Thursday, September 27, 2018

September Aurifil DOM

The designer of the month for Aurifil's September block is Sharon Holland and her block is a fun version of a red/pink pieced apple - click here for the pattern. Pat Sloan made her version of a white apple which inspired me to make a two colour apple from light and aqua fabrics.

The cutting and piecing of the 42 pieces was complex, which is exactly the kind of quilt block I enjoy sewing. I was totally in my happy place! But because it was complex, I couldn't even listen to music while working on it... silence was required for concentration, and that hardly ever happens in my quilt studio. 

My 2018 Aurifil DOM blocks

Part of why it was complicated was because I had two sets of apple pieces (half white and half aqua), and two sets of background pieces (half light aqua and half black). I made it into a harder challenge than it needed to be. 
That's okay because it was FUN! 
And it gave my brain a welcomed relief from all the other regular worries of life while I was immersed in this construction project. That is just one of the many things I love about quilting!

Here are my Aurifil blocks on the design wall. The paper pieced block on the bottom left is too small... it will get some kind of border to make it larger when it's time to build the quilt.

love 💙 love 💙 love 💙 love it even more when, after all that cutting and sewing and pressing, the block turns out to be the right size!

To see more September Aurifil blocks click here to go to the linkup.


Sally Langston Warren said...

Oh wow! Your block is gorgeous! I love how you played with the colors in the two halves. Very inspiring! All your blocks together are just awesome!! I enjoyed looking at all the blocks via the link up, but yours blew me away! Thank you for sharing!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Great block..colours are gorgeous and the aqua just pops! I often FaceTime with another sewing friend while I sew.

Carol S. said...

This is a gorgeous block in those it!

Louise said...

Oh, your blocks are looking so super all gathered together. The apple is really neat!

Barb said...

your blocks look great! unique color scheme

Kate said...

You've got a wonderful start on a very pretty quilt. Love your color palette. I like the complicated blocks too, usually if you go slow they'll work out just fine. Or not (unfortunately).

Janet O. said...

The color of these blocks just takes me to a peaceful place.
Why is it we complicate things for ourselves? :)