I hope you've gotten a chance to check out Jacquelynne's directions for the first block. I found them very easy to follow and was able to whip up mine pretty quickly. As one who has quilted before might imagine, the most time consuming part was picking out the fabrics.
As I may have mentioned in my intro post, I don't really plan to stick to any certain fabrics throughout this project, but I will try keep the grey and white and maybe the purple (or a purple, anyway) consistent. As a scrap quilt designer I totally believe in both the power of scrappy to punch up your quilt and make it sizzle, but also in the need for consistency in the chaos. The grey and white and purple will be my constants. That's all I'm promising for now. But do keep in mind I am a woman, and we do enjoy changing our minds continuously.
Once you make your block, be sure to head on over to Jacquelynne's Sew Quilty Friends FB group and show us what you did! I'd love to have you stop by my EvaPaige Quilt Designs page while you are over there too!
I am so excited that Aurifil is our sponsor this month! There will be one winner chosen from each blog participating, and the lovely people at Aurifil will choose one of the collections shown above for you. You really can't go wrong with any of them.
I'm a huge fan of Aurifil thread, and ever since I discovered its joys a few years ago I've used it exclusively for all of my machine applique and machine quilting and have not looked back. I can even prove I have a decent collection by showing how I was able to quickly grab a spool of each of the colors in my block, and it's even pretty obvious some of them have been used extensively.
I became infatuated with Aurifil at Quilt Market one year, and was lucky enough to score one of the coveted tickets to my LQS's evening with Alex Veronelli, of Aurifil hottie fame, where we learned how the thread is made and believe it or not even though that sounds like the worst science fair project ever, it is actually quite fascinating when told to you in imovie format by a silver fox. I'm just saying.
|He looks pretty thrilled to pose with me, don't you think?|
If you don't end up winning, or just can't wait to see if you do, I'm certain my friend Donna at Follow That Thread can hook you up. At risk of sounding like an infomercial, I will admit I'm a gusher, and when I love something, I don't shut up about it. But it's time to go for now so I will do so.
See you next month! In the meantime, make sure you check out what all the other bloggers are doing too!
Greg at Grey Dogwood Studio
Monique at Farm House Quilts
Julie at The Crafty Quilter
Me - Beth at EvaPaige Quilt Designs
Kim at My Go-Go Life
Jacque at Lily Pad Quilting
Brenda at The Quilting Nook