Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill (Whole Circle Studio) is the designer of the October Aurifil block, Central Park, and I spent quite a bit of time debating if I could add another green block to my collection.
Since the block is inspired by Central Park in New York City, I decided it clearly had to be green. I took the block out to the park in my own neighborhood to get a few photos. I really like how the lines of the picnic table interact with the city grid represented in the block.
And while there isn’t much green in the desert, the local park is a small green oasis for us. The leaves are starting to turn on the trees, and the weather here has been pretty perfect for the past few weeks: bright sunny days with cool air and chilly nights.
Here’s how the Central Park block falls in with the rest of the blocks I have made to date. I’m hoping the last two blocks will look good in bright orange and purple.
I couldn’t resist sharing this one last shot of a bit of rare color (in the form of my blocks) in my backyard.
14 thoughts on “2018 Aurifil BOM – October”
A very striking block! You’ve got a great start on a very dynamic quilt. Have you thought about your setting options yet?
I love them all!
I love that block! I think the green was the right way to go. Once you get the last blocks made it will all come together!
That really is a fantastic block, and I love seeing it against the picnic table! I also love the last shot of all your blocks in the wild. 😉
A great looking block – everything looks fantastic together!
oh I like this block ALOT, and yeah, there had to be green. 😉
Hello Yvonne, The block on the picnic table is magnificent!! It creates such an interesting image and the angle or I have no idea how, but it makes the block look huge. It is a great block for your quilt! I enjoyed all of the pictures. Thank you for sharing them and have a fabulous day!
That picture of the block on top of the picnic table is my favorite. Interesting block and quite a departure from the style of many of the others. I kow you will work your magic and it will all blend together in the end; such a good challenge!
I like your on location shots a lot – as others have said you found the perfect setting to show off your Central Park block, but I love the ones in your garden too.
The block looks like it was made for that park – and I think the green, white and black is just stunning.
Hi Yvonne! Thanks for making my Central Park block! I love the photos you took and can’t wait to see the all of the blocks pieced together –Sheri
Loving how all the blocks are coming together. It will be interesting to see the layout Pat comes up with for this year.
fantastic vivid green, and Central Park NYC is one of my favourite places.
I really like this block. Generally I’m not as drawn to representational quilt blocks, but this one really works for me. Take care, Mary.