We absolutely LOVE seeing what amazing things can be made with Aurifloss and Aurifil Designer Susan Ache is a master of turning various colors of Aurifloss into beautifully stitched masterpieces. She has a remarkable eye for color and makes those tiny little stitches seem effortless in their perfection. She details her process on her well-loved Instagram account (@yardgrl60), with over twenty thousand followers looking for beauty and inspiration.

We released Susan’s debut thread collection, Little Quaker Christmas, last Summer. Featuring 10 small spools of Aurifloss, the collection came with a free stitchy sampler.

A prolific cross-stitcher, Susan didn’t want to leave it there. She pulled all of the red & pink spools from that delightful holiday sampler and created a brand new chart just in time for Valentine’s Day!

My Valentine is charted at 79 x 89, uses 5 colors from Susan’s Little Quaker Christmas box, and is available to you as a free download, courtesy of the designer herself!

HUGE thanks to Susan for sharing her talent and her charts!

Don’t miss the wonderful stitching series that she did with us last year, working through tips, tricks, and everything you need to know to dive right into the art of cross-stitch!


Little Quaker Christmas
100% Aurifil Cotton, 10 Large Spools, Aurifloss (18yds/spool)
Colors included:
1231 – 2886 – 1147 – 5016 – 2140
2420 – 5002 – 2255 – 2270 – 2250

ABOUT SUSAN
InstagramSusan’s Book
A love of color, makes it is easy for Susan to grab  inspiration from her native Florida surroundings. With no idea other than knowing she wanted embroidery and nine patches in her first quilt, a new world opened up to this mom of now five grown children.  Self taught and many hours of reading about the makings of a quilt and quilt blocks has made this an a lifelong passion. Susan is always searching for new and fun ways to show off as many colors as she can in a quilt.  Most of her quilts are a creative impulse from trips to the garden center, a photograph, or browsing through paint chip selections. “I really never see just the quilt, I seem to see the quilt in the room that it belongs in”.  Working in a quilt store for years helped to pursue that passion of color and the fabric inspired life she enjoys while she constantly striving to make her next favorite quilt.

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