November Aurifil Designer of the Month! ME!! Yee haw!

November Aurifil Designer of the Month! ME!! Yee haw!

Finally my month is here! I have really enjoyed being a part of the Aurifil 2014 series of Designers of the Month project.  Pat Sloan is the best hostess and did an excellent job keeping everything organized! It is so great to work with people who are so supportive of others in this industry.  Some industries can be so cut-throat, you know?

aurifil Nov designer of the month Scott Hansen

So I will send you here for the interview that I did with Pat.   Here is my block in the fabrics we were given for the group project. I added the green solid to it as we were allowed to add one fabric. You will have to read through the whole article to see why I chose green to add to this block. It makes sense, trust me.

scott hansen 2014 aurifil block

And here is the link to the pattern.

And here is the block that I made for the quilt that I will be making here from all of the blocks. I used the Liberty fabrics I have been working with all year on this project and one of Valori‘s Wish Voiles (and then I added a voile from one of Anna Maria‘s lines) and then that embossed white stuff that Valori got me hooked on last year!


And here, I did a little photoshop playing around with settings.  There are many ways you could make this block work. It’s fun to try them out I think!


And here is Machine Quilting Tip #11 from Natalia!

machine quilting tip for aurifil number  11

Now you remember that you can WIN a nice prize from Aurifil, just by making up this block and posting it on the Aurifil Flickr Group Page here. You do remember that right? I am particularly looking forward to seeing all of the variations you come up with for your Tossed Salad block!  So go out there and sew up some Tossed Salads, people!

And just a little something extra to celebrate this month’s block, I am offering 20% off any two or more patterns in the Blue Nickel Studios Etsy shop.  Just use the coupon code TOSSEDSALAD14 to get your discount.  The coupon code will be good through the month of November!


  • Jill


    Thank you for the Tossed Salad block. I follow Pat Sloan on Facebook and have been doing the Aurifil blocks. I had a lot of fun doing yours and love your work!

    November 3, 2014 at 9:55 am
  • Great interview Scott, and great block! I am off to toss some salad today. I love that you included the multiple block image, did you see QuiltJane’s Sweetwater flimsy at the Flickr group? How cool to see your pattern with so many versions!

    November 9, 2014 at 10:02 am
  • Jamie


    I love this block made into a quilt! Just finished sewing mine up last night. It reminded me of the block you had in a quilt block magazine (100 blocks or something like that) and it was the first time I noticed that your block wasn’t really stand alone, it was meant to be a quilt. I still have that block, the only one I ripped out of the magazine. Maybe you remember it.

    November 20, 2014 at 11:46 am

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