Hello and Happy Friday, Friends! It is an exciting day at Ivory Spring because… today is the day my Aurifil Designer of the Month block is released!!!
Click here to find out more about my block done in the blue colorway to go with this year’s blue/white theme! You might also learn a couple of deep dark secrets about me you haven’t yet known. :) And, more importantly, you just have to make and share a block to be entered in the giveaway of a whole box of Aurifil large spool threads!!! A really generous gesture by Aurifil! Details are mentioned on Auribuzz.
Meanwhile, here is the block I made for myself using Windham Fabrics’ Blush & Blooms fabrics. I added two primitive birds onto the block. Because of the fabric choice, the block ended up taking on a “Shabby Chic” primitive look! :)
You may recall seeing the same bird being embroidered in my Block #5. I enlarged the bird for this month’s block.
I used the yellow in my Subtle Strings thread collection to buttonhole stitch around the pink birds to give a bit of contrast.
You can add the bird to your block too if you would like. Click here to download the bird applique template. Use the image below for placement guide for the birds. Just think of the quilting possibilities in th negative area. I know I certainly am for my block. :)
I am so glad my spring dishes came out to play.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are still sewing along? If not, there’s no better time than now to join in the fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed making all the DOM blocks, so I imagine you would too.
Have a great weekend!
So, below are Blocks #1-6. You have seen Block #7 today. I am now ready for Block #8!