Central Park Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – October

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...

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Big Apple Quilt Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM – September

Sharon Holland is the designer of the September Aurifil block, Big Apple, and I was excited that I had not yet used red in my rainbow color order progression! I modified the pattern very slightly to keep the background white to black stripes continuous. Instead of using a 2 1/2" square for the bottom outer edges of the background behind the...

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Rooftops of Amsterdam
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2018 Aurifil BOM – August

Rebecca Bryan from Bryan House Quilts is the designer of the August Aurifil block, Rooftops of Amsterdam, and I loved Rebecca's suggestion to use the pop of color in the block for some fussy cutting. I don't tend to have a lot of novelty prints in my stash, so I pondered what to use there for a while. And then...

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Aurifil BOM Blocks Through July
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2018 Aurifil BOM – July

Sherri from A Quilting Life is the designer of the July Aurifil block, the Beach Houses block, and while I think her teal colors for the block are perfect for the beach, I already had a teal block in my grouping which is turning into a rainbow. As I was pondering what color to use for the block last week,...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through June
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2018 Aurifil BOM – June

Kerry from Kid Giddy is the designer of the June Aurifil block, the Tonga Block, and I could not wait to sew this one together! Kerry's block is inspired by Tonga and depicts a sea turtle. As you probably saw earlier this year through my Deep Dive mini quilt, my husband and I really love sea turtles. I waited...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through May
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2018 Aurifil BOM – May

Minki Kim is the designer of the May Aurifil block, the Santa Barbara Tile Block, and I have to admit I was a bit stumped when I first saw the block. So far I had used black, white, and the suggested color by the designer. But Minki's suggestion of yellow would make the second yellow block for the year......

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Bixby Bridge Block
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April Aurifil Designer – Block of the Month

In November, I shared my excitement about being included in the 2018 Aurifil Design Team. Today, I get to share my block and design! The theme this year is ‘The Places We Go’ and the palette is Black and White and a Color. When thinking about my favorite place to go, driving California State Route 1 along the Pacific Ocean is...

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Libson Tile
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2018 Aurifil BOM – March

Jo Avery from My Bear Paw designed the March block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on an interpretation of a few different tiles she saw on a recent trip to Lisbon. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Libson Tile Block. So far I have been sticking with the suggested color placement and colors...

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Birch Ball Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM – February

Scott Hansen from Blue Nickel Studios designed the February block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on the woods and travel he has been on recently with his wife. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Birch Ball block. I selected and prepped my fabric for the block just before packing to go to QuiltCon...

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Closer Detail
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2018 Aurifil BOM WIP & My First EPP

A few weeks ago, I downloaded Katja's Dresden Dreaming block instructions for the 2018 Aurifil BOM for January after I posted about it, and then I got a little worried. You see, I haven't done EPP before. It's not that I am scared, or unsure of how to proceed... it's that I'm kind of afraid I will LOVE it!...

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