DONE: My Aurifil Designer of the Month Block 5

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Hello Friends, thank you for visiting again!  I completed my Block #5 of 2016 Aurifil’s Designer of the Month program!! Block #5 is designed by Amy Friend.

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For an added interest, I embroidered a bird in the block center using Aurifil’s cotton Aurifloss! I have absolutely loved stitching with Aurifloss.  I stitched with 2-strands of floss for the bird embroidery.

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Have you been following and sewing along?  If you haven’t, you still have time to join in the fun. Click here to download the instructions for making Block 5.

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Now I am ready for Block #6.  Some of you have asked when my turn is for Aurifil’s Designer of the Month 2016… VERY SOON! :o)

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If you haven’t seen my previous blocks, here they are.  All my blocks are made with Windham Fabrics’ Blush & Blooms fabrics.

Block #1

Block #2

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Block #3

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Block #4

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DONE: My Aurifil Designer of the Month Block 3

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Hello Friends, thank you for stopping by again!  I always enjoy hearing from you.  You have seen my blocks #1 and #2 of the Aurifil Designer of the Month blocks!

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I completed my Block #3 over the weekend!

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Block #3 is designed by Christa Watson.  Click here if you haven’t downloaded the block instructions, or would like to learn more about the block.  Christa’s block features an improv-pieced block center.  Instead of piecing mine, I stitched out the improv look with Aurifloss, Aurifil’s 100% cotton embroidery floss.

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I separated outall the strands from the thread, and re-assemble 3 strands for my stitching using Aurifloss.  The floss stitched out beautifully – the coverage was amazing!  I will have a later post reviewing with the floss later, but one thing I can say is that the quality that is so evident (and well loved) in the other Aurifil threads is definitely in the floss as well.  It was fun improv-stitching out the block center.  For now, if you want to get those springy colors for yourself, the colors are: 2135 (yellow), 2210 (copper), 1147 (green), 4020 (pink).

The really neat thing is Aurifil makes the floss for ALL the colors they make for the other cotton weights!  So break out your color card, and do what I do — bring the color card along to your activities, and daydream about them!  Now you know what I do when I take Miss Baby to her violin lessons. :)  In all seriousness, I do take notes!!!  This violin thing – it is a family affair!!

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Editor’s update:  Something came up and needed my immediate attention.  So, I am not sure how often I am going to be update my blog!  Please know that I will be back just as soon as I can!  Hugs to you all.

Exciting news moving forward…

Hello Friends, I just finalized our plans for Christmas 2015.  To be quite honest, I feel like we just celebrated Christmas 2013.  And here we are, a little over a month before Christmas 2015!  Then the New Year in 2016… and the cat is out of the bag!  I am most excited to be included in Aurifil‘s 2016 Design Team.  Below is a group photo taken with some of the designers, and host Pat Sloan, at Fall Market back in October.

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Click here for more details on all the designers.  I am a little fish in the vast quilting world, and feel excited with disbelief I am included in the team.  I am starting to play with ideas for my block in my head…. just need a few free moments to do some sketching when I get a breather.

Have a great weekend, Friends!  I am getting my nails done this weekend for my trip next week.  What will you be doing?