Pieced 2018 DOM
2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month Blocks

One of my 2020 planning goals was to work on finishing long term works in progress, and last week I decided to pull out my 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month blocks to figure out a path forward.

2018 Aurifil DOM Blocks

The photo above is a reminder of all the 12 1/2″ unfinished (12″ finished) blocks I created in 2018 look like. I perused the Auribuzz website to see all the layouts that Pat Sloan has put together over the year for some inspiration. Because I created my blocks in a rainbow of colors, I was really taken with the 2017 layout, but after evaluating the black and white fabric that I had left from piecing the blocks, I knew I did not have enough fabric to make that exact layout.

2018 DOM Layout

2018 DOM Layout

Taking that layout as inspiration, I went to my design wall and arranged the blocks in a rough circle and pieced in black fabrics in the center and white fabric around the outer edge.

Pieced 2018 DOM

Pieced 2018 DOM

From there, the quilt top came together quickly in an afternoon. The quilt top is 72 1/2″ square, which will make a great lap cuddle quilt, and I need to figure out what I would like to use for the backing. I think I will quilt it using my walking foot and spiraling out from the center using a white thread.

Would you be interested in a quick assembly tutorial for this layout? It seems like it could be a handy setting for 12″ finished orphan blocks or other block of the month projects.

6 thoughts on “2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month Blocks

  1. vivian383 says:

    This is a very cool layout ! It would be very handy to have your layout for orphan blocks.

  2. Patty says:

    Looking forward to seeing how this one comes together. I’ve not use black fabric as a neutral before – it certainly sets off your blocks.

  3. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Congrats on getting your blocks pieced together!

  4. Debbie says:

    Your layout looks really terrific. I’m just noticing (I think) that the center black prints were also used in at least some of your blocks. Whatever, it looks good and cohesive.

  5. That’s a fun setting. I think the spiral will be perfect!

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