Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday check in: thread source and batik stars

I am not buying fabric during Lent.  But thread is not fabric!  Someone on an online group recommended  Wawak.   A few clicks later I had an online shopping cart filled with Aurifil thread.  ** $7.95 ** per 1440-yard spool.  That's the everyday price!  The order came within a week.  I am sold!





The batik variable stars are now a flimsy. I made 36 blocks and used 32 of them. It may not look like it, but there is a color arrangement -- warm backgrounds in the center and cooler backgrounds around the perimeter.   (The four blocks I did not use were color combos that didn't fit.) 

 








Crocuses are in bloom!


Warm temps and lots of sunshine this week for my afternoon walks.   The red-winged blackbirds are chorusing.





Dogwood in the sand at Illinois Beach.







Pack ice on Monday.  I haven't been to the lakefront since then but most likely it is all melted. 









This skeleton was on the side of the path -- looks like a fawn.  (Ribs on the left, skull on the right.)   


Linking up with Finished or Not Friday

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?   

9 comments:

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Variable Stars is so lovely!! And yay on great thread!!! What a pretty walk!

Ellie said...

You’ve done it again! The Variable Stars is lovely ! And now you have 4 blocks to add to the orphan pile! 😁 Enjoy the weekend!

Julie in GA said...

I've used Wawak for years as a source for regular sewing/tailoring supplies, but never thought about looking for Aurifil thread there. Thanks for the great tip. They have excellent prices on zippers, elastic, etc.
Love the batik stars quilt!

cityquilter grace said...

stunning batik flimsy...of course! i saw daffodils in bloom today....

sue s said...

Thanks for the Wawak info. Your quilt is pretty!

KaHolly said...

Thanks for the heads up! I checked Wawak out and am sure I’ll be placing an order soon!

Elsie Montgomery said...

OH, nice stars... my favorite blocks are with stars. Thanks for your comment on my yellow flimsy. I think we are all ready for spring by the colors we are using!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the hot tip on that thread supplier, Nann! Congrats on your lovely new quilt top, too.

Cathy said...

You always come up with beautiful settings, and this one is no exception! Just gorgeous! Wow, I just got a large thread order from Connecting Threads, but after checking out WAWAK, I’ll be shopping there from now on. Thanks for the tip!