admin October 8th, 2014
I had the great pleasure of meeting Jane Davidson at Quilt Market last fall. What a sweet lady with a fabulous sense of humor!
And she is October’s Aurifil Designer of the Month!
What, Scott? You’re actually posting this near the beginning of the actual month and everything? Yeah, yeah, I know….consider this your Christmas miracle early….
Read all about Jane here in her interview with our delightful ringleader, Pat Sloan. Jane shares some of her wonderful quilts and glimpses of her creative space. It is always fun to get to know other quilters better, don’t you think ? To me it helps me know that other people out there think the same way I do…or at least close!
Jane’s block is a very fun one that I can see done up so nicely as a scrap quilt all on its own. Jane’s Circle of Love is lovingly dedicated to the truths that her mum shared with her family during her life here on the planet.
Here is the link to the pattern.
And here is my version of the block. I know we don’t see “brown” a whole lot in the quilting world, but I really felt like going all earthy on this block for October. (I think brown has been making a comeback of sorts, so I am pretty happy about that, as my early years of quilting were, brown, brown, and more brown…oh, and a whole lotta plaid)
Has a rather spectacular “autumn” feel to it doesn’t it? (although in Australia where Jane is, well, it’s spring…)
And here is Natalia’s Quilting Tip for October. Check out Natalia’s blog here.
So here’s the same spiel to encourage you to make your own version of Jane’s block. Every month Aurifil will draw a name from the peeps that post a photo of their Aurifil Designer of the Month block on the Aurifil Flickr page here. So go ahead make one. It doesn’t take that long and you could win a big box of Aurifil thread…. $120 value !!
And don’t forget Next month…..The November Designer of the Month is me!! And I have a block that I created from a very dear to my heart story from growing up. Very dear to my heart. You’ll just have to wait to find out more!