Say Hello to Cleo, Ginger & Peggy!

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Say hello to the newest additions in the family of Butterfly Charm Blocks — Cleo, Ginger and Peggy! These appliqué versions of Nikki’s original paper piecing patterns were designed with Sari’s doodles and are created with a foundation paper pieced body/background and appliqué wings.

They measure 5.5” after piecing and can be used as a 5” finished block or trimmed to 5” for a 4.5” finished square, making them perfect for mixing with 5” charms.

Click here to download the free PDF pattern!

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We created our butterflies using Tula Pink True Colors and our SARIELLA Aurifil thread collection. Though we used a zig zag satin stitch, you can create these blocks with a raw edge appliqué method or any other method you prefer.

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And while we’re on the topic of our Aurifil Thread Collectionwould you like a chance to win a box set for yourself? Aurifil is giving one away to one lucky winner! All you have to do is create a butterfly charm block and share it on Instagtam or through Linky Post for a chance to win!

You can find all the nitty gritty on how to enter on the Auribuzz Blog post here!

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And here’s an example of the ladies in action! This is a Sewing Date Traveler (free pattern from Robert Kaufman) that Nikki stitched up. She used the new appliqué butterflies on one pocket and her original patterns on the other side. Isn’t it the cutest?!

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We hope you love this fun little, free pattern and we can’t wait to see what you make! Please be sure to use the hashtag #butterflycharmblocks on social media and tag us @sariellastudios so we can see all your creations!

happy stitching!
~ nikki & sari

 

Up Close and Personal, Preorders, and a Giveaway!

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Today we’re giving you a closer look at our Aurifil SARIELLA thread collection and all the beautiful things you can do with it! You can also read more over on the Aurifil Auribuzz Blog here including a little interview with us 🙂

The SARIELLA set contains 11 large spools of 50 weight 100% cotton thread in ten luscious colors plus white, and one large spool of clear monofilament, all in a handy (and pretty!) storage case.

Our SARIELLA collection is now available from retailers and we are also doing a discounted preorder for those who would like to order directly from us. Preorders will be open here through August 28 and boxes will ship out a few weeks after.

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If you’ve never used Aurifil thread, you don’t know what you’re missing. Just a few of the major highlights are that it is made from high quality Egyptian cotton so it’s smooth and seamless, it’s completely lint free (they literally singe all the lint off!), it does not contain any toxic chemicals (perfect for baby quilts and those thread lickers, like me!), it comes in a wide variety of thread weights and 270 consistent colors.

We’re going to show you all the colors in the set and then share some projects and a super awesome giveaway! Aurifil colors have an assigned color number, but we also gave them our own fun names 🙂

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Aurifil #2435 – Flamingo Sherbet!

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Aurifil #2277 – Bloody Mary!

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Aurifil #1133 – Valencia!

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Aurifil #1135 – Canary!

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Aurifil #1231 – Mojito!

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Aurifil #2884 – Snap Pea!

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Aurifil #4662 – Jamaica!

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Aurifil #5006 – Acid Wash!

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Aurifil #2810 – Curaçao!

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Aurifil #2535 – Barney!

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Aurifil #2021 (our favorite white) and Clear Monofilament

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The colors in our collection were inspired from our logo and matching Saki Butterfly quilt. We taught a Saki workshop in New Mexico last weekend and it was so fun to see everyone using the thread sets on their quilts!

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There are so many things to love about this collection, but at the top for us is versatility. The 50 wt threads and monofilament can be used for piecing, top stitching, quilting, binding, hand sewing, and appliqué. The colors blend with an endless number of modern fabric collections, while the white and monofilament spools cover all your basic needs.

We still have so many fun projects in the works that really show off the beauty and versatility of this collection, but here are a few we’ve been working on…

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This is a rainbowlicious version of our Neotric quilt made with gorgeous Me + You Fabrics Indah Batiks. It was pieced and quilted by Sari using all the colors in our collection. See how beautifully they work together? We sure do love us some Indah Batiks!

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Another fun project we’ve been working on is a set of appliqué Butterfly Charm Blocks to coordinate with Nikki’s original paper pieced versions.

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We used the white thread to pieces the bodies and all the colors for the appliqué satin stitching. The fabrics used here are Tula Pink True Colors, another gorgeous pairing!

These patterns will be available as a free download at the end of the month, so stay tuned!

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Nikki will be using these blocks as a pocket on a Sewing Date Traveler she is working on. The body will be the adorable snails shown below from Tula Pink’s Slow & Steady line and she’s using the variegated spool from our collection for the quilting. The colors are just perfect!

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A couple more amazing quilting projects that Sari recently completed include the quilt shown above for Rebecca Bryan quilted with clear monofilament and the quilt below for a personal friend quilted using all ten colors in ourcollection plus clear monofilament in the background. Both quilts were pieced with Kona solids.

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While at our Saki Workshop at Hipstitch last weekend, they asked us to curate a bundle of Art Gallery Fabrics Oval Elements, so we decided to match our thread collection because… well… so pretty! Right?!

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We have so much more in the works and so much more to share, but let’s wrap this up for now with a GIVEAWAY! Who would like to win a Sariella Thread Collection for themselves?!

You can enter once per day through August 25 on Instagram and/or Facebook.

Find all the details for entering on Instagram here and on Facebook here!

If you do not use social media, please leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite color in the collection or what you would like to use the set on!

The winner will be drawn randomly on Monday, August 28.

Just a note, if you preorder a thread box and win the giveaway, we will refund your preorder.

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SARIELLA Aurifil Thread Collection

We are beyond excited to share our first Aurifil Thread collection, SARIELLA! We’re sure it’s no surprise that our debut is based on our fluttering friend, Saki the Butterfly! 🦋

We’ve curated 11 vibrant spools of 50wt thread (including one beautiful variegated spool) and one spool of clear monofilament (which is a favorite of ours!). This collection is not only fun, but versatile. It’s sure to take you through all walks of stitchery fun — from machine and hand piecing to top stitching, appliqué, and quilting.

The SARIELLA collection is now available for retailer ordering from Aurifil and will be in shops next month.

If you’re a consumer, be sure to ask your favorite shop to stock it!

Stay tuned for a closer look at the colors in our box, some sample projects, and a fun giveaway!

Fabric.com Summer Block Party!

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Summer is in full swing and we’re rounding out the Fabric.com Summer Block Party today with our contribution, Half Square Gingham (ya, we’re all about the half squares lately)!

You can download the free pattern from the Fabric.com blog by clicking here.

Have you been sewing along with the other blocks on the tour? If you’re just learning about it, you can download all the blocks shown above for free on the fabric.com blog and through the participants’ websites, which are linked at the end of this post.

There are a few things that really scream summer to us. Amongst them are watermelon, flamingos, and… gingham!

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We love all the possibilities for this easy-to-sew block. It finishes at 12″ (along with all the other blocks on the tour), so you can sew up a mini, pillow, or quilt in no time.

Sure, you can buy some gingham fabric, but making it yourself with little patchwork squares means not only can you use any color combinations you want, but you can also use prints, which makes it that much better!

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We couldn’t resist the adorable Flamingos from the line, Flamingos, by Melissa Ybarra for our block. The Flamingo Floral Multi was just what we were looking for for the focal half of the block, while the Mini Flamingos were just perfect for the medium value in our gingham. We used Kona cotton solids in Punch and Snow for the dark and light blocks in the gingham.

Make a single block into an adorable potholder, or combine four for a pillow, mini quilt, table runner or table topper. We have plans for a full quilt using the upcoming line Charley Harper Western Birds for Birch Fabrics and think it will be totally adorable! We also think this block would be darling for Christmas projects.

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The pattern includes some multiple block layout ideas along with notes about altering the gingham placement to achieve different looks.

We also have some fun variations we’re working on that we’ll be sharing here soon, so stay tuned!

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Please share your project pics with the hashtags #halfsquaregingham, #fabricdotcomblockparty and #sariella on social media so we can see what you make!

We hope you enjoy this block and all the others on the Fabric.com Summer Block Party Tour!

June 5 – “Candied Pineapple”
Eye Candy Quilts

June 8 – “Nautical Stripes”
Initial K Studio

June 12 – “Camp Out”
Love You Sew

June 19 – “Argyle”
Sassafras Lane Designs

June 22 – “Popsicle Party”
Elise & Emelie

June 26 – “Sunshine Days”
@happinessinthemaking

June 29 – “Fishy Fish”
the tattooed quilter

July 5 – “Half Square Gingham”
SARIELLA

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