15 quilts from the Aurifilosophy special exhibit at International Quilt Festival 2019

A few weeks ago I visited the Aurifilosophy—Education for the Love of Thread exhibit, organized by Karen L. Miller and sponsored by Aurifil. This exhibit was part of the quilt show associated with the 2019 International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas. The exhibit included works of more than 13 Aurifilosophers, designers, artisans, and […]

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part 2: “more than 5 colors” Aurifil Artisan challenge—Citrus Slices quilt

detail of Citrus Slices, a fun modern foundation paper piecing quilt pattern. Designed by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio

October brought together two big projects—finishing up two secret projects for Quilt Market collaborations and the Aurifil Artisan October Challenge, using more than 5 colors of thread on one project. Why work on just one project when you can make two? Here is the second big project I finished up in October. Head on over here […]

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cross stitch Aurifil Artisan challenge

Sew Speedy cross stitch pattern, celebrating sewists, stitching and crafts by wholecirclestudio.com

It’s always really fun rediscovering a technique! Thanks to the September Aurifil Artisan challenge—Cross Stitch & Embriodery, I picked up Aurifil floss and did something I haven’t done since I was a kid…. cross stitch! This portable project was perfect to take with me on trips this summer. Inspired by my Sew Speedy pattern and new Sew Speedy magnetic pin & needle minder, I drafted […]

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behind the scenes: the Sun Salutations quilt

Sun Salutations Quilt. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio.

It’s no secret that Hawaii, specifically the Big Island and Kauai, is my most favorite place on earth. {Read more about my obsession with Hawaii and Hawaiian inspired quilts.} If I could pick just one place to live, it would be on the islands. My first visit was in January 2010. Jason and I flew […]

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the making of Sew Speedy quilt

Sew Speedy mini Quilt. Pattern available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

Earlier this year, Christopher Thompson, (aka The Tattooed Quilter) asked if I would make a mini quilt using solids and near solids that complimented his first fabric collection, Blue Carolina. The package of fabrics arrived and I’ll admit that at first I had a difficult time trying to decide what to make. The color palette […]

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