You have to see the many colorful heads of Alex by Hadley. Ohmygosh!!
I had a fun creating two very colorful collections, one based on vintage surfer posters
|Aurifil #s Top Row: 1158, 4093, 2810, 5005, 2845, 2860, Bottom Row: 2270, 2235, 3920, 4150, 5009, 1130|
and one based on the Pantone Spring 2012 palette.
|Aurifil #s Top Row: 1104, 2145, 5003, 2515, 2021, 2610, Bottom Row: 2740, 4020, 2882, 5005, 2340, 2630|
Then I took a shower and I had an urgent, a-ha moment. What if I did win? What would I actually do with all of those colors? Shouldn't I pick thread that I would go out and buy right now and use for all of my projects?
|Aurifil #s Top Row: 2021, Bottom Row: 2000, 2340, 2610, 2630, 2692|
Enter "The Workhorse". These are the thread colors I reach for again and again when quilting. Notice all of the white! I usually use that for piecing and quilting, sometimes grey depending on the project, and every once in a while beige or black.
I panicked a teeny bit because Aurifil is sending me thread based on my selections. You know how choosing colors online can be. Is the white, white? Is the grey, a warm grey or a cool grey?
Luckily, Aurifil is also one of the sponsors for the Zakka Style Sew Along, and I received a color card to play with. As a gut check for myself, I paired up my thread workhorses against my fabric workhorses (I buy these by the bolt when I can). Let's take a look...
|1) Bella White, 2) Bella Snow, 3) Kona Coal, 4) Essex Grey|
|Aurifil #2024 and Bella White by Moda|
|Aurifil # 2310 and Bella Snow by Moda|
|Aurifil #2630 and Kona Coal by Robert Kaufman|
|Aurifil #2606 and Essex in Grey by Robert Kaufman|
My palette was reworked and refined. Here are my thread color choices, final answer. : ) Thank you so so much to Katy, Lynne and of course Mr. Aurifil himself, Alex!!