Remember how I needed more neon basics in order to do the edging on my neon quilt? Well, it was my lucky day and Craftsy was having a big ol’ sale and it turns out they just happened to have a ton of the neon basics on serious discount. Of course I could not resist. I love them. They’re on super sale since they’re discontinuing them but hopefully the folks at Riley Blake will decide to come back out with them or something similar at some point because I totally love them and wish I had found them sooner since I would have gotten more of the solids.
This time I picked up 2 more of the layer cakes, 2 of the jelly rolls (that’s what I’m using to make the binding) and a fat quarter pile. I’ve already got plans for the 2 layer cakes and one of the jelly rolls. I’m sure the fat quarters and other jelly roll are going to burn a hole in my figurative quilt pocket.
I also grabbed some white Aurifil thread since that was on sale and a Dresden template, also on sale. I wanted to try making some Dresden plates for fun.
I had picked up some Aurifil thread when I placed my last order with Hawthorne Threads and used it to make the neon quilt top. I’ve read a bunch about Aurifil thread on a number of quilt blogs and thought, oh, that’s just thread. It actually is super nice to sew with! My stitches look so pretty! So I got a big spool to use for the next few quilts. I realized that I had been using 40 wt and the one I just bought was 50 wt so we’ll see how that goes. I suspect I’ll sewing with the 40 wt more than the 50 but who knows. I do think the 50 wt will be nice for doing my quilt top with the neon since it will blend a bit more.