Indigo Threads

A little bit about the Thread collection.
Drawing inspiration from the colors of her collection of blue transferware, Wendy Sheppard’s Indigo includes 5 spools each of 50wt and Aurifloss so that makers will have everything needed for regular sewing and hand- stitching projects. Wendy uses 50wt for piecing and quilting her quilts, as well as for hand appliqué. It was love at first sight when Wendy discovered Aurifloss, which she uses for cross-stitching, smocking, and hand embroidery. The legendary minimal lint feature which goes for all of Aurifil’s threads, including the embroidery floss, has been a true game changer in Wendy’s needle-and-thread pursuits. Collection Details: 5 Small Spools Floss: 4644, 4140, 2815, 5008, 2805 5 Small Spools 50wt: 4140, 2815, 5008, 2805, 2310. Thread box Stock # can be ordered from your favorite retailer. Just ask for Indigo Collection
WS5030WGI10 Aurifil

I have had the pleasure of working with Wendy Sheppard on several projects including her latest series, NORFOLK which is published in each issue of Quilter’s World. 

I didn’t really do anything on the project other than getting the fabric to her. I knew then she loved blue, and she had talked about an upcoming thread box. So when I was invited to be a part of her event with Aurifil threads I had to say, HECK YES. 


I just had to choose Nantucket Summer by Camille Roskelley for my project (s). The fabrics have so many yummy blues that were a perfect fit for the thread collection. Which came first the thread of the fabric? In this case the thread, then I picked the fabric.

Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects, but I also wanted to share a tip about picking thread. Most often the thread looks completely different on a spool instead of what it will look like stitched into your project. I like to unwrap the spools and drape them across the fabric. Both of these colors matched nicely, but the end result would be completely different. One is brighter and more graphic, one is muted and will disappear into the fabric. Visit  Aurifil’s blog, May 5th to see what color I chose.

The following people we will be sharing how they used the threads and share a project with you.

You can find all the details on Aurifil’s blog, May 4-6, 2022.

May 4th-

Susan Ache  @yardgrl60

Pat Sloan. @quilterpatsloan

May 5th-

Carol Inglis @caroling55

Me- Lissa Alexander @modalissa

May 6th

Wendy Sheppard  @ivory_spring

Karen Miller @redbirdquiltco

Happy Stitching,

-modalissa

One comment

  1. Lissa, thank you for the lovely blog post! And thank you for being such a wonderful force in the quilting community. I am so tickled you are part of the thread hop!!

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