As January ends tomorrow, it’s about time I picked my fabrics for the various Block of the Month programs I will be doing this year.
Aurifil Designer of the Month
First up, as I am a member of this year’s Aurifil design team, I definitely want to make a quilt for me from all of the designers’ blocks. The blocks are available for free on the Aurifil blog. Additionally, each month Aurifil is giving away a box of threads ($120 value) to one lucky winner who completes the block and uploads it to the Flickr group.
The fabrics I’ve chosen for this quilt are from the Treasures and Tidbits line from a couple of years ago. I have fabric yardage and several fat quarters still left from the bundle I purchased. I also have some scraps from my Pathways Table Runner to use. My background will be white.
The January designer is Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic.
Here’s her block, Spools:
GlobeTrotting with Pat Sloan
When selecting the fabrics for this quilt, I chose the star fabric first which will be used in the border and probably as the sashing too. I then picked the golds, reds and blues from my stash. It’ll be fun working with this colour palette.
Paper Piecing Vintage
Next, I am also doing Jennifer from SewHooked’s Paper Piecing Vintage BOM.
For each block, Jennifer provides both the 12″ and 6″ finished paper piecing patterns. I have decided to do the 6″ size and make a wall hanging. For the fabrics, I started with the orange flowered print, and then chose the other fabrics to go with it.
Last, I will be working with these beauties in a personal challenge quilt. You can join me in this challenge too if you like. Information will be available next week.
I see lots of piecing in my future. What BOMs or quilt-alongs are you doing this year?
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