I’m excited to be participating in Aurifil’s Block-of-the-Month this year. This year’s theme was the rainbow and I was thrilled to get AQUA!!! Do you think I design enough prints with aqua? I’m not sure…
I love using feature prints in my work so I decided to make a block that would allow you to really make use of them! I called the block “Tightrope”, because it looked like all the elements were trapeze artists balancing on a rope!
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You can find the patterns for prior blocks by visiting Aurifil’s blog.
If you make this block, don’t forget to post to a photo here because they are giving away a large 12 spools thread collection of Pat Sloan’s to a lucky winner who has sewn the block!
I sewed along this year at a inconsistent pace. Some months I had no blocks, other months I had multiple blocks, but such is life… For my version of the quilt, I pulled from all of my collections this year to make the quilt: Folk Art Fantasy, Meadow Dance, and Winter Games. I chose the grey ring fabric from Winter Games for sashing and I just loved how it turned out.
Thanks to Aurifil for including me in their 2017 Block-of-the-Month! I really enjoyed it.
I hope that you enjoy the block pattern. I’ll be back with another special free pattern for my followers before the holidays – so be watching your email!
For more information head on over to Sew in Love with Fabric, where I talk about the line, the prints, the inspiration behind the motifs, a coordinating Aurifil thread collection, etc. And for the rest of the week they have a fun giveaway in store for you all each and every day!
In celebration of the hop, I think I’ll do a little giveaway myself!Just tell me which your favorite pattern is this time by leaving a comment on the blog to enter. I’ll pick a random winner of Meadow Dance goodies (patterns and a charm square) this Sunday night (the 24th). If you already have the patterns I’ll send you other patterns of your choice, so no worries there! (One entry per person please.)
Note: This giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Judy Henly here and to Robyn Randolph Christie over in my Facebook Group! I wish I had a bundle to give everyone but it will be in stores in July so there isn’t long to wait. Patterns will be posted in mid-June.
It is now past Spring Market and I can finally show my new collection for Contempo Studios of Benartex – “Folk Art Fantasy”!
This modern collection celebrates the exuberance of and beauty of handmade things. It is happy and colorful – just the way quilting should be! It ships in July and patterns will ship even sooner. (And it coordinates with Sewing Room, which came out last year.)
Without further ado, here are the new patterns…
All quilts were pieced on a BERNINA 7-Series and quilted on the BERNINA Q24 using Aurifil thread, of course!
The patterns will start to ship to shops next week and will be posted to my website mid-June to accommodate my teaching schedule.
If you love what you see, please ask your local shop to order Folk Art Fantasy from Benartex!
Ok, now for the giveaway! Benartex let me take this beautiful bundle of Folk Art home to give to you guys! Just comment below to tell me which pattern you like best. The deadline to enter is at midnight this Sunday, May 28th, 2017. One comment per person please, and make sure that either your profile is public or you leave a way for me to contact you if you win.
For a second chance to win, make sure to do the same on the that shows these new patterns in my Facebook Group.
I hope you love Folk Art Fantasy and have a great week! Happy quilting!