Experimenting with thread is always fun and I'm keen to try different varieties of threads. I have been adding metallic thread to sewing projects, even using some Wonderfil Spotlite on cork (which had it's challenges!). Metallic thread definitely requires you sew at a slower pace and do use a larger needle so it doesn't break.

This week I bought three spools of Aurifil Brillo from Lacewing Designs, in Black/Gold #646, Dark Copper #752 and Light Copper #723. They have really nice colour choices and I'm very tempted by the pinks.

It almost has metallic specks rather than being metallic all through because of how it's twisted. So it has both colour and a glittery effect.

"Aurifil Brillo (pronounced Brreel-lo) is a new high performance thread. 
The original formula (78% polyester & 22 % Nylon) gives this smooth “metallic” thread the right strength to travel very easily through the machine needle. 
Ideal for quilting and embroidery, Brillo will give your creation a beautiful brilliance!" - Aurifil Australia

I have bought a spool of Brillo in the past and it is different to other metallic thread on the market. Having used it in my machine and embroidered by hand using it, I know that it's easier to use and is much smoother than regular metallic embroidery floss or thread. A big thumbs up and I can't wait to try out the new colours I got.

When I saw my favourite Denyse Schmidt print on @littleislandq_destash in two colourways, I had to get both. I have the smallest piece left in my stash so it was great to find more. The Hope Valley collection was released around the time I started quilting and it was what really cemented my love affair with fabric!

Finally just in case you missed it, the Finish-A-Long link for quarter 4 is now open - so create a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you post a link from your blog, Flickr or Instagram of each successful finish from your original list. It is a great motivator and the FAL community will cheer you on! You can get all the detailed rules about the Finish-A-Long here.

My heart goes out to everyone affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas. 
Hug your loved ones  ♡

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