Aurifil Thread for Quilting

Planview {Pieced Quilt Top}

I get to share the Planview pieced quilt top with you today!

Planview Pieced Quilt Top

Planview Pieced Quilt Top

As an engineer, I created plans to communicate how to manufacture parts that I developed. Plans are two-dimensional diagrams used to describe an object and communicate building and/or fabrication instructions. A plan view is a projection looking down on the object, like in a floor plan for a house. When I created the design for this quilt along, I started by overlapping various sizes of rotated plus shapes and the end result strongly reminded me of the plan view of the John C. Hodges library (the library of my college alma mater), resulting in the name of the design.

Aurifil Thread for Quilting

Aurifil Thread for Quilting

I have a detailed quilting plan that I’ll share with you in a separate blog post, but needless to say, I have my threads picked out for the quilting. I matched:

  • 50wt Aurifl 2740 (Dark Cobalt) to Boomerangs CORNFLOWER 10002-42 (blue)
  • 50wt Aurifil 5006 (Light Turquoise) to Sparkle CARIBBEAN 10003-62 (aqua)
  • 50wt Aurifil 2870 (Green) to Sticks IRISH 10007-72 (green)
  • 50wt Aurifil 1231 (Spring Green) to Hatching LEAF 10009-71 (lime)
  • 50wt Aurifil 2130 (Medium Butter) to Criss Cross SUNNY 10010-5 (yellow)
  • 50wt Aurifl 2024 (White) to Open Weave White 10015-10 (white)
Friendly Fabric Monster

Friendly Fabric Monster

Along the way in piecing the quilt top, I had this happy pile of trimmings. I was recently introduced to the #FriendlyFabricMonster hashtag on Instagram, but I didn’t have any googley eyes. However, my husband had these two spherical bearings which worked out perfectly. Next time, I think I’ll try using a few empty bobbins for eyes.

If you are interested in joining in, the Planview Quilt Along will kick off at the end of this year with a nice slow ramp up and then get going in early 2022. It’s going to be a really fun one; I hope you join me!

Planview Quilt Along Dates

  • November 15, 2021 – Signups open (Patrons get access for free)
  • December 1, 2021 – Fabric Requirements
  • January 5, 2022 – Cutting Instructions
  • January 26, 2022 – Piecing #1
  • February 9, 2022 – Piecing #2
  • February 23, 2022 – Piecing #3
  • March 9, 2022 – Piecing #4
  • March 30, 2022 – April 30 – Final Linkup

7 thoughts on “Planview {Pieced Quilt Top}

  1. I can see what you mean by plan view for this quilt. It’s a fun quilt. You always have amazing quilting, I’m looking forward to see what you do with this project

  2. Shannon says:

    These colours are just so fab, Yvonne! Can’t wait to see her quilted up!

  3. My husband saw this (on the Patreon site) and pointed it out to me – he really likes the quilt. So I think I may have to join in on this one. Really nice design, Yvonne!

  4. I love the look of Planview’s chunky design! I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the quilting!

  5. I love the colours in this one! Cool how you came up with the design too. And I love that monster, lol

  6. What an attractive and very unique looking quilt.

  7. Kaja says:

    It’s always fascinating to learn about where your ideas come from and how you turn them into quilts – your engineer’s brain combined with your creative side produces really distinctive results.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)