Aurifil Designer of the Month — Amy Gibson
And it’s time again for the 2014 Aurifil Designer of the Month…..actually, it’s past time, but I am getting the word out before the month is over, so for me, that’s a win!
February’s featured designer is Amy Gibson of Stichery Dickory Dock. Read all about Amy in Pat Sloan‘s interview with her here.
Click on Amy’s Mother’s Day block below for the instructions.
And here is my version of Amy’s block. Again I used the Liberty prints I have been
hoarding saving and some Wish Voile from Valori’s past line with Free Spirit. And yes, I used one of the Liberty prints for part of the background as well.
So if you don’t know the deal with the Aurifil DOM program here it is… Make the above block, take a picture of it, post it here on Flickr and then you could win a big box of Aurifil thread ($120 value!). Pretty easy, huh!?
and I think I missed this last month, but I got it tossed on here today…Each Month Natalia Bonner will share a little tip on Machine Quilting. So here is Tip #2… I am still hiring out my quilting mostly, so I dont’ know much about the actual quilting proces….not even sure if I “like” that part of it….so this tip is for all of you who do that part yourself…..(I am working on some ideas on how to get some of it done here myself. I don’t really have room or funds for a long arm yet, so I am thinking about getting a table top machine to for the purpose.)
Here’s the list of ALL of the 2014 Aurifil Designers of the Month….make sure to stop and say hi on their blogs!
Jan – Brigitte Heitland http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com/
Feb – Amy Gibson http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/
Mar – Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Apr – Angela Yosten http://blog.angelayosten.com/
May – Amy Smart http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
June – Heidi Pridemore http://heidipridemore.blogspot.com/
Jul – Camille Roskelley http://camilleroskelley.typepad.com/
Aug – Michele Foster http://quiltinggallery.com/blog-posts/
Sept – Pat Wys http://www.silverthimblequilt.com/blog/
Oct -Jane Davidson http://quiltjane.blogspot.com/
Nov – Scott Hansen https://bluenickelstudios.com/ Hey you’re here already! Hi!!
Dec – Carrie Nelson http://lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Monthly Machine Quilting Tip – Natalia Bonner http://www.pieceandquilt.com/
Host – Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com
So that’s it for today. I have pretty much booked the rest of my projects sewing and writing wise until Market now. I am pretty sure I have 3 quilts to make for fabric companies, FOUR of those patterns to write up for my Quilters Affair classes PRONTO! ( I was planning on having them done by February 1st…..and now I am looking at March 15th …and still not sure I get them all done by then!!…..good thing QA isn’t until July!! sorry future students for the wait!!) (Oh, and there is still some room left in my Monday and Friday classes there! Sign up while there’s still room!)
I need to get busy on mine.
Looks fun, I may have to whip one of these up!