The making of an aurifil thread kit

Just imagine, Moda and Aurifil ask you to design a small quilt and then choose thread colors to go with it.  It’s not as easy as it sounds! The first thing you’d have to do is open up this beautiful color palette of Aurifil threads!  Something happens to your heart when you see this many beautiful colors!  It’s like being turned loose in a candy store when you were a kid.

Aurifil Thread Colors

Aurifil Thread Colors

Then, they tell you to limit your selection to 7 colors.  Could you do it?  Just look at these gorgeous colors.  Don’t you want them all?

Last August I took on this challenge and designed a miniature ornament quilt and selected the wonderful Aurifil threads to go with it. Things are done so far in advance, it’s just now that the finished product has arrived.

The Mistletoe Lane Aurifil Thread Kit contains 6 spools of Aurifil 50wt. thread and 1 spool of Aurifil 12 wt. thread.  If you haven’t tried the 12 wt. for embroidery, you’re in for some fun.  It also includes a mini charm pack of Mistletoe Lane and a pattern for the ornament quilt.  You can find it on our website, available now.

Of course a new kit calls for some design work for the cover so I grabbed my camera to see what I could do.  I loved the first photo I took, until I pulled it up on the computer.

Aurifil Thread Take One

Seems I didn’t know the top from the bottom of the thread, so it was back to the camera to try again.  Once I figured out that the Aurifil name should be right side up, the light had changed.  The color was off and I think I was too LOL!  I know when it’s time to take a break.


I waited a bit and tried for a more casual look.  So pretty with all the fabrics, but still not right.


I can’t remember how many photos I had to take (it was quite a few), but I finally captured the photo below that you’ll see on the box…

Mistletoe Lane Aurifil Thread

Mistletoe Lane Aurifil Thread

Designer, color selector and photographer, that’s me!  Some days are just pure fun!  Join me on Friday and I’ll show what Moda sent to make your like a little more fun.  You’ll also get to see my beautiful new grand-daughter Maya who was born in Germany, February 8th. Lily has a new little sister and I have another baby to hug and love!


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  • mimi'sdarlins - Well, your final photo is a winner and the ornament quilt is adorable! I knew you were multitalented but had no idea that you were the photographer for your packaging…. well done :)ReplyCancel

  • Hildy - Congrats to your new granddaughter! My birthday is today so I can tell you that February is good birthday month.
    And congrats to your Aurifil kit your quilt looks adorable and the colors are great:-)ReplyCancel

  • Pam - Oh perfect Anne! So happy for you and a new baby in your family! I also agree that February is the perfect birthday month…everyone is done with Christmas, January is a thing of the past and we are all ready for a new holiday! A red and pink one at that! Congrats on an Aurifil collection…they know the good gals when they see one!ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna Dodson - Oh, you’re so right about wanting all those thread colors! I have a color card for DMC floss, and it’s just tantalizing.

    Lovely photos of your fabrics and threads. :::happy sigh:::ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Oh Anne, a huge Congratulations to you and your family on your new granddaughter! What a wonderful, joyful blessing for all of you. I’m looking forward to the picture.

    This new quilt looks like it is so much fun. All those beautiful thread colors – oh yum!! Fabric & thread & quilting – truly one of life’s pleasures!!

    Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • faye - Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • janet - Lovely colors….. And congratulations on your new granddaughter hasReplyCancel

  • Delcia Rosenow - Sounds like serious color fun! I love to use 12 wt. for embroidery; only used Sulky, especially the Blendables. I always used Cosmo Seasons until discovering the shorter color change with Blendables. It’s great for covering smaller distances where I want more color variation. How does the Aurifil variegated compare with Seasons as far as color change length. So many great products but a limited budget to try all of them out. Your creativity is always fun to see in your posts!ReplyCancel

  • kshackabq - Congratulations on your new granddaughter, Maya! Wow, what fun!! And congratulations, too, on your Aurifil thread kit!!ReplyCancel

  • Gale - Congratulations on the new grand girl, looking forward to seeing her photo on Friday. Love the new line of fabric, I have been viewing it already at the Fat Quarter Shop, it somehow jumped into my shopping cart :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Breezy Point - How fun!ReplyCancel

  • Pat - Granddaughters are a true gift. Enjoy yours!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Brandt - Oh my isn’t she just perfection? I wish I had a new grandbaby to snuggle and welcome to the world. I know your arms with ache for her until April, enjoy their visit and special hugs to Lily. ( since we both have granddaughters named Lily :0).)
    Congratulations to the winners…….how fun to find out you’ve won a giveaway when you didn’t even know you had a chance to win! Love the Aurifil and your colors are divine!

    Happy Sewing Anne and I wish you continued success :0)ReplyCancel