• Megan Best

Sumatra Tiger: Endangered Species challenge with Aurifil Thread


This months challenge was to use a specific coordinated group of threads from Aurifil.



I love orange!



I took the challenge pretty literally. I went to the Google and pulled up a few images of Sumatra tigers in the wild.


With these images, I got a sense of what I could do!


I have loads of Greens, and I can machine embroider the tigers!





I cut a bunch of leaf shapes out of various greens.

I fused them to a background green. I did not stitch the leaves down




I chose a green thread for the quilting. I used Hobbs Cotton/Wool blend batting. it is my NEW favorite.





I used an overall quilting design of leaves.


I then planned my tigers. They are embroidery designs that I resized much much larger.

I used the brightest of the 3 orange threads for the main tiger. The other 2 tigers are hiding off to the side, and you only see part of them.


I trimmed the piece to 20" square and added a dark green binding.


I really love this piece!


Challenge yourself to make something out of your norm. It is really fun!!!!




Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik Aurifil thread and Hobbs Batting.


Megan Best ~ Bestquilter

Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts

Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio

Jennifer Eubank ~ Archipelago Quilting

Jennifer Fulton ~ The Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts

Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Jane Hauprich - Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke, Fiber Artist

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia

Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads

Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky

Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts

Jennifer Thomas ~ CurliCue Creations

Suzy Webster ~ WebsterQuilt

Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore



Its 2021 and even though things are looking up, we really need to find some joy. The bright colors and act of creating with fabric can bring so much joy in a stressful time. I will continue to create while I am just beginning to start traveling and teaching. Follow me on Instagram to find more fun and colorful quilt projects (and some gardening and cooking too!). @bestquilter



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