Aurifil Blog Hop – The Letter I

Welcome to The Letter I (well, the first letter I in the Aurifil Blog Hop!  I is one of my favorite words – thank you for giving me I, Pat!

Pat asked us to choose a word for our letter, so I choose I!

Ok, not really — that might be just a teeny bit self centered, don’t you think?  Instead, I‘ve chosen the word


Ideal describes Aurifil to a T I, and it’s therefore the Ideal word to describe Aurifil thread! (You’re probably not allowed to construct a sentence like that in the English language, but you guys are all Invisible, so it’s ok.) Like Kathy, I have to confess that I‘ve never really paid much attention to the thread that I use for quilting.  But, I‘ve heard a lot of buzz lately about Aurifil, so when Pat asked me to participate in the Aurifil blog hop, I jumped at the chance to try this new-to-me thread.  And boy, oh boy, am I glad I did!

Inquisitive, I decided to go to the Aurifil web site and read what I could about the different thread weights.  There’s lots of info on the site, and you can even watch some videos of Pat discussing the threads.

Immediately after I read about the threads, I pieced my Aurifil Spring block.  Heaven!  That thread is Amazing Incredible!  No wait — it’s IDEAL!   I used the 50 weight and it’s so nice and thin and smoooooth — pressing block seams is so easy.  And the best thing is that the thread isn’t splitty or linty like some other threads that we all know and love … or not.

Spring Block

Ok, so, as a little reward for participating in this blog hop, at each website in the hop (locations below), you can pick up a quilt block pattern. Since winter is hanging on with a vengeance in our neck of the woods, I decided to create little block to give us some hope for warmer weather. I wish I could tell you that I stuck a few strands of Aurifil thread together for the embroidery, but I didn’t — I used DMC embroidery floss. You can pick up a copy of the pattern here.

Spring Block

But Wait! There’s More!!!
Leave a comment and I‘ll choose 2 winners to receive a sample pack of Aurifil thread (with a few little goodies thrown in from me.) PLUS, at the end of the week, Pat will draw a grand prize winner who will win a Pat Sloan Kit Art 50wt Amazing IDEAL Aurifil Thread Set. (Do you think it would look rigged if I won???) Look at all the pretty colors!

Aurifil Thread Set

And, last but not least, be sure to visit the other blogs in the blog hop for your quilt block patterns and even more chances to win Aurifil thread. (Not to mention the fabulous posts — Pink Chalk Studio and Lizzie B Girls started things off with a BIG Bang!)

Monday Feb 21st

Pat Sloan Starter Block

Tuesday Feb 22

Pink Chalk Studio (Letter A)

Lizzie B Girls (Letter U)

Wednesday Feb 23

Erin Russek (Letter R)

Thimbleanna (Letter I) — That’s Me I!

Thursday Feb 24

Stitchin’ Heaven (Letter F)

Quilting Gallery (Letter I)

Friday Feb 25

Sew Cal Gal – (Letter L)
I Have a Notion (Letter T for Thread!)

Pat Sloan Final Quilt Layout

Aurifil Blog Hope

XOXO and Good Luck,

And btw, if I missed any I‘s please don’t tell me I!!!

608 Thoughts on “Aurifil Blog Hop – The Letter I

  1. Good Morning:
    I don’t know if the block is not up yet but I am getting an error message. Your block is really cute and I love embroidery work.

  2. Frances on February 23, 2011 at 7:11 am said:

    What a pretty block. Waiting for spring here as I look out the window at banks of snow. Error message also coming up for block pattern.
    Thank you for such a cute block.

  3. What a great block…oh I just love Aurifil thread…that’s what I used to have in the shop…all my customers loved it!

  4. linda noblog on February 23, 2011 at 7:13 am said:

    INTERESTING post & so “a world i do not know”…since i am always IMMERSED in chocolates, rose waters & flours!

    i so enjoy you anna & thimbleanna…you ILLUMINATE creative processes & crafts that i would like to partake in… loved viewing your beautiful patchwork piece INSCRIBED with “spring always comes.”

    this ICE-COLD weather will leave us soon & we can IMAGINE spring’s arrival shortly!

  5. I love your blog, I really love the message from your block! Really waiting for spring ourselves!! WE had a taste of it last week and then boom 18 more inches of snow over night!!

    Would love a chance to win!

    thanks for something sweet to see this morning!

  6. I LOVE aurifil and I’m so excited about this hop!! Thanks for the chance. it’s hard for me to find aurifil since my lqs closed. :(

  7. Stephanie on February 23, 2011 at 7:22 am said:

    Thanks for the reminder that Spring always comes. For some parts of the country it can’t come fast enough.

  8. I’m pretty new to quilting, but after reading about Auriful thread, I’m sold! I love your spring block – thank you so much for sharing with us!

  9. I love aurifil!! And spring too!

  10. Martha B on February 23, 2011 at 7:28 am said:

    I love the colors of the fabric used in your block. I love Aurifil thread and use it whenever possible. A new quilt shop opened in my town and they carry Aurifil.

  11. Your block is beautiful, and I love the reminder of Spring in the center of it. I see by the other postings that there must be an issue with printing (I got an error message too). I’ll try back again later on.

  12. I sure am enjoying this blog hop! I peeked at your recipe listings and found a few I think I will try! Also your store was interesting! I wish I had a project to use the Moda bolts with! That is a great price!
    Anyway, I hope I win one of these packets OR even better, Pat’s grand prize! Aurifil thread is new to me and I am lovin’ it like so many others!
    Thanks for doing this give-a-way!

  13. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this!!! how very clever you are!! thank you so much for being in the blog hop and your block is ADORABLE!

  14. Yesterday I bought 15 little bobbins of Aurifil 50, to use for my new appliqué project. I love Aurifil threads!

  15. I’ve never used Auriful threads but I would really love to try them. Thanks!

  16. Pretty pinwheels! Thanks for a chance to win some Aurifil!

  17. Barbara on February 23, 2011 at 7:46 am said:

    Love the block but the url link is a 404 :((((

  18. Susan McAdams on February 23, 2011 at 7:47 am said:

    I love pinwheels. So cute. I am hoping to win the Aurifil thread. I have a friend who swears by it but it is sooo expensive.

  19. patricia on February 23, 2011 at 7:57 am said:

    You’re block makes me smile. It is very springy. I am anxious to try the Aurafil thread. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. yIpee!

  20. Ohh, a lovely block! The colors are so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the block pattern and a chance of winning some thread.

  21. Winter did seem a bit too long this year.. thank goodness it is starting to feel like it is going.. I’m SO very ready for some flowers and fun!

  22. Karen Moellman on February 23, 2011 at 8:04 am said:

    Love the block! Thinking I need that thread! Not that I don’t have enough already but it sounds wonderful! Link to download the pattern seems broken. Hugs!

  23. Alexis Gardner on February 23, 2011 at 8:05 am said:

    Love the block, will come back for it. Sure would love some Aurifil thread too. Put my name in the hat.

  24. I would love to try Aurifil tread so I am hoping to win. Thanks.

  25. This blog hop is fun! Love the block. I can’t wait for spring!

  26. What a lovely block! Ideal, just ideal!

  27. What an adorable block you’ve created! I’m listening to the birdies greet the day & it promises to be a beautiful spring day here in the valley – Ideal, to be truthful, just like Aurifil! I can’t wait to see some of that thread in person!! Thanks for such a lovely blog hop!

  28. Love the block and love Auriful thread. Makes me think spring is around the corner!

  29. I Love Aurifil thread!

    Adorable block!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  30. Kitty Letsch on February 23, 2011 at 8:16 am said:

    Your pinwheels are adorable – I’m not too good with embroidery but will give it a try for your block. Thank you.

  31. Gorgeous block – love the Aurifil used as embroidery thread – so luscious looking. Cheers

  32. I hope Spring always comes–soon! Cute block! And thanks for hosting the aurifil giveaway opportunity–I’d love to try some!

  33. Marcie Lane on February 23, 2011 at 8:23 am said:

    I really really am getting excited about this wonderful thread and I really really want to win!!
    Thanks for playing with us!

  34. That thread looks great. I am ready to see what everyone who uses it is talking about! Just saying!!!

  35. Could it really be true?! Spring always comes?! I sure hope so. If I make the block it has to be true, right? Off I go! BTW, thanks for sharing this block, it’s so pretty.

  36. Cute block. I’ve been wanting to get my floss out to see if I remember how to embroider. What a fun way to start.

  37. Love your block and it is interesting reading about Aurifil thread, would love to try some. Cute block.

  38. Hi Anna my name is Sharon and it is nice to meet you. What a wonderful block I love the piecing and the handstitching together, just beautiful. I just recently tried aurifil and you cannot get it locally but it is lint free and my machine is loving it, so I will have to order it somewhere next month off the puter but it is great thread. Thanks for your lovely block

  39. Very sweet block! I’ll be looking for Aurafil at the AQS show in Paducah this spring. Meanwhile thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Your block is a bit of a tease (albeit a lovely one!) on this cold, gray morning in Chicago.
    I’ve been wanting to try Aurifil for a while…thanks for the opportunity to win some!

  41. I’ve been a long time user of Aurifil thread for piecing, applique and quilting. I’d love to win a pack of colors. This thread is IDEAL! Thank you for this giveaway.

  42. I love the block Anna! You are right to remind us that nature does take it’s own time, but Spring will get here eventually. I’ve never tried Aurifil thread and would LOVE to win some to try! If it is guaranteed to make me an awesome quilter/crafter like you and Ms. Pat, I’m sure I’d love it :)

  43. Wonderful block you’ve created. It’s so pretty and definitely brings Spring to mind. Thank you. I’m becoming very much interested Aurifil thread more and more with each new hop on this tour.

  44. Gorgeous! I can’t wait to pick up some Aurifil!

  45. Great block! I love quilting with Aurifil.

  46. Barbara on February 23, 2011 at 8:54 am said:

    Hopping is fun and Aurifil is Ideal, for sure!

  47. I want to try aurifil. Thanks for a chance to win.

  48. I tend to buy whatever I can get my hands on locally cause I’m always looking last minute…but now I want to try Aurifil!

  49. I love your blog…I need spring so badly!! I hate winter so I really appreciate anything spring related. I wonder what that center blog would look like in the Aurifil wool thread? I haven’t used any of the Aurifil threads so I sure hope I win one of these giveaways!!

  50. Mary Jo Jones on February 23, 2011 at 9:04 am said:

    Your block is darling!love Aurifil…what a great way to promote it. Gotta run and get this block made…love it, love it, love it!Thanks sooooo much!

  51. Pati Cook on February 23, 2011 at 9:04 am said:

    Ideal Aurifil. That is so right. Spring is wonderful, except that summer is too close after, especially here in the desert. Gorgeous block.

  52. upstatelisa on February 23, 2011 at 9:04 am said:

    pretty block, pretty threads! I would love to ‘sample’ them!

  53. I love Aurifil thread for machine applique. I use it for lots of other piecing, too. It’s a great thread.

  54. Good morning Miss Anna! I love your Springy block! We need some Spring in a bad bad way! I hope yours comes soon! Thanks for the giveaway!!! You’re the best!

  55. I’m new to quilting and cannot wait to make a pinwheel block! Thanks for this beautiful block.

  56. Joan Henderson on February 23, 2011 at 9:15 am said:

    Love the block and half square triangles are so easy. I may use the embroidery machine for the center block!! Joan in coastal, Ideal, MS

  57. tammie bivins on February 23, 2011 at 9:16 am said:

    What a cute block!!! I love your site! Your so whitty! You make me smile and am glad I am part of this wonderful group of quilting sisters! Thanks for all you do for us! Hugs and Stiches

  58. Jennifer O'Riordan on February 23, 2011 at 9:18 am said:

    Cute block! Love the blog. I’ve marked it as a place to come back to. Love the recipes, the photos, the hand knit socks… This is one I have to follow.

  59. rebecca hoffmann on February 23, 2011 at 9:19 am said:

    AurIfIl thread is Ideal. I thInk It Is a great Idea for me to wIn

  60. Amy Robertson on February 23, 2011 at 9:20 am said:

    Love the block! I hope you are right and Spring gets here soon!

  61. Shirley in Canada on February 23, 2011 at 9:21 am said:

    Thank you for such a wonderful block! I’ve started using Aurifil thread for my machine applique (as per Pat Sloan’s sugguestion) and love it! I would love to find a quilt store in my area that carries the heavier weight so I can try that for hand embroidery!

  62. Debra Neilson on February 23, 2011 at 9:22 am said:

    In the process of collecting all the Aurafil colors and abandoning my old favorite which now since I tried Aurafill seems sub standard at best!

    Love your Spring block! Sew cute!

  63. joan godfrey on February 23, 2011 at 9:23 am said:

    loving these patterns

  64. Anna, Nicely done with the letter I .. Ideal is perfect!!

  65. I use Aurifil exclusively…would love to own a few more colors…

  66. Ladybug on February 23, 2011 at 9:32 am said:

    I love your block and it’s hopeful message.

  67. I just love to use Aurifil……..
    Gorgeous spring block. Thank you

  68. Alberta in N GA on February 23, 2011 at 9:36 am said:

    I also love Aurifil and use it all the time for my block sewing. Love your block.

  69. Deb Fox on February 23, 2011 at 9:37 am said:

    thanks for the adorable block. I am enjoying getting to know you all through this blog hop. I’ll check your blog frequently!

  70. Interesting, innovative, intiguing, and Imaginative (had to come up with something that wasn’t “in”) post and block. Love the thread and the chance to win:)

  71. Your block is … Ideal! Thank you!

  72. Elizabeth on February 23, 2011 at 9:57 am said:

    Thank you for the block. I love the colors and design. Also enjoyed your blog and the yummy recipes.

  73. Lovely block! So cute! Thank you so much. It really seams to be the ideal thread. Must try it out too!

  74. I love that Spring is just around the corner and I love your block as a reminder. I think it would also make a great pillow for a gift.

  75. Ellen Ban on February 23, 2011 at 10:05 am said:

    Love your springy block! Would love to try some Aurifil thread.

  76. Yes Spring is just around the corner! Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

  77. I love your block. I was looking for something to make to bring in a little bit of spring. Just right. Thanks.

  78. Your Spring block is really cute! I think I’ve never used Aurifil thread, but I would love to try it. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  79. Robin Crittenden on February 23, 2011 at 10:17 am said:

    love your block. I’m all about stitchery so this has it all. Very happy. I’ve never used Aurifil so to win some would be a treat.

  80. Cute post… :o) After hearing all the buzz about Aurifill thread I ordered some yesterday and got it in this morning’s post….talk about the power of suggestion! Can’t wait to try it!

    Please count me in on the giveaways…I only bought 2 colours and it would be lovely to have more to play with ;o)

  81. Oh, “I” is an Incredible letter! It’s Interesting, Ingenious, Inviting, Ideal, Important, Illuminating, and Impacting. Just Imagine what can be done with the letter “I”? It’s exactly like AurIfIl thread! In fact, “I” is so Identifying that AurIfIl has 2 of them just for show!

  82. Phyllis Segan on February 23, 2011 at 10:27 am said:

    Thank You for bringing some spring-time fun to my computer! Your block is very sweet, and will be a pleasure to put together (Aurifil thread would make it better, I hear).

  83. Willie in GA on February 23, 2011 at 10:28 am said:

    Love the block with the Spring colors.Aurifil is Ideal.

  84. Incredible block!! I love it!!I have never tried Aurifil thread but may have to buy some IF I don’t win any!! haha Thanks for the chance!! Have a great day!

  85. Your block is so pretty and I love that embroidery is incorporated. Aurifil thread is certainly ideal and very lovely to sew with.

  86. julie love on February 23, 2011 at 10:32 am said:

    Your block is so cheery and happy! Love it! And, Aurifil thread is fabulous — I have a few spools but would love to win more!

  87. I am shocked to read you haven’t used Aurifil until now, me I too, I just started using when I moved to AZ. Cute post, Anna, thanks for the opportunity to win and for the freebie adorable pattern.

  88. Love your block … we definitely need that reminder while gripped in the throes of winter LOL!

  89. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your block. I need to do some sewing, but after seeing that block, I know some of my sewing time will go to reading your blog. No problem — I’m sure I’ll get lots of great ideas.

  90. Spring it is! Love Aurifil thread.

  91. Incredible! Thank you for incentive to investigate my stash and initiate a project!

  92. Love your block, it is so fresh and bright!

  93. tammy mccorkle on February 23, 2011 at 10:40 am said:

    Aurifil thread is also great for embroidery over applique – think the veins of leaves.
    Can’t wait to get my prizes!

  94. Your block is adorable Anna! I would love to win some Aurifil thread, crossing my fingers and toes. :^).

  95. I love your very “spring” block! And I love Aurifil thread. I’ve been using it for all my piecing for years…just the neutral colors…would love to try out some of the colored Aurifil!

  96. sharon jones on February 23, 2011 at 10:43 am said:

    Thank you for the lovely block, makes one think that Spring just might be around the corner! Love Aurifil thread, so a mighty big thanks for the chance to win those great spools!

  97. Jeanette on February 23, 2011 at 10:45 am said:

    Beautiful block for hurrying spring along! Such cheerful colors!

  98. I would love the opportunity to win, and thank you for the block!!

  99. What a darling little bit of “Springtime” embroidery in the center of your block!! And the pinwheels remind me of the Spring breezes we have here every year. Headed now for printer paper so I can get started on this one!
    Thank you!!

  100. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  101. Great block and wonderful message!

  102. How pretty! Yes, I have to keep reminding myself that Spring does always come. It’s so easy to forget during the ugly, grey days of February.

    You know, I never paid any attention to thread until I started quilting. I would sew with whatever was lying around or whatever was cheapest at the fabric store. Aurifil certainly is beautiful…ummm…I mean incredible… Inviting … Impressive… Ideal!

  103. Angela B on February 23, 2011 at 10:57 am said:

    It seems I should give Aurifil a try:-) Thanks for the chance! I love your block!

  104. It’s so pretty! Love your little stitchery too!

  105. HeyJudee on February 23, 2011 at 10:59 am said:

    Ideally, incredible and impressive block!!! Certainly makes it seem like spring is just around the corner. Thanks!

  106. Thanks so much for your participation in this little adventure. It’s been so much fun collecting blocks and reading new blogs – love the embroidery in the middle of the block and pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks.

  107. I love learning about Aurifil thread on all these blogs.. I can’t wait to try it out! THANKS!

  108. Got the block – yes it does look like spring. thank-you. no snow here but cold and humid but probably not your cold – Vancouver Island, B.C. I am enjoying the block hop! thanks

  109. Aurifil is my favorite thread and the only one that I will use!!!!!

  110. Thank you for the pretty block! Spring is more than welcome here in Michigan. I would love the Aurifil thread pack.

  111. Love this block. It is so Springy. Thank you. I use Aurifil. Love it!!!

  112. Aurifil is my favorite thread–lint free!!

  113. Sonja H. on February 23, 2011 at 11:18 am said:

    What a sweet block! Thanks for the chance to win some aurifil thread. Can’t wait to try it! Have a great week!

  114. Aurifil has 2 times the letter I. Thank you for this block. greetings from the Netherlands

  115. I didn’t know wool thread was even made until I followed this blog tour. I’d love to try sewing with Aurifil.

  116. Sure could use some Spring! Thanks for the great block and a chance to win some fantastic Aurifil thread.

  117. Beautiful Block!!

  118. FrancesB on February 23, 2011 at 11:23 am said:

    What a fresh and cheerful block pattern! Thank you. And thank you also for participating in the Aurifil Hop!

  119. Oh, your block is SO happy looking! It makes me laugh, too, because just yesterday I had to admit that pinwheels **challenge** me. I don’t ever get them all going in the right direction the first time!

  120. Lizz Ploppert on February 23, 2011 at 11:27 am said:

    I’m going to take your word that Spring will come! It seems doubtful with a foot of snow still on the ground!! Aurifil is an Instant hit with anyone who uses it – hope I win! Thanks for the pattern and hop!

  121. I just love the mix of embroidery & quilting! Definitely my next project!

  122. Michelle on February 23, 2011 at 11:32 am said:

    What a sweet block. We thought spring was on it’s way but now we are waiting for a snow storm, very odd for our area at this time of the year. I haven’t used Aurifil yet but hope to very soon.

  123. I forgot about this hop! And I LOVE your little quilt. I am so going to copy you and make one too! I hope you don’t mind, Anna. ;)

  124. Hi,
    I love Aurifil for applique, piecing, and machine quilting. I want to try a heavier weight for hand quilting. Can’t wait!

    Joanna G

  125. Beautiful block — thank you. I sure hope Spring is right around the corner…I’m sick of winter.

    Reading about all the wonderful qualities of Aurifil thread has me really hoping to win some. Thank you for participating. Your site is very pretty.

  126. I love your block! Just what I needed when surrounded by all this white stuff!

  127. I hope I win this Ideal thread as I would love to try AurIfIl thread. Thanks so much for the pretty block wIth the lovely embroIdery patern on It.

  128. Love your block. :) So springy and fresh! Thanks for the giveaway chance for some great thread.

  129. Whew hew, what a fun post. You know that me and my sewing machine love this thread.

  130. DebrafromMD on February 23, 2011 at 11:52 am said:

    I love the block and am happy to see a bit of embroidery. One of my goals this year is to relearn some embroidery stitches. I’m also eager for Spring. Our weather has been so erratic lately, 75 degrees one day and 4 inches of snow three days later. I’m ready to pack away the winter gear.

  131. Your block is darling! Aurifil is a dream for piecing – doesn’t lump up in the seams and goes so very smoothly through the machine. I use it for machine quilting as well – love it!

  132. Cute block! It really does say Spring! Thanks for the opportunity – I’d love to win some Aurifil!

  133. Amanda Wright on February 23, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

    I absolutely love this thread! Well, by I…I really mean Lola my sewing machine. Thanks to Aurifil she no longer goes on strike. I’d love to win this thread to appease my slave driver Lola. heehee

    Thank you for the beautiful block and the chance to win.

  134. Lori Ginsberg on February 23, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

    I love your block. Thank you for designing one with embroidery. I have been enchanted with the idea that I can combine my new favorite – applique, with my old favorite – embroidery. I’m thankful for this Blog hop too, because it has introduced me to some wonderful designers and their blogs. This is FUN!

  135. LOVE your block and thanks for the wonderful thread give away!

  136. Cindy in TN on February 23, 2011 at 11:56 am said:

    I love the block. I would love to win some thread. I can’t wait to start the block. Thank you!

  137. So excited to see all these spring colors and cute, cute blocks! I am trying to locate a shop nearby that sells Auriful thread — does anyone know how to do that? I love hand applique and would love to try the Auriful thread. Do I use 50 wt?

    Eileen in upstate NY

  138. that is a really pretty block, would alos love to win some thread.

  139. Love your sprIngy block. Sure fells lIke sprIng Is on It’s way wIth the sun shInIng through the wIndow here In MaIne.

  140. Would love to win the thread. Thanks for doing the give away.

  141. Looking forward to trying this embroidery block,great design. Deborah

  142. You’re so cute. Thanks for the giggles, that was a fun post. But don’t enter me in the giveaway because I don’t sew. Your block is loverly.

  143. I love your block and I love Aurifil!

  144. I think the blog has been great fun. I am liking your block, alot!!

  145. Oh, I love this block. I live in MN where there is so much snow that all I can think of is SPRING!!! Thanks for sharing! I would love to win some Aurifil thread!!

  146. Wow what a darling block! I can’t wait to try my hand at all those pinwheeles!
    Thanks for sharing and would I ever love to win some of that beautiful thread.

  147. Kathryn Taylor on February 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm said:

    I enjoyed reading your blog posts. Thank you for the pattern, it really is lovely.

  148. dottie bishaw on February 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm said:

    love your block! hope to win some beautiful thread.

  149. I have never made pinwheels. I am going to have to try. This is a very cute pattern! Thanks for posting.

  150. Nice block and we are wishing for spring. Love pinwheels Thanks for the giveaway.

  151. Wonderful block, I love mixing stitchery with quilting.


  152. TiffBlakey on February 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm said:

    Great block. I’m in love with anything with pinwheels lately.

  153. Juel Radtke on February 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm said:

    Great block! Thanks so much!

  154. Thanks for designing a cute block with the embroidery. I love Aurafil thread and it’s just a teensy bit thinner than other 50 wt. threads. I’d love to win as our LQS doesn’t carry it.

  155. Rebecca in Tennessee on February 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm said:

    I’ve never tried this thread and would love to win the chance to try it……your block is wonderful……..I have daffidils coming up in my yard…… they not know that it’s still a month until spring…….I dislike it when they freeze……..Thanks

  156. Kalli Inman on February 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

    LOVE pinwheels and hand embroidery!!

  157. I’m interested in Auriful because it interacts so well with my new Juki machine. Imagine that!

  158. Ideal block for the Blog Hop. I love to do hand embroidery.

  159. Tammy Hempel on February 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

    I am enjoying this hop for sure!! Really like your block! You did a good job using the “i” letter.

  160. Beth Cunningham on February 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm said:

    Another lovely place to visit. I am new to the blogging world. this has been a fun way to find new sites that I would like to visit. Pinwheels are my favorite pieced block. I can’t wait to get started.


  161. I am having fun with this blog hop and absolutely LOVE Aurifil thread which I was introduced to at my local quilt shop.

  162. I’m imagining that lovely Aurifil thread sewing some delicious voiles into beautiful blouses. Hmmmmmmm, I think I feel spring coming . . .

  163. We just got a fresh dump of snow overnight ~ definitely looking forward to Spring! THANKS for the chance at those beautiful threads!

  164. Beautiful block! Toss my name in for some wonderful thread.

  165. What a beautiful promise, I love spring, but first we have snow again today! We dream on of better days and in the meantime we get spoiled by you and your bloghopping gang, thanks for your contribution! Lots of love from Holland – Europe.

  166. Cute block. I’d love to win the Aurifil thread. Thanks!

  167. Your embroidery is so pretty and your stitching is very nice. I keep saying I’m going to learn to embroider! I bought a patterm that has embroidery and simple piecing – it keeps calling to me.

    I’m a big fan of Aurifil thread. I use the 50 wt. for piecing. There is very little lint so my machine loves it! It’s thin, yet strong. I use cream or medium gray, but there are also many beautiful colors I’d like to try for quilting.

  168. Ideal is truely the word of the day! Your spring embroidery is so cute and appropriate for so much of the country, even though Tucson has a lot of spring weather all winter long!

  169. Dorothy Bare on February 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

    wIshing we had a shop in Pensacola that carrIed aurIfIl thread!!! love It

  170. Very lovely block . I adore it . THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!

  171. Never had I tried aurlfil thread but I would love to give it a try!

  172. Jill Warren on February 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm said:

    Sweet block – but I most love your socks that I found when scrolling down!

  173. what a gorgeous block. I love pinwheels and what a sweet embroidery.

  174. Marija Vujcic on February 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm said:

    What a cute block you designed!! Thank you for the pattern and I hope I’ll win me some of that yummy Aurifil! :)

  175. I just love the combo of embroidery and piecing in your block! So pretty! This will be the one I start with!

  176. Really like your patch work – reminds us that spring is only round the corner. x

    Hope to win – so I can learn something new. Leah x :)

  177. Your block is beautiful and it inspires me! I love it. The colors are so spring! Thanks for sharing!

  178. Anna – your so hIlarious. Good choice on the quilt block. Spring. Must. Come.

  179. Love the block. It does look like spring

  180. Wow great block!!! I am just found this blog hop and I am loving it!!

  181. “I” would love to have some Aurifil in colors… Spring is long gone here and we are looking toward fall…. its summer below the equator!

  182. Cute Block – Very Springy! Makes me wish Spring was here – but we’re stuck with snow for awhile up here… Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  183. lol, it would be “Ideal” if “I” could win the Aurifil! ;0 I’m not too proud to play your game if it means winning some thread! :0

  184. I posted earlier this morning, and wasn’t able to get the pattern to print. But, I just tried it, and it worked just fine. It’s a beuatiful block. I really love the Aurifil thread. Unfortunately, I can’t find it locally, so I have to wait until I go to one of the the big quilt shows to buy it. It sews beautifully, and the colors are fantastic.

  185. I love your block. You just can’t go wrong with pinwheels! This blog hop is so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous thread.

  186. I love your block! I love seeing what everyone is putting together with Aurifil thread! Thanks for the chance to win some!

  187. Cathie Lanier on February 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm said:

    I love winter, but I’m definitely ready for spring. And this gorgeous block agrees with me. Thanks for the block!

  188. Love your block! I love seeing what everyone is putting together with Aurifil thread! Thanks for the chance to win some!

  189. Wasn’t going to follow the blog hop or leave any comments, but after reading about this ideal thread which I hadn’t heard of until this week, nor had I visited your blog, I decided I should give this a go. Thanks you for this lovely block,and a chance to win this thread. I am longing for spring in my neck of the woods too, 5 foot drifts will be quite a Springmelt here, too.

  190. Pinwheels are great for the Spring. Can’t you just see little girls blowing on them to make them spin….Great Block.

  191. It’s incredible, inspiring and my imagination is on overload. I would love to try this thread!

  192. I hope by the time you get to my comment you still have the strength to read it, after reading all the others! I love your block – I’m off to look at the others. Oh – and the thread is lovely too!!

  193. I love the “Spring” Block, makes me wish that Spring was already here in the north east.

  194. Love your block! Thanks for the chance to wins some great thread! I LOVE Aurifil! :0)

  195. Cecilia on February 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm said:

    I love your block. It is IDEAL for this time of year. I can’t wait to try some Aurifil thread for myself after hearing all of these wonderful comments. Thanks for the giveaway.

  196. Mary Jean on February 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm said:

    You have combined my two favorite things in your block…..embroidery and quilting. I LOVE your block!!I sure am going to try Aurifil thread and would love to win some.

  197. Thank you for the spring block. I am waiting!! lol Also thank you for the chance to win Aurifil thread to try.

  198. Penny g on February 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm said:

    Great job on your letter blog.

  199. Dee Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm said:

    Love letter I – middle name is Ione -and love love love Aurifil!

  200. The Spring block is lovely, the colors are ducky,
    I’d have some Aurifil, if only I’m lucky.
    A quilter I am and always will be,
    So when picking a winner, please let it be me.

  201. I’ve never really thought about the type of thread I use for piecing but sure would love to give Aurafil a try!

  202. You are sooo right about Aurifil not shredding or being linty. I love it!

  203. Cute block pattern. This is so much fun! Thank you for the chance to win the thread!

  204. helenmarie on February 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm said:

    Cute block! can’t wait for spring!

  205. Love me some aurifil! It’s awesome!

  206. Your block is so sweet! I haven’t done much applique (yet) so I’m wondering — is the embroidery done with 50 wt. or just the piecing?

  207. Oh spring! I guess I can’t complain since I live in California.. your post was hilarious and your block is so great! And I totally agree, aurifil is ideal!

  208. Thank you for designing this beautiful block! And so appropriate … it is snowing like there will be no end to winter at the moment. While usually there is little to no snow here in the netherlands during winter. I didnt expect a block with embroidery. I have 1 spool of aurifil 12wt cotton with multicolours which is will use to do the embroidery. Ideal !

  209. Shelley C on February 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm said:

    I’ve never tried Aurifil threads, but I sure am anxious to. Especially the heavier weight ones for quilting….I always just quilted with the same thread I pieced with…dah! the quilting is so much more prominent and looks great…I could possibly see a great improvement with my quilts with that one change!

  210. Ann-Marie on February 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm said:

    What a nice kombination, with stitching and it.

  211. Sweet! Makes me think of two things… spring flowers and pinwheels! I love it! Thanks for the block!

  212. Kathy C on February 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm said:

    I am delighted to have found your blog via Pat Sloan.
    Your block is just what I have been looking for to make a spring quilt, thanks for the pattern.
    Now if I just had some Aurifil thread…..

  213. Barbara M on February 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm said:

    What a nice block! I can’t wait to stitch it-I have the ideal fabric. I hope to try the aurifil thead to stitch it together.


  215. Have heard all the buzz but have yet to try this wonderful thread. Would love to!!

  216. Julie Averill on February 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm said:

    Love that block!!

  217. Claudia on February 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm said:

    Great block and I love Aurifil thread.

  218. This is an awesome block as it combines both of my loves. One I’m really good at and the other as good as I am at one of them that’s how bad I am at the other. Good = stitching and Bad = quilting. But I WILL get better at this. Thank you so much for the chance to win some Aurifil thread which I am really hankering for.
    Patti xxx

  219. Loved your post on Aurifil. I’ve been using Aurifil for years now, from the first time I tried it, I was hooked big time. It’s truly the BEST thread ever! Thanks for the little spring inspiration.

  220. I am totally converted to Aurifil! I am loving this hop.

  221. I love your block – it looks just like spring!!

  222. Michelle L on February 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm said:

    What a super-fun block! I too LOVE Aurifil.

  223. I love this hop-thing, and for the first time I am thinking more about thread as well ! Your block is gorgeous, thanks!

  224. I just started using Aurifil and it is wonderful! I would love to win some more!

  225. I am seeing this thread all over the place and I really hope I win some, it looks wonderful.

  226. Those pinwheels are ‘inspiring’. ;)

  227. Janis T on February 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm said:

    I love your blog and have added to my Reader! I’ve been hearing great things about Aurifil for a while now and after this hop I am ready to try it out! I am having a great time and love the blocks.

  228. Debbie B on February 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm said:

    I love your block. I, too, am ready for spring. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful colors. I am anxious to try some Aurifil thread. Sounds like heaven. Happy Quilting!!!

  229. Thank you for the block!!! It is lovely and fun. Welcome to the Aurifil fans – you’ll never be the same. :-)

  230. I’ve read a lot of great reviews of this thread but have never used it before. I love that all of y’all are giving away sample packs. :)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  231. MarciaW on February 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm said:

    Aurifil thread sounds like it would be good for me to try – hope to win some to use in a test drive. Thanks for the stop on this blog tour. Now, need to download your I block.

  232. Wonderful words you picked out. It makes my wander and wonder. Love the block. Thanks for participating.

  233. Leslie Sorenson on February 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm said:

    It would be my Ideal to win Aurifil threads.

  234. Of course, I wouldn’t thing it was rigged if You won.
    But, of Course, I would know You would want to Share with Your best friend – Me!!!

    I’m dying to try Aurifil ! ! !


  235. MargaretQuilts on February 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

    Your Spring block is very pretty with all the pinwheels. I can see how Aurifil thread which melts into the fabric would work well with all those pinwheel intersections and seams. Thanks for the block pattern, and the chance to win this Ideal prize.

  236. love the block I hope I when :)

  237. I’ve never used Aurifil for applique, I’ll have to find some and give it a try! I’ve always used silk, but it’s so…slippery!

  238. Beautiful block, Incredibly interesting blog (see the i’s) and i’d love some aurifil as it’s so difficult to get hold of here in france and I never win anything *sob*

  239. Barbara on February 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm said:

    Very cute block. I’ve been using Aurifil thread for quite a few years and love it.

  240. Love the block, pinwheels are so much fun! Thanks for being part of the Aurifil blog hop…

  241. Cute block. I love aurifil thread. I got a late start on the blog hop but have my fingers crossed

  242. Linda James on February 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

    Love piecing and embroidery combined. Thanks for the block design and the opportunity to win some Auriful thread.

  243. Nice block. I am going home tonight to try out my aurifil thread I have had but never used.

  244. Sherry Redowl on February 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm said:

    Your block is I-deal to lead me I-nto a state of bl-I-ss as I wa-I-t for Spr-I-ng. I-deally I will w-I-n some AurIfIl thread to make It awesome.

  245. That is a cute block! Love it.

  246. Frannie on February 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm said:

    As always – you never cease to InspIre and educate! Luv your blog!

  247. Cute block. I love pinwheel blocks. One of my favorites.

  248. Diane P on February 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

    Love the block especially the embroidery, which I enjoy doing immensely!!! We are expecting more snow for the weekend, so some aurifil thread to start your project would really help! Have never tried aurifil, but here it’s Imazing!!!

  249. LOVE your block. Thanks so much.
    I love aurifil thread, too. Pick me, pick me!

  250. Great block – can’t wait to make it!

  251. Love your header.
    Thanks for the block and a chance to win some thread. I have not tried that brand yet.

  252. Great block thanks for the fun project

  253. To be never useful yet Aurifil very curious how very exciting wonderful colour comforting effect.
    Thank you opportunity maybe fortune enters service as me

  254. Barb Colvin on February 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm said:

    Ideal–a great word. We all have our ideals. Striving for them is probably what keeps us creating :) Thanks for the cute block!

  255. It is beautiful thread and a lot of quilters love it for hand applique too, in fact it’s ideal. What a prize!

  256. Kim Matthews on February 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

    I love the embroidery that you put in your block, I like to embroidery with in my quilting. And your letter i and the write up was very inspiring

  257. Linda in TX on February 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

    (I love the names of your family!) I’m so glad you tried Aurifil. I’ve been using it before I could spell it (I always forgot an i) – first used it for longarming. Now I piece with it as well. Wonderful stuff!

  258. I am already a die-hard Aurifil fan. I am enjoying the variety of blocks offered by the designers in this hop.

  259. Cute block, Spring always comes sounds so hopeful, especially this year. Thanks.

  260. oh anna, you did a wonderful job designing this block!!! congrats!
    i haven’t tried aurifil yet but i think i should soon…:)

  261. Lisa Vecellio on February 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

    Your block is so Inviting! Thanks. Yes, Spring always does come. Thank you God.

  262. rose-anne on February 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

    I love It !!

  263. Anne Voss on February 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

    Whew! I am finally caught up, and it was worth the rush..the block is really cute!

  264. Catherine on February 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

    I almost forgot to leave a post! BTW…I love your socks. ;-)

  265. Julia Waterbury on February 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm said:

    I really liked that you used a little embroidery on your square. Will have to try some of the Aurifil to see if I like it as much as you say…

  266. I love when different techniques are used in a block. Love the Spring theme since we just received 14″ of snow. I would love to win some thread. Hugs

  267. patty rhodeback on February 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm said:

    Love the Spring block and oh so appropriate with the pinwheels. Can’t wait to see how these are all going to go together in a quilt.
    Oh and I love the spaghetti laced hot dogs how fun! I’m going to try it for my grandson.

  268. Cindy J on February 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm said:

    Love the embroidery in your block….its a fav for me. And pinwheels are perfect for a block that says spring. :)

  269. I love the pinwheels and embroidery…wish I had some of the Aurifil 12 weight…that would be perfect!! Thanks for being in the blog hop!!

  270. I came to your site to have a chance to win the Aurifil thread, ( I still do ) but I stayed to read, and read, and read some more. I love your site. I’ll be back!

  271. Cute block. I like to mix embroidery with my quilt blocks

  272. Roselie on February 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm said:

    What a nice site. Love your block and would also love to win the Aurilfil thread.

  273. Beautiful embroidery and so timely! Spring is almost here!

  274. Kathy O on February 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm said:

    Thank you for the very cute block. A friend and I have a thing going about pinwheels, so will be perfect to make for her! I too love Aurifil thread, and hope to win some.

  275. Karen B on February 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm said:

    What an adorable block! I love the embroidery work. This is going to be fun.

  276. Very cute block! I love when patterns when they incorporate embroidery or ribbon work. This is a great hop! Thanks for sharing the block. I can’t wait to try out this thread.

  277. Your embroidery is exquisite.. love your block :) Aurifil just brightens your day!

  278. Your spring quilt is beautiful and I love your new header.
    The german sheperd in the thimble-shoes is so funny.
    Have a great day

  279. Great block, great thread would love to win some.

  280. Kristin O on February 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm said:

    Thanks for a chance to win – love your block!

  281. I need thread. good thread. is there life beyond coats and clark?

  282. Anna, thank you for the lovely stichery pattern and the chance to win this thread that I so love.

  283. Beth McConnell on February 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm said:

    I LOVE these opportunities and free patterns. I am already an avid Aurifil thread lover….even though I am comment 282…there is always hope….right? Thank you

  284. Robyn Brown on February 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm said:

    How bright and fun.

  285. Colleen on February 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm said:

    Love your block! thanks for the chance to win such a lovely product!

  286. Kathleen on February 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm said:

    Oh, I love embroidery too – thanks for the block. And I love Aurifil!!

  287. Claudia on February 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm said:

    I love this lovely stichery pattern, Thank you.

  288. Evelene S on February 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm said:

    Okay never have used Aurifil thread but now I am convinced because of the no knotting aspect.

  289. Evelene S on February 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm said:

    Thanks for the block it is bright and cheery.

  290. Cindy Rutledge on February 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm said:

    Love your block pattern.

    P.S. The thimble shoed german shep is adorable!

  291. Sandy Allen on February 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm said:

    Love your block! T\hHanks for the chance to win! I haven’t tried Aurifil…yet! :P

  292. Jeannie on February 23, 2011 at 7:33 pm said:

    I love your sprIng block! I haven’t been able to fInd AurIfIl thread in my area. I wIll be lookIng for It on Line now. Thanks for the opportunIty and for your cute lIttle block. Cheers.

  293. Love your SprIng block. As my name is IvanI I will be more than happy If I wIn.
    Thanks for the chance.

  294. Thanks for the chance to win on your blog and for being part of the blog hop.
    Even though my name starts with an “E” it sounds like an “I” so I would love to win. ;)

  295. I love your incredible block! It’s illuminating – Yes spring is inches away! Thanks for the fun!

  296. Lynn F. on February 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm said:

    It would be incredible to win the Aurifil thread. I have heard wonderful things about it and would love to try it. Love the block, can’t wait to start it.

  297. Just love your block and the message of Spring. With 20 inches in just 3 weeks here at my place I welcome it with open arms. I would just love to win the Aurifil thread as I have never used it but know I would enjoy using it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  298. bevsilvestre on February 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm said:

    I love the message of Spring is around the corner in your block. Perfect!

  299. I’m in for a comment for a chance to win. Spring is coming. TG!

  300. Hi Anna – I think this make 300 comments. Lots of people want this great thread. Have a great day.

  301. Jill Hicks on February 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm said:

    I like your block. The thread you used it really pretty, but I’m sure the Aurifil will be even prettier.

  302. Very nice!

  303. Chris Windham on February 23, 2011 at 9:03 pm said:

    Thank you for the Aurfil blog hop and the free pattern.

  304. I love the pinwheels and the embroidery. I would love to win and am going to make your block. Thanks for the giveaway

  305. sandyncal on February 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm said:

    Nice block, thanks for the giveaway.

  306. Love your block! I can’t wait for Spring!

  307. Kay Conger on February 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm said:

    With 10 below zero temps this morning, your block was just what I needed to pickup my day. Thank you

  308. I agree that Aurifil is “ideal” thread. It makes a huge difference in the look of my sewing. I love the colors in your block especially the embroidery. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great product.

  309. Patty Swatzell on February 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm said:

    “I”, “I” think I am going to like using Aurifil thread and “I” love the colors. This is a Fun Aurifil Blog Hop and “I”deal for this dreary time of year. I need sunshine! Your block looks like Spring.

  310. What a cute block! It looks like Aurifil is an “I”deal thread and has “I”mpressive colors. “I” would love to try it!

  311. I’ve been using Aurifil for a few years. I was introduced to it by my local shop. It’s *ideal* for all sewing projects as there is a weight for every need!
    The embroidery pattern is lovely, I’m off to download it!

  312. Lee Ann on February 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm said:

    A touch of spring…just what the doctor ordered with all of the flu, colds and other stuff being passed around. Love using embroidery with patch work blocks. Great Ideal!!!!

  313. Diane Smith on February 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm said:

    I was Introduced to Aurifil by a friend. It was the Ideal gift and it Inspired me to Investigate this wounderful Item I have found it Invaluable and can not Invision not having a Inventory of Invigorating thread. Now I am going to the Icebox to fix myself a Icey drink before someone gets the Idea I am a Idiot.

  314. Debbie S. on February 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm said:

    You little block is so sweet! Ideal is right!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!! :D

  315. I love your block. The stitchery makes really stand out.

  316. I am really excited about possibly (hoping) winning some of this great thread. Love your block as it has embroidery and quilting all in one project.

  317. Think Spring! I most definitely need to believe it will come. It was -10 when I left for work this morning and 15 degrees when I headed home eight hours later.

    I love pinwheels and your embroidered center is wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing and for giving me a chance to win Aurifil thread.

  318. I love Aurifil thread. Hope to win it I enjoy your blog.

  319. Debora Carroll on February 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm said:

    Inspiring is the spring block you designed, inspiring me to create a spring quilt.
    Ice cream cone – maybe a block with an ice cream cone, dripping in a warm spring day.
    Idyllic spot picked just right for a late spring picnic with family and friends, or under an
    Illuminant spring moon shining bright over a backyard family picnic.
    Iced tea, tall and cool, flavored with sugar and lemon.
    Imagine the joy of the family reunited with a backdrop of hand quilted, heirloom quilts.
    Immeasurable happiness and joy felt throughout.
    Immune from the daily worries and stresses of life.
    Impatient for the day to arrive but saddened by the
    Impermanent nature of the moment and
    Incredible memories to be made and relished.
    Investment of time and energy.
    Important moments like these to be memorialized in stitch made by hand.
    Immense pleasure just to know it started with the
    Inspiration of one spring quilt block.
    Infinite thanks and gratitude to you Anna.
    Insanely hoping I will win some Aurifil thread.
    Insufficient would be the thanks I could give you.

    Debora C

  320. Aurifil rocks

  321. Your block is too cute! Thanks for this fun blog hop! Hope I win some new threads!

  322. Jennifer Dancy on February 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm said:

    Inspirational block, and immeasurably incredible thread! Thanks for sharing you talents and your DARLING block!

  323. What a clever introduction to your precious block!
    Hope i get to use that thread.

  324. Sherrell on February 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm said:

    I have heard so much about this thread. Would love to win so I can try it out!

  325. Jamie Todhunter on February 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm said:

    I love the pinwheels and bright spring colors. Thank you for sharing your talents during this blog hop. It is fun checking everyone’s letters out and I is a really neat letter.

  326. I haven’t tried Aurifil thread yet but I will soon. Thanks for your Spring block.

  327. julie westbroek on February 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm said:

    Love the reminder that spring will come with all the spring cheer.

  328. Georgette Mitchell on February 23, 2011 at 11:33 pm said:

    What a gorgeous block with nice spring time colors. I love hand embroidery. Thank you for sharing with us.

  329. Sally Signore on February 23, 2011 at 11:44 pm said:

    Your combination of piecing and handwork is what makes your block special, Anna…..something for everyone. I’m already an Aurifil fan so I couldn’t be happier about the Hop and I of course would also love to win something.

  330. Anna, I love your Spring block. Your embroidery is just beautiful, and so evocative of Spring. I’ve not tried the Aurifil thread, but you and Kathy sure make it sound ideal. ;)

  331. I love Aurifil thread…just finished a quilt top tonight using Aurifil that I bought at Quilt Festival in Houston last year. I would love to win more! Lisa in Texas

  332. What a darling block. Thanks for the giveawy. I rty to buy Aruiful when ever I go quilt shopping.

  333. I’m from “Minnesnowta” and your springy quilt gives me some hope! Aurifil thread would ease the pain, too!!

  334. It is nice to remember that Spring will come. It seems to come and go at will here in Colorado. I need to remember that it will keep coming back several times each year!

  335. nerida curtis on February 24, 2011 at 12:09 am said:

    Just love Aurifil thread, have only tried the 50wt thread so far and love it. hoping to get some other weights as soon as I use up my old reels.


  336. Carol McNab on February 24, 2011 at 12:14 am said:

    Love your block. The embroidery looks really nice. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to try the thread. I would not have thought of using it for embroidery.

  337. What a totally adorable block! Very Springy and just what I needed after this icky winter. Thanks so much!

  338. Jeanette Krebs on February 24, 2011 at 12:30 am said:

    I have used Aurifil thread before and really like it. I love varigated colors and they make some really excellent ones. Love the block also. It gives us such hope for lovely weather around the corner.

  339. Deb Puterbaugh on February 24, 2011 at 12:38 am said:

    “I” for one think you did an awesome job on designing your block being from Wisconsin “I” am ready for spring!!!!

  340. Sorcha girl on February 24, 2011 at 12:40 am said:

    Pinwheels–what an Ideal design for a SprIng block!!
    I’ve enjoyed all the blocks in the blog and hope to sew with some Aurifil thread soon.
    Thanks, Thimbleanna.

    By the way, we LOL when we saw the German Shepard with “boots”.

  341. Your block is a ray of sunshine on yet another wintry day.

    Thanks for the giveaway, and for lifting my spirits.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  342. Limbania on February 24, 2011 at 1:06 am said:

    Thanks for bringing Ideal Images of a soon to come time when beautiful blooms, colors and smells will arrive. Your block Immersed me In lovely spring time.
    Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!!!

  343. Carol Y on February 24, 2011 at 1:19 am said:

    Aurifil is Incredible! Thanks for the embroidery block – I’ve been doing a lot of embroidery lately. Try Cosmo floss – it’s the Aurifil of floss.

  344. what an incredible block!! I have yet to try Auriful Thread for piecing.I have heard so many great things about it! Hopefully I will be using it soon :)

  345. I think it is an incredible block! thanks for the giveaway

  346. Claudia on February 24, 2011 at 2:23 am said:

    Aurifil is my go to thread for quilting.

  347. Connie Tabor on February 24, 2011 at 2:35 am said:

    love the block!

  348. Kathy MacKie on February 24, 2011 at 3:02 am said:

    We usually are enjoying Spring right now but a freak snowstorm has stopped that season right in it’s tracks. But that allows me to spend more time in my sewing roon quilting up a storm (no pun intended). I would dearly love to be sewing with Aurifil thread so here’s hoping!

  349. Thank you for the lovely block!

  350. Hi thank you for the free pattern, and thank you for the chance to win, I have only just started using Aurifil and I love it.

  351. quinta da quilter on February 24, 2011 at 3:35 am said:

    Love spring! Great blog!

  352. Nicole S on February 24, 2011 at 3:50 am said:

    I love your block. Looking forward to warm weather and spring; your block reminds us that spring is on its way. I’m tired of the cold and would you believe it snowed today. This blog hop is convincing me that I need to buy some aurifil thread.

  353. Aud Kirsten Sommerbakk on February 24, 2011 at 4:05 am said:

    Perfect timing for your spring pattern! I use Aurifil tread for all my sewing and the 12 wt is perfect for stitching this spring block!

  354. Lisa Franklin on February 24, 2011 at 5:05 am said:

    Hot dog! A woman after my own heart!

    I don’t care if it ISN’T officially spring according to the calendar, I hereby declare that at my house it is!! Weather in the 70’s, grass is greening up today, dogwood leafing out and so are some of the oaks, new leaves on the roses, I’ve already been sitting in both the swing on the veranda & the one on the front porch, and the mockingbirds are singing their heads off! Check, check, check….check!

    Annnnnnnnnnddddddd, changed the quilt in the master bedroom to a PINK one!!! I was so tired of brown, gold and tan that I could spit!!

    So, I don’t know about where you are, but it’s spring at my house!!

    And Aurifil thread is great, too!

    Lisa in Louisiana

  355. I love embroidery and patchwork …. your block is lovely!

    Really enjoying this blog hop, it’s a fun way to find new blogs.

    Thanks for the chance to win some of this wonderful thread.

  356. What a pretty block! Love it!!

  357. Katherine Hawkes on February 24, 2011 at 6:17 am said:

    This is just so much fun. Can’t wait to get started on these blocks!

  358. WandaFish on February 24, 2011 at 6:31 am said:

    What a cheerful block – ideal to remind us that Spring is coming!
    The more I hear about Aurifil thread, the more I want to try it – it sounds the ideal thread for so many sewing tasks (except embroidery, lol).
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  359. Wow, what a beautiful Block.

  360. Those colors are just so bright and cheery your block is wonderful I love pinwheels, and a chance to win the threads to, great. Linda

  361. Wow, what a gorgeous spring-y block. And I’m so loving what I am reading about the thread!

  362. Thank you for sharing this pretty block – i love it!! Please count me in to win these threads, I have never tried this brand before.

  363. Mary Jo Olson on February 24, 2011 at 8:25 am said:

    have been usIng thIs thread for a whIle.
    Really lIke It. love the colors and I would love to wIn.

  364. Cute block, and I think we are all anxious for spring to come, I know I sure am, it’s been a long cold cold winter here in Saskatchewan.
    I’ve been using Aurifil Thread for a couple of years, it is really nice!!

  365. Sandy N. on February 24, 2011 at 8:52 am said:

    Such a pretty block! Thanks for sharing!=)

  366. Your block is Idyllic – and very lovely. Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for the chance to get some Aurifil thread!

  367. I would love to win some wonderful aurifil thread.

  368. Tiffany on February 24, 2011 at 9:01 am said:

    Great job on the embroidery!

  369. I’m loving your new header on the blog! The dog with his little thimble booties is adorable! I would love the opportunity to give the aurifil a try, thanx for the chance!

  370. Elana Schachter on February 24, 2011 at 9:36 am said:

    I would love to win the Aurifil sampler. It is really hard to get good thread here in Israel.


  371. your block is so cute! I can’t wait to start sewing it! And I too love Auriful thread!

  372. Kandy Garrett on February 24, 2011 at 9:49 am said:

    What a pretty block, this is going to be a wonderful, happy quilt~~thank you & Aurifil!

  373. Maureen on February 24, 2011 at 9:52 am said:

    Lovely fabric and hopeful block. As I look out at feet of snow, I wonder if spring will come!!
    Awesome thread collection.

  374. I have not used the Aurifil thread yet. I guess I am in the dark. Your block is lovely.

  375. After our last storm, I’m really yearning for SPRING now. Love your block.

  376. I can’t wait to see this finished quilt !
    I love your embroidery AND I LOVE AURIFIL!

  377. Beautiful and makes everyone wish for spring, or at least less snow! Thanks for hosting and creating.

  378. Love the block and it includes my favorite – some hand work! Spring is just around the corner hopefully. I have not used the thread as of yet, either, but what a wonderful chance to receive some. Thanks to you and the others!

  379. Spring will come? Really? SOON, I hope!

  380. Blogs and Block? This is FUN!

  381. Linda Erickson on February 24, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

    I’d love to win but am unable to download the block. So sorry…..

  382. You are so funny! So happy to stumble upon this Hop and find your blog. Love the cast of characters line-up.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  383. I love your block, it is so “Springy”! It is ingenious! This is a fun blog hop. I’ve learned about new blogs and received great tips and the patterns are wonderful.

  384. I love your blog and I love your message in your beautiful block. Aurifil thread is Ideal! I’ve used it for years and love the ideal colors it comes in. I need more colors and hope i win.

  385. I would love to win. I am dying looking at these gorgeous blocks too!

  386. Beverly Atkins on February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am said:

    Can this thread be as wonderful as everyone says? I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for a chance.

  387. I love Aurifil too! Thanks for sharing!

  388. Adorable block – I’m loving the pinwheels and the springy colors! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  389. I love your block! I have a new found love a pinwheels. And embroidery intimidates me, but it’s so lovely!

  390. Lovely block – pinwheels are so cheerful.

  391. I love your mix of Stitchery and piecing In your block. Another I! “Included”. Everyone wants to be that. Hope I’m one of the lucky ones included in the winner’s list.

  392. Fabulous block! This just screams SPRING! thank you so much!

  393. Lori Morton on February 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

    OH!!!! LOVE your SPRING block!!! AWESOME!!

    Thanks for sharing, and for chance to win Aurifil thread!!! Also, LOVE your Site!! Wow! It’s full of great stuff!! Even recipes!! Have Bookmarked your Site, & will come back & visit longer for sure! :)

  394. I love your block pattern…I am really excited to try Aurifil thread as it is not that common in Alberta Canada where I live.. I have to order it or drive 4 hours to purchase it.. I have heard its INCREDIBLE

  395. Your block is VERY cute! What a fun giveaway.

  396. sandra parsons on February 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm said:

    Lovely block pattern and the stitchery is so sweet.
    Great giveaway, too. :)

  397. I’ve been using Aurifil for years now, but I never went to their website! I didn’t know they had so many other types of thread. I can’t wait to try different ones. Fun! Did you use Aurifil for the embroidery? Have you ever tried their embroidery floss?

  398. Lisa England on February 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm said:

    Your block is beautiful. I share your hope that spring will arrive SOON.

  399. thanks for the giveaway!

  400. Adorable block, makes me long for springtime!

  401. I love your block! Nice and springy looking! This has been a fun hop, too!

  402. Constance on February 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm said:

    Just started quilting again, after a few years hiatus, and just discovered Aurafil threads. Thanks so much for hosting the blog hop and giveaway!

  403. Thanks for the giveaway, I’m so excited to get started on these blocks, they are so cheerful.

  404. Heather on February 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm said:

    Wow your block is cool. I’d love to try the Aurafil, I’m hearing such good things about it.

  405. Jansie Martin on February 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm said:

    Beautiful block! Thanks for the chance to win. Definitely going to be trying some Aurifil, regardless!

  406. Cute thimble boots on the pooch! Love your block and cannot wait to try the Aurifil thread. It sounds outstanding.

  407. Melanie Moraites on February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm said:

    Your block is adorable! I’ve never used Aurifil for I’ve not heard of it until this blog hop. Thanks for sharing so much about the Ideal thread and for the giveaway.

  408. I absolutely love your quilt block. The colors are wonderful and it is sooo springy.

  409. Love Aurifil thread and want more! Please let me win.

  410. Virginia on February 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm said:

    Aurifil – like you it’s my ideal thread.

  411. What beautiful thread – the colors are yummy! And I just love blog hops – so many wonderful ideas! Thanks everyone.

  412. ‘I’ figure if ‘I’ try one more time, ‘I’ just might win something from you! As usual, your blog is beautiful today.

  413. I am going to recommend you try AurIfIl’s 12/2 thread Instead of embroIdery floss. All the IncredIble colors of AurIfIl’s Mako, and no plyIng Involved. StItches are smooth and shIny, too. Thank you for the block. I’m catching up, fInally. ouch – capItalIzing all the Is is trIcky!

  414. Pat Bandura on February 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm said:

    Love your spring block and I love aurifil thread. once what is currently purchased of other brands is gone aurifil will be the onlythread I use

  415. Robin Brown on February 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm said:

    Warm weather does come – I know – I just came back from having fun with my 4 sisters in Hawaii, oh it was wonderful – we got in the pool or ocean every day and all the islanders kept saying “it’s winter”. Still felt good to a woman with hot flashes 90% of the time. That’s what I did most of the time – embroidering! I needed a change from knitting and whipped up a few small gifts while I was there. As always, love your quilting/embroidering and knitting. You found new strings…ooooh pretty. i’ll have to give them a try. 6 string floss gets sucky after you’ve used pretty 1 string, So easy….
    Hope you are well sweet lady- love ya

  416. Yvonne Kleinhans on February 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

    We are below zero today. Good day to sew -send thread please.

  417. Robin Brown on February 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm said:

    I know it’s late, but I think your dog might get bunions from wearing his thimbles too tight.

  418. love the spring block with the embroidery…so cute!

  419. shannon on February 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

    The best part about the blog hop is getting a chance to read new blogs, love it. Thanks for the chance to Win!

  420. I love spring!! I think it is time for spring to happen here. Great block!

  421. Love the spring!

  422. Muireann on February 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm said:

    Great post :) These threads look amazing, and yes incredible!

  423. I love the spring

  424. Aurifil is ideal. Thank you for your sweet block. I’m looking forward to spring too.

  425. I’ve never used this thread before but it sure looks wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  426. I have never used this thread looking forward to it. I am waiting for spring it wiil come some time. Thanks for the giveaway.

  427. I love your block. I will definitely try this thread. Spring spring…where are you??

  428. I have never tried this thread and would love to win!

  429. Love Aurifil. Love your block, too. Might be my favorite!

  430. Suzanne on February 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm said:

    I love aurifil although I have to go to a quilt show to get some — hopefully I can win some. I love your block — we need a bit of spring about now.

  431. Love your block! I’ve been a fan of Aurifil thread for years! Thanks for the giveaway.

  432. Love your block and can’t wait to try the thread. Thanks for the giveaway!

  433. Have only tried the 50 wt Aurifil and would love to try the others. Thanks for the chance!

  434. That is an awesome block. I especially love the hand embroidery! What a great ides!

  435. I’m in – and intensely intrigued by the iridescent Aurifil!

    After spending the morning in the Melbourne, FL sunshine, I’m ready for Spring, and its colors! Now I’m home in the Virginia drizzle. Your block is the perfect medicine for the I-want-to-stay-in-Florida blues!

  436. Rita Goshorn on February 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm said:

    incredible! a chance to win aurifil! would really like to try this thread — 50wt is the perfect thread for piecing spring always comes!

  437. I like your block. And the embroidery. I want spring. It seems far away when it’s -10* and there’s lots of snow.


  438. Lynn D in NC on February 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm said:

    I am so hoping you pick me…please, please, please. Love Aurifil and would love to win more.

  439. I’d really like to win because I want to try Aurifil thread! I like the pinwheels on your block too. Thanks!

  440. What up my sista? Our sister wife introduced me to Aurifil thread, now I’m hooked! I found some red Aurifil that’s 30 wt (I think?) that I use for red work. It’s awesome! As are you and your wonderful blog. xoxo p.s. I’m in love and inspired by your blue socks!!

  441. I’m like you and had to check out the website..

    This is such a great post, thanks for sharing..

    Jodie :)

  442. Gretchen on February 24, 2011 at 11:25 pm said:

    I am glad for this little hop because it’s introducing me to several fun blogs. (Yes, I’m a little behind the times.) I really like the embroidery on this block.

  443. Anne Marie on February 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm said:

    I so love Aurifil thread and tell everyone about it…nag them to try it! Thanks for such a good giveaway. Love your blog.

  444. I think the dog with the thimbles on his feet is so cute. Thank you for a cute block and for participating in this hop.

  445. bruinbr on February 25, 2011 at 3:58 am said:

    I am loving visiting everyone’s blogs and seeing these beautiful blocks and the creative ways everyone is using their letter :)

  446. Incredible! I really need to learn more about thread weights. Thanks for the cute block too.

  447. Jessica on February 25, 2011 at 4:33 am said:

    I love the quilt block, the embroidery is beautiful.

  448. I love the block! Also, I have used Aurifil for years, it is my favorite thread ever……

  449. I love pinwheels and I love your block! The embroidery adds a nice touch. I’ve used the heaviest Aurafil thread for redwork and it works beautifully.

  450. Your block is perfect! Spring is my favorite season of all! Love all the rebirth!

    Please include me in the drawing for some awesome thread!

  451. I really love Aurifil thread. It is the perfect quiltmaking thread. Thanks for the chance to win some! Cute block!!

  452. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome looking thread!

  453. Thanks for a chance to win!

  454. Such a cute block…thanks for the pattern!

  455. Love the block thank you for this opportunity.

  456. I am so so glad that you finally tried Aurifil! I have been using it for years and LOVE it! Wait until you find out how long a spool lasts – thrIfty! Ingenious! Love your block too!

  457. Marg McCulloch on February 25, 2011 at 9:39 am said:

    I love your spring block! We could sure use some of that optimism in Alberta right now too. I love the Aurifil thread, Pat converted me a long time ago, and the hop is so much fun. I’d love to win some thread.

  458. Janice m on February 25, 2011 at 9:44 am said:

    Super cute block!

  459. I love your new doggie header!
    That box of thread looks delicious!!
    The spring block is lovely, as are you stitches

  460. I totally love Aurifil Threads! They are great to work with either on the machine or by hand and I have been sewing with them for a few years. I’d love to win the threads :)

    I love your spring block! It is adorable!!!

  461. KAREN MASON on February 25, 2011 at 10:00 am said:

    I love the block and I can’t wait for Spring

  462. Brigitte on February 25, 2011 at 10:04 am said:

    I thank “I“ for the nIce and lovely quIltblock and for the chance to wIn my favorIte thread: AurIfIl It would be Ideal to win

  463. I love the block! Thanks for the chance to win!

  464. oh, anna, you are a funny one!

    i recently used some Aurifil thread to machine quilt a quilt and i almost didn’t know what to do with all the extra time i had leftover because i didn’t have to waste time struggling with my thread!!! it’s good stuff, isn’t it???

  465. i love the winter’ but alsow waiting for the spring. I love the block you did for the spring and Thanks for the chance to win!

  466. love the block your posted, I wish I had the patience to hand embroider

  467. ooo yummeee, stitcheries!!!!!! You’ve won me!!!! So pretty …thanks for sharing it and for the chance to win some lovelies!!!
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

  468. Patty Ojeda on February 25, 2011 at 10:46 am said:

    I love your block but I need the thread to complete it! (Wink, Wink!) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Thanks for sharing your block!

  469. I cold. It’s minus 50 here!
    : )

    I need thread.

    Please enter I into the draw. : )

  470. Christine Carter on February 25, 2011 at 10:58 am said:

    Thank you for the darling “Spring is forever” block. I have a passion for miniatures and this will be beautiful in the Arifil blog hop quilt. I love Aurifil thread. I fills most every need of a quilter.

  471. I Love Aurifil thread too! We have so much in common we could be twins, which is why you should send me the goodies!

  472. Carolyn J on February 25, 2011 at 11:04 am said:

    Aurifil is the greatest and best thread. Love it for piecing but winning some colours other than my neutrals would be awesome.

  473. Love your block. Aurifil thread is great and I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  474. Sweet lil block, great job embroidering center sqr and such an entertaining note to put our attention right on that INCREDIBLE *i word* thread.

  475. Thanks for the block and the chance to win.

  476. Nancy Gadbois on February 25, 2011 at 11:26 am said:

    I love your block! Spring is my favorite season. I am anxious to try Aurifil thread.

  477. Sweet, so many ideas, such talent, way to go!

  478. Many thanks for the pattern. I would love a chance to use the thread in my sewing and quilting.

  479. those thread colors are absolutely beautiful. can’t wait to try some aurifil thread!

  480. Thanks for the lovely spring block and for offering this thread giveaway.

  481. Love the quilt block. Can’t wait to try it. Would love a chance to win the thread! Thanks.

  482. Love your block!! Love pinwheels anyway! Plus I scrolled down and see that you participated in Randi’s recipe box! I made my first quilt in Randi’s Pinwheel tutorial! I’ll have to come back here; this is my first visit to your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  483. I have heard great things about this thread. Would love to be the winner! Your spring block is so “refreshing”

  484. Aurifil really is the ideal thread! Thanks for the chance!

  485. I really like your block pattern! Gotta try this thread!

  486. jay martin on February 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm said:

    Very cute block!

  487. what a great block. I’m soooo looking forward to spring.

  488. Kathy Fey on February 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

    I Love your ideal block!

  489. virginia on February 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm said:

    love your block, love aurifil thread. great blog

  490. I love Aurifil thread, just wish I could find it locally. I use 50 wt for machine piecing and a heavier wt. for hand piecing. Thanks for the chance to win some thread and the block pattern.

  491. Oooh! Pinwheels. That’s a sweet one for spring quilting!

  492. SewLindaAnn on February 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

    I don’t think you missed any I’s – great words to represent! I love Aurifil!

  493. I LOVE aurifil thread. One can never have too much!

  494. I love your block with Spring, I hope we geth soon Spring

  495. I love Aurifil thread! My favorite.

  496. I have not trIed aurIfIl threads but I am anxIous to do so!

  497. Kimberly R. on February 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm said:

    I’d love to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks :)

  498. Such a sweet block – no matter where we live the promise of spring is wonderful. I live in California and am longing for spring – this has been a cold winter for us left coast weenies!

  499. Neat quilt block – perfect for spring. Now to add this to the long list of things I want to make this year … :)

  500. Love your block, so cute! thanks for being a part of this event!

  501. Beth Anderson on February 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm said:

    I love Aurifil on my Gammill longarm machine. It sews soo smoothly

  502. Isn’t it nice that spring always comes. Such a pretty block. I love pinwheels.

  503. Great block! Thanks for the info. :) I love aurifil!

  504. I love all this information I’m learning about thread!!!!! Hey, I almost missed the thimbles until I spotted them!!!

  505. Martine Van de Putte on February 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

    I love the stitchery!!! It’s always nice to work with Aurifil!!!

  506. Jenn Vallimont on February 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

    I just love this fun block. Can’t wait to try it out!

  507. I love your pinwheels! =) Thanks for sharing! And thanks for taking part!!

  508. Sue Liebold on February 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm said:

    I was just counting my saved Blog hop blocks and I was missing two. Yours was one of them!!! I so glad I figured it out as I love this sweet little embroidered block. Thanks so much and I hope I win the thread to try.

  509. ‘I’ hope ‘I’m’ lucky enough to win some ‘Incredible’ Aurifil !! Cute block!

  510. Beth Anderson on February 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm said:

    Great thread

  511. Such pretty thread, I know whoever wins it will definitely be using the best!

  512. Elizabeth on February 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm said:

    The past several days have looked like Spring, even with the morning showers here today. Your block is great.

  513. I haven’t done hand embroidery in years, but your block has encouraged me to do it. Now, to get my hands on some Aurifil to use on it!

  514. What a gorgeous block – very springlike! Would be perfect for my little “I”sabella!

  515. A Garden of Threads on February 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm said:

    Love, Love your block pattern. This is my first visit to your blog. It is wonderful. I use Aurifil for all my quilting.

  516. Your block makes my heart smile! Thanks!

  517. Lynn Naughton on February 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm said:

    Sorrry counld’nt help myself.

  518. Okay I heard of this thread from Kathy. You know I do NOT quilt but still use thread a lot. So I have my fingers crossed!! Clarice

  519. This is great thread. I had heard all about it and only recently tried it.

  520. Heather Rourke on February 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

    What a pretty, pretty block! I don’t embroIder, but I think I can get a frIend to do this for me, and she does beautIful work. It is -33 C in Calgary today, and spring feels far, far away, so this is a great pick-me-up! Aurifil thread has become my new favourite to use, and I would love to have a pack to play with!

  521. I love cutting and piecing.
    I love stitching.
    I love quilting.
    I lobe blog hops.
    I love your block.

  522. That is an awesome block – I love piecing blocks with embroidery thrown in.

    What an awesome giveaway – we all love Aurifil Thread – what wonderful lucious colors. Thanks JCnNC

  523. Barbara on February 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm said:


  524. I love the Spring block! It’s hard to believe that Spring really is on its way, but I’m hopeful ;)

  525. gorgeous block – thanks!

  526. RoseMary on February 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm said:

    Thank YOu for sharing and what a great block.

  527. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I love Aurifil thread!

  528. Your block is so pretty. P is for perfect, perfect stitches with Aurifil

  529. “I” love your block!! It really does make me think spring too.

  530. What a sweet block! thank you.

  531. Carol in E TN on February 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm said:

    Your block sure says Spring! I am waiting for spring to show up, although I did see my first robin today!!!

  532. what a beautiful block, certainly Inspriational, and the threads certainly look fab also!

  533. Your block is lovely.

  534. Magginkat on February 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm said:

    What fun…….great blocks and thread too

  535. this is the one I like the best.

  536. Finally some stitching among the pieced blocks. I sometimes use 12w for stitching. Did you know that? It’s great and easy. Wouldn’t mind to fill up my thread box with some more threads.

  537. I love Aurifill but don’t have a lot a win would be lovely !

  538. I love the hand embroIdery In the center of your block. Lookd great.

  539. I love the hand embroIdery In the center of your block. Looks great.

  540. You are right, Ideal is a great word for the Aurifil thread. I’m hooked1

  541. Leena Salleh on February 25, 2011 at 6:25 pm said:

    I love your center block…dang cute! And lemme guess…they are Aurifil…hehehehe

    Thanks for the block….


  542. Incredible block! Ideal for your letter. An inspiring idea!

  543. a lovely block to make. i really do love piecing with aurifil.

  544. OOHHH, pinwheels. I do like pinwheels. Altho I will be “lazy” and do the embroidery with my sewing maching.

  545. Thanks for participating in the Aurifil blog hop….great idea and gets us novice quilters hope for learning and doing.

  546. thanks for the block and would love to win the thread

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  547. Susan Brooks on February 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm said:

    Love your block. I always need thread!

  548. Jennifer Ward on February 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm said:

    What a whimsical Block I just love it!

  549. Thank you for the great block. I hope to be able to make all nine. Course I need the colors hehe. I love Aurfil threads, always looking to add another one.

  550. Cynthia Lynn on February 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm said:

    I’m incredibly interested in this thread. Nice block, too.

    Thanks –

  551. Love your block and would love to win Aurifil thread! Applique is so relaxing and to have embroidery with it is the frosting on the cupcake!


  552. What a pretty block! I keep hoping spring will come, too. But… just more snow/

  553. Wow! I love your Spring Block. It’s precious. I would enjoy winning the Aurifil 5-pack thread!


  555. Wendy Scott on February 25, 2011 at 8:45 pm said:

    WOW your blog has the most comments that I have seen for this blg hop. Your block is very cute. I hope I am not to late.

  556. it IS a pretty spring block! and, even though you prefer the snow, it will be lovely to see some colors other than white (or, in my case, BROWN – i think you got all of our snow this year) when spring finally decides to show up

  557. Your block is cute, I love pinwheels. I’ve never tried the Aurifil thread, I guess I’m going to have to give it a go.

  558. Thank you for the opportunity to win the thread kit and for posting instructions to make your lovely block. Cute embroidery!

  559. I just tried Aurifil thread last weekend for the first time, and absolutely love it! Please count me in on the drawings!

  560. Beautiful block – spring has to come soon!
    Aurifil is my favorite thread too.

  561. Your spring block is lovely and the threads are awesome – aurifil does such a nice job – very little breakage. Have a great weekend.

  562. What a lovely block. Would love a chance to win.

  563. Great block for spring! Thanks for the block and the chance to win some wonderful Aurifil. A girl can never have too much of it!

  564. Teddi Munslow on February 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm said:

    loving this blog hop…thank you

  565. Sandra Aiken on February 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm said:

    Love your spring block, and love the Aurifil thread

  566. Hi, Anna! Your block is beatifull! Thank you for the opportunity to win the thread kit! is the week of my birthday, would be a great gift to win the kit! Hugs!

  567. Paula Coleman on February 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm said:

    What a sweet, sweet, sweet block. I just love it! Thanks for the blog hop and letting everyone participate. I would love to try the Aurifil threads.

  568. Love your block and I also love your socks!! I just finished a pair myself.

    Thanks for this blog hop.

  569. I would love to win some of this Aurifil thread in colors so beautiful as to melt the ICE in all the parts of the country still chilled to the bone. Here’s hoping!

  570. I seriously can’t wait to try Aurifil for hand piecing. Everything I’m reading tells me it’s heaven to work with. I hope I win some of it. Thank you for the block. I have a quilt top I pieced that I’m going to embroider things on to and it just reminded me to get it out and get on with it.

  571. Kathlene on February 26, 2011 at 12:50 am said:

    Such a sweet design. And I love anything SPRING.

  572. I love Aurifil thread and must admit that I am biased. I have been the Aurifil distributor in Australia & New Zealand for 10 years.

    Next time you are adding some hand embroidery to a block try the Cotton Mako 12. It is so much easier to stitch with than traditional stranded or perle embroidery thread.

  573. lovely block and lovely thread

  574. Oh, dear Anna! I’ve been playing catch-up on your blog. Oy, working is getting the better of me. :( So, here’s my thoughts:
    Hot dogs with spaghetti? Brilliant! Only I’m slightly disturbed that the only thing I can think of to serve it with is maple syrup.
    Socks? Oh, my gosh! Amazing! I want to learn how to knit socks. I wish we lived closer.
    Teriyaki steak? Your photos make me wish that I liked it. But, alas, I just don’t.
    Aurifil? L.O.V.E. that thread. We have an Aurifil club at the shop- buy 8 get one free. I am quickly on my way to that free spool! lol
    There, now I’m all caught up- for now. It’s a month away from shop hop and I am up to my ears getting ready! We’re a greenhouse this year. You’d of thought that would have been easy-peasy. Not.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend, sweet friend!
    Also, you need to go get the new Adele cd, 21, at Target. Trust me.

  575. Your block is Incredible! I love the stitchery in the middle.

  576. Maureen Ciemian on February 26, 2011 at 9:35 am said:

    What a fun block! I love it! Thanks so much for participating in the Aurifil blog hop. I just love Aurifil thread and I use it for quilting and piecing.

  577. I just hopped by to say “Hello” and see what you’re up to… and there were already 576 comments! And I just wanted to tell you how much I love your embroidered square. As I don’t make quilts, I might try making one to frame. Wouldn’t that be sweet framed? A fun project while I watch the Oscars tomorrow night.

    We’ve been getting snow almost every day. Good thing Otter-the-dog loves to play in the snow!

  578. Lisa Garrett on February 26, 2011 at 10:13 am said:

    I love the word incredible! I am so glad I found your blog. Your work is beautiful. I am now a new follower. Thank you!

  579. What a beautiful block! It gives me hope on this gray day.

  580. nancy in IN on February 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

    Love the block. I could have gotten the embroidery done while I am traveling. I will copy once I get home. Thanks

  581. nancy in IN on February 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

    Love the block. I could have gotten the embroidery done while I am traveling. I will copy once I get home. Thanks

    I put in email address wrong for the one above.

  582. Thank you for the Spring reminder–we just got 4 more inches of snow. It will come!

  583. Ariel Gimlin on February 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm said:

    I love this thread. I borrowed some from my mom while piecing a quilt and now I am hooked. Love your block :)

  584. Such a sweet little stitchery! I’d rather look at that than out my window today … brrr.

  585. jeanettesquiltin on February 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm said:

    A really Cute Block; Thanks for the opportunity

  586. Margaret C. on February 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm said:

    I will immerse myself in spring fabrics … the blog hop by Aurifil is so inpsiring! :)

  587. Laura Davis on February 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm said:

    Great project!

  588. Melissa H on March 1, 2011 at 2:46 am said:

    Gorgeous block! It’s that time of year we are all longing for sunshine and flowers, good thing we can hold off by making our own with fabric and thread :)

  589. Mary Ehrhardt on March 2, 2011 at 9:56 am said:

    Oh how cute!!! I’m just getting started in quilting, so it’s so nice to find out about this thread. I used a C&C quilting thread on my first project and it was way too thick. I hope I win this starter pack!!

  590. goormacoode on March 3, 2011 at 6:42 pm said:

    Hello. And Bye.

  591. Cool Giveaway! And I love your block. I need to try my hand at hand embroidery…

  592. Diane D. on March 10, 2011 at 10:55 am said:

    I love your Spring block! I have never considered embroidery in my quilt blocks; looks like it’s time to try it! Thanks for giving me an idea.

    I don’t know anything about Aurifil thread. Is it good for any type of sewing? Or is it specifically made for embroidery?

  593. Barbara J on March 10, 2011 at 11:25 am said:

    I love the quilt block. Reminds me of spring pin wheels and wind mills. The bright and cheery colors are awesome.

  594. Jacki F on March 10, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

    I love Aurifl thread.

  595. OMG! What yummy colors in your embroidery and thread your giving away. This is always such a depressing time of year for me. Color IS therapy!

  596. Linda H on March 10, 2011 at 11:45 am said:

    Love your block! Can’t wait to try it, altho I don’t embroider. I love Aurifil thread, also. Didn’t know there were so many colors tho. My local shop only has black and white! Will have tell them to order others.

  597. Betty Breckheimer on March 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm said:

    I printed your Spring always comes block.. just hope if i make this block spring will come faster. it is a cheer me up one.Thanks

  598. Aurafil is IDEAL! I love it for piecing and I love your spring block!

  599. Christy L on March 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

    Love your embroidery! Do you draw it on your fabric first, or is it freehand? This definitely gives me ideas the baby quilts I will be starting soon. Thanks!

  600. Claudia French on March 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm said:

    I love the look of the embroidery in your block. Is Aurifil also good for quilting? Would love to have some to try, we don’t have it here yet.

  601. Coralee R on March 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm said:

    Awesome….industrious! illuminating, inspiring, I’ve been aurifil thread for some time now and love it! I’m glad i found your blog…imagine on Facebook!

  602. So there is hope! Spring is actually going to come? Still lots of snow here in Canada, that’s for sure! Very pretty block…I love the colours. I’ve only been quilting for a couple of years, but I decided about a year ago that Aurifil thread is definitely my favourite…no problems when I use Aurifil! … and the thread set would sure help, since I really don’t have much of a stash yet… I can only dream…about the thread and of SPRING!!!

  603. Crystal D on March 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm said:

    I absolutely love using the Aurifil thread for my piecing. Your block makes me long for spring. :) We just hand embroided a quilt for my niece. Fun stuff! A whole box of Aurifil thread would be awesome.

  604. Rebekah on March 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm said:

    I really like the quilt. My brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy in July and I’ve been trying to think of a baby quilt I could make for them. Your spring quilt gave me an idea of a quilt for them, instead of the spring in the center block, I can embroider the baby’s name, birthday and statistics in it, then make the pin wheels around it. I’m pretty new to quilting but it looks simple enough that I can do it. Thank you.

  605. Carol Helmlinger on March 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm said:

    Winter is almost over,
    the snow
    the ice
    the cold
    the grey skys
    the barren trees

    Spring is on it’s way
    the gentle warming of the earth
    the longer days
    the warm breezes
    the buds on the trees
    the spring flowers
    CLH 3/26/94

  606. Cathy on March 11, 2011 at 7:09 am said:

    I love Aurifil thread, and my Janome likes it too! A little harder to find in my area. The spring block is cute too, might have to add that to my “to do list” !

  607. Judith D. on March 11, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

    Heard so much about this thread! Wish I could get it locally. It sounds perfect!

  608. Neat block. I think we are all ready for spring.

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