Aurifil BOM, June’s Block

Greetings everyone!

Well, I had a minor leg surgery this week, and am recovering slowly but surely. I have to limit my time spent sitting so I have only worked on 1 block this week. I hope to do some handwork on a quilt binding over the weekend.

I stitched together the June block for the Aurifil BOM called Chain Links by Heidi Pridemore. You can read more about Heidi and the Whimsical Workshop Studio on her blog.

For my Aurifil BOM, I’m using Kona Shadow as my neutral and my colors are all reds and blacks. I found a fabulous Japanese import at a local quilt shop in Portland called Cool Cottons several months ago. It features a black cat head – fabulous! It is from the Trefle line by Kokka. I plan to use the rest of my 1/2 yard piece to make a bag.

The other blacks and reds are pulled from my stash.

Here’s a look at June’s block:

Aurifil BOM, June Block, Chain Links

Aurifil BOM, June Block, Chain Links

We’ve now completed 6 blocks:

Aurifil BOM, First 6 Months

Aurifil BOM, First 6 Months

I really am enjoying this color palette and stepping out of my comfort zone and really experimenting with colors and patterns.

Well, I’ll keep it short and will update the block soon with photos from the Supernova Friendship Block swap.

Happy quilting,
~Jennifer

Test Block Maker for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 9

Hi everyone,

For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been a test block maker for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine, volume 9. This issue will be available at retailers soon and contains some really fun blocks!

I can now show you the blocks that I tested and hope they inspire you to try something new! I had fun making these blocks while improving my piecing skills at the same time.

In total, I made 12 test blocks using traditional piecing, paper piecing, and applique (depending on the block). The blocks are all 12.5 x 12.5 inches unfinished.

Block #807, Spring Tulips by Nancy Mahoney

Spring Tulips designed by Nancy Mahoney

Spring Tulips designed by Nancy Mahoney

Block #808, Greetings Earthling by Sue Marsh

Greetings Earthling designed by Sue Marsh

Greetings Earthling designed by Sue Marsh

Block #810, Felicity by Ellen Murphy

Felicity designed by Ellen Murphy

Felicity designed by Ellen Murphy

Block #827, Flying Dutchman by Doris Rice

Flying Dutchman designed by Doris Rice

Flying Dutchman designed by Doris Rice

Block #844, Plant Perfect by Amanda Murphy

Plant Perfect designed by Amanda Murphy

Plant Perfect designed by Amanda Murphy

Block #845, Tweet-ness by Heidi Pridemore

Tweet-ness designed by Heidi Pridemore

Tweet-ness designed by Heidi Pridemore

Block #849, Tribal Crossing by Anita Grossman Solomon

Tribal Crossing designed by Anita Grossman Solomon

Tribal Crossing designed by Anita Grossman Solomon

Block #865, Spin Cycle by Gudrun Erla

Spin Cycle by Gudrun Erla

Spin Cycle by Gudrun Erla

Block #873, Hovering Stars by Bonnie Hunter

Hovering Stars designed by Bonnie Hunter

Hovering Stars designed by Bonnie Hunter

Block #875, Robo-Bop by Kimberly Jolly

Robo-Bop designed by Kimberly Jolly

Robo-Bop designed by Kimberly Jolly

Block #892, Love Letters by Amy Rullkoetter

Love Letters designed by Amy Rullkoetter

Love Letters designed by Amy Rullkoetter

Block #898, Two Tulips by Margie Ullery

Two Tulips designed by Margie Ullery

Two Tulips designed by Margie Ullery

I’m continuing to be a test block maker for volume 10, which will be published later this year.

Quiltmaker is sponsoring a blog hop to celebrate the publication of volume 9 so check it out!

Enjoy!
~Jennifer