part 1: “more than 5 colors” Aurifil Artisan challenge—Makers’ Manifesto quilts

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 to see the other project.

making a statement with beautiful solids.

I teamed up with my friends at Art Gallery Fabrics to design two statement quilts, using the foundation paper piecing version (to be released in early 2020) of my Typecast alphabet pattern. The quilts debuted at Fall Quilt Market 2019 in Art Gallery Fabrics’ booth. I pieced and quilted the first of two quilts with a beautiful ombre of coral to magenta colors from Art Gallery’s PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. How delicious is this color palette?!?!?
Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids

The quilt incorporates Art Gallery PURE Solids and corresponding Aurifil cotton thread:
• fabric—Creme de la Creme | Aurifil 2310 (Light Beige)
• fabric—Grapefruit | Aurifil 2420 (Blush)
• fabric— Coral Reef | Aurifil 2220 (Light Salmon)
• fabric—Flamingo | Aurifil 2530 (Blossom Pink)
• fabric— Raspberry | Aurifil 4020 (Fuchsia)
• fabric — Very Berry | Aurifil 2535 (Magenta)

Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread
Makers' Manifest made by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio made with Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread

To make the type be the superstar of the quilt, I outlined the inside edge of each letter, matching the thread color to the fabric color with a stitch length of 2.5. I then quilted horizontal straight lines, reminiscent of a letter board, 1″ apart using a stitch length of 3.5, with my Janome 6700P.
detail of Makers' Manifesto quilt made with Typecast foundation paper piecing pattern by Whole Circle Studio, with Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. Shown at International Quilt Market 2019 in Houston. detail of Makers' Manifesto quilt made with Typecast foundation paper piecing pattern by Whole Circle Studio, with Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. Shown at International Quilt Market 2019 in Houston.

Makers' Manifesto quilt made with Typecast foundation paper piecing pattern by Whole Circle Studio, with Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. Shown at International Quilt Market 2019 in Houston.

Makers’ Manifesto debut

Makers’ Manifest debuted in the Art Gallery Fabrics booth at Fall International Quilt Market 2019. Special thanks to Jenny Meeker (@jennynaultmeeker) for piecing the “We are a Community” quilt in the beautiful yellow and mustard palette.

Makers' Manifesto quilt made with Typecast foundation paper piecing pattern by Whole Circle Studio, with Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. Shown at International Quilt Market 2019 in Houston. Makers' Manifesto quilt made with Typecast foundation paper piecing pattern by Whole Circle Studio, with Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids and Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. Shown at International Quilt Market 2019 in Houston.

What do you want to say?

Head on over to my shop to get your own Typecast Complete EPP Paper Pack & Pattern Guide and start making your own letters and words using English Paper Piecing techniques. Not into handwork? I’m excited to introduce Typecast as a Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern in early 2020. Want to be the first to know when it’s available? Subscribe to my newsletter, Three Things Thursday, to get studio updates, quilting tips and links to awesome things.

Go make something great,


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