.net

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  55. I do not follow, but love catching blog entries from many new quilters. skennell@comcast.net

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  56. werled@hotmail.com
    I've tried them - in fact, just finished quilting a baby quilt with a sweet yellow one from Aurifil (grey spool - don't have it handy to look for number). It was exactly what I needed.

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  57. Tammik57@yahoo.com I follow on IG, loved the postes!

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  58. Oh how beautiful tina_sheets is my gram name

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  59. I have not tried varigated thread, but after seeing your samples I'm going to try it on my next quilt. I like Marrakesh 3817. Janarama11 @ gmail.com

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  60. I'm a new follower via email and on Instagram. Janarama11 @ gmail.com

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  61. I recently bought some Fantastico variegated threads from a nationally known quilt teacher. The colors are lovely but I'm having an issue with shredding on my longarm, even with using larger needle. The only (I'm sad to say) Aurifil variegated I have is 4060, Silver Moon, that came in my Subtle Strings collection. I LOVE Aurifil thread and use it exclusively for piecing and often for quilting. Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win. How exciting! kupton52@gmail.com

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  62. I follow via Bloglovin'.......kupton52@gmail.com

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  63. love their thread bewtjwatgmaildotcom

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  64. Yes, I love variegated threads and was just using one last night. Although I like lots of them, the grays are probably a favorite.
    lvgg1@yahoo.com

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  65. And I follow you on Bloglovin!
    lvgg1@yahoo.com

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  66. I love variegated thread, and silver moon is my current favorite. marlenelmarks@gmail.com

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  67. I haven't tried Aurifil's variegated thread, but I will soon. Very pretty! redrabbitquilting@gmail.com

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  68. I follow you on Bloglovin. redrabbitquilting@gmail.com

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  69. I have not tried the Aurifil variegated thread but would love to.
    Bsevera11@gmail.com.

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  70. In a giveaway I received a variegated thread made by a different company. I don't know the name, but the colors were autumnal and I was surprised at how many times they blended well with my projects!
    wordygirl@earthlink.net

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  71. I follow on Instagram.
    Bsevera11@gmail.com

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  72. I would love to try variegated thread. My favorite is Silver Moon.
    vlhill3459 at sbcglobal dot net

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  73. Following with bloglovin.
    vlhill3459 at sbcglobal dot net

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  74. I have not tried Aurifil's variegated thread but I really want to. It isn't available locally, so I have to order it and I would really like to be able to see the colors first. dcpolifka at Eaglecom dot net

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  75. I haven't tried Aurifil variegated yet, but I love Aurifil threads. pennymilligan521@gmail.com

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  76. I haven't tried varigated threads yet! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I follow you on instagram as mumbird3! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. I haven't used variegated thread yet but am considering it for a quilt I'm piecing now. This post was very helpful! aevrard(at)rcn(dot)com

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  80. I follow you on IG as ahevrard. aevrard(at)rcn(dot)com

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  81. My favourite variegated thread is a King Tut colour 913, with purple, blue,teal and red in it. It goes with so many of the batiks I have. I would love to try Aurifil, but where we live I have to travel to the nearest shop that stocks some,or try online.

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  82. I follow you on Blogger on my reading list.

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  83. Turquoise Foam is my favorite Aurifil variegated thread. I'm on my second spool. valoar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. I follow you via Bloglovin and now Instagram. valoar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I have never used a variegated thread. Here's hoping that I get the chance!
    Newquilter@comcast.net

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  86. I have only used it once, white/tan! You make it look so fun. I need to take the keap! Tammik57@yahoo.com

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  87. I haven't used them yet but have several in my stash. I am partial to blues but will need to get Desert Dawn. I think it will be a great match with Kate Spain's Canyon collection of which I have at least a fat quarter or more of each print.

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  88. I love variegated thread. My favourite is 3920, a soft yellow and white thread...use it for all over designs.

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  89. I follow on Instagram...enjoyed watching the samples.

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  90. I've only tried a couple different variegated threads, but my favorite has to be shades of blue.

    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahh:dot:com

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  91. I just started following your blog through blog lovin.

    Sandy A
    scotty4me39(at)yahoo:dot:com

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  92. yes, I love variegated thread! My fave would be the limon....so yummy!
    judiduncan0@gmail.com

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  93. I have tried marakesh and some other brands. I love them all. I love how they create interest. lwittsend@gmail.com.follow blog

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  94. No, I have never used them to sew with. After seeing how they look, I am eager to give them a go!
    kristenarold@hotmail.com

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  95. I follow you on Instagram. kristenarold@hotmail.com

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  97. I have tried variegated thread once, I really can't remember the color. I do love the colors of these Aurifil variegated threads. My favorite is Aurifil 4647 Berrylicious. Thanks
    for the giveaway and sharing with us. ncnurse63@yahoo.com

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  98. New follower on Instagram. Thanks for sharing with us. ncnurse63@yahoo.com

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  99. I have not used the varigated thread yet, but have purchased a spool to use on a Halloween quilt I am working on. Love Aurifil thread. Thanks for the opportunity to win these great threads. Jfk992@aol.com

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  100. I have not used the varigated thread yet, but have purchased a spool to use on a Halloween quilt I am working on. Love Aurifil thread. Thanks for the opportunity to win these great threads. Jfk992@aol.com

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  101. I love variegated threads for quilting. And I wish my designs looked like yours! Your work is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this! Creme de Menthe is my favorite color.

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  102. I'm following you on Instagram. I'm so glad I discovered your work through the Aurifil blog!

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  104. I have several spools of variegated thread...all different brands. I am partial to purple shades, so the variegated purple spools always jump into my hand first! duchick at gmail dot com

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  105. I haven't used any of these variegated threads yet but I sure do love the Berrylicious & Marrakesh ! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  106. I am a happy Bloglovin' follower of yours! duchick at gmail dot com

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  107. Not yet familiar but I love the silver fox. Thank you for giving the oportunity to win to international readers

    maniahatziio@gmail.com

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  108. I amfoloowing via Bloglovin
    maniahatzio@gmail.com

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  109. Your quilting as absolutely gorgeous! I'm a new instagram follower!
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  110. I've only used variegated Aurifil a couple of times as it's not readily available at my LQS but I love it! 😍 kiddkeizer@shaw.ca

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  111. I follow you on IG.
    kiddkeizer@shaw.ca

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  112. Love your paisleys; so fun to see the differences. I have used variegated; my favorite is the purples. rainequilts@yahoo.com

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  113. Follow you on IG. rainequilts@yahoo.com

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  114. I have used variegated threads in both neutral and blue. Zollj@bpsnetworks.com

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  115. I follow by reading the blog. Zollj@bpsnetworks.com

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  116. This is a great project. Thanks for sharing, and I also love variegated threads. I'm not partial to any particular colors, but if I have Aurifil Variegated in the color I need, I'll grab it.

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  117. I haven't tried variegated thread. I love the Desert Dawn Colorway.

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  118. I like the Spring Prairie. Beautiful quilting examples. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  119. I have used several of the variegated on projects. Also used it to hand quilt on a Dresden plate wallhanging which will be hung in our guild Quilt Show in October!
    Would love to win some for future projects!

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  120. Please count me in too! I'd like to try that beautiful threads...
    edige08 at gmail dot com

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  121. I follow you here, on your blog...

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  122. What an honor! Your work is so beautiful, of course Aurifil chose you for a guest post! I love multicolored thread. Berrylicious is my favorite!

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  123. My favorite is desert dawn, that is just stunning! And thank you for the stitch outs on both colors, that really helps so much! My email is tinakaye at gmail dot com

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  124. I've tried Vera gated thread but only in the same colorways...really want to try the multi color spools..craftdee5@yahoo.com

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  125. Love your blog....please post more!
    craftdee5@yahoo.com

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  126. Aurifil is great thread. I'd love to try the variegated. lauriestewart@gmail.com

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  127. I've not used variegated yet but was thinking about doing so on my next quilt. Great post.

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  128. I have only used another brand of variagated thread as our local quilt shop does not carry many spools of this brand. I have recently bought a 6pack of spoils as Aurifil does not leave as much lint in my machine. My email addy is asullivan5 at cox dot net.

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  129. I follow you on Instagram and have loved seeing your beautiful quilting on the black and white fabrics to show the difference. My email addy is asullivan5 at cox dot net.

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  130. I have used variegated threads before on plenty of baby blankets I have made but it was other brands, not Aurifil. I do love variegated threads. Favorite color... plenty of them but I have a variegated green that I love much and a primary colors one that I use often.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  131. I am a new follower on IG. I look forward to seeing your creations.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  132. 4060 silver moon is most used
    plrbr1120 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  133. I am a new follower but an old quilter. I haven't tried the Aurifil variegated yet because my LQS just started carrying Aurifil. So yes, I have used variegated thread but not Aurifil yet. :)
    honasbdmj-7@juno.com

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  134. I use Superior variegated threads. I would love to try Aurifil. So I guess my favorite color is yet to be determined. 😉

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  135. I have never used variegated thread except in hand embroidery.

    mafry46@gmail.com

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  136. I like using blue based variegated threads if that is what my project needs. I have used a wide variety of variegated threads for differing effects depending on my project. Beautiful quilting! jlund66@gmail.com

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  137. I've used Aurifil's variegated thread in one project and it was Stonewashed Blues. It worked perfectly. Thanks for the samples and tips.
    cecilialyoung(@)gmail.com

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  138. I'm a new follower on Instagram as ceciliaquilts.
    cbecilialyoung(@)gmail.com

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  139. I follow via email. maryc76904@yahoo.com

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  140. Hard to pick a favorite variegated color. All are so special and lend themselves well to many projects. maryc76904@yahoo.com

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  141. Great project showcasing the beautiful threads. I have used other brand s of variegated thread but am going to try Aurifil. I loved how the Red,white and blue looked. I am going to get some for QOV quilts.

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  142. I am a new follower via e-mail.

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  143. I used a darling lemon ice variegated aurifil 50 thread, loved it!it adds so much dimension to a simple baby quilt. I look forward to using more colors like Marrakesh. Raceerbabe3@yahoo.com

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  144. I haven’t tried the variegated threads yet. I do have Creme de Menthe and I love the color. kbjoye@gmail.com

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  145. I’m a new follower of your blog and Instagram. kbjoye@gmail.com

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  146. I follow you on IG and love the inspiration you give me as I am a fairly new quilter

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  147. Like I said on the Aurifil blog, have been a longtime admirer of your work and this is yet another drool-worthy example. Ahhh, I think my eyes just had an orgasm. LOL. I JUST used 4657 and loved it, but so far my favourite (and I don't have a lot of Aurifil...) is 3817; have used it on a few quilts! ephdra(at)gmail(dot)com

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  148. Follow you mainly on Instagram and also bloglovin. ephdra(at)gmail(dot)com
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  149. Yess have and I Love it.Sorry couldn't tell you what brand it was but it was bold bright colors... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  152. Silly me ... I didn't read the fine print about including my email within my comment.
    Yes, I have used Aurifil variegateds and I think so far Marrakesh has been my favourite. Thanks for the samples, as I think I have some about-to-become new favourites, when I can find some of the colours you have shown. quilte(at)gto(dot)net

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  153. How do I follow thee? via your blog!
    Thanks for the inspiration .....quilte(at)gto(dot)net

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  154. I have used variegated threads but never Aurif. I would love to though!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    zeb312@yahoo.com

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  155. Love variegated threads with bues and red/white/blue a close second. Smurray at frontier.com I follow via email

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  156. I follow through Instagram, Bloglovin, email, & Wordpress!

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  157. I recently used Mint Julep on a quilt made entirely of green shade of kona cotton. I was concerned about the dark green in the thread being to dark in the Ice Frappe sections. But it turned out great.

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  158. I think I'd have to say Marrakesh is a favorite

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  160. I love using variegated threads, especially when doing machine embroidery. I love all of the colors shown, but especially like Marrakesh.

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  161. I follow on the blog, though I may have to try IG!

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  162. I have always loved using varigated thread in quilting for the impact they make but haven't tried Aurifil brand. Thanks for the opportunity to try them!
    Anna

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  163. i love aurifil variegated 4651 bari. tfs

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  164. I LOVE variegated threads!! Of course they are almost always of a blue variety:) Aurifil Threads are fantastic!! Love all your samples, gives me lots of reasons to try yet more colors!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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