For the last six years, December has had the added excitement of the last block for the Aurifil Designer of the Month program revealed! Each year I am wowed and thrilled by the talent of the quilt designers that work with Aurifil thread. And I am delighted and made to think about the stories they share with me when I interview them. It is such an exciting day to share with you the 12th block for 2014!
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Carrie Nelson is our 12th Designer of the year, our December blocks is amazing and add so much to the entire quilt! GREAT JOB Carrie!
Take a look below at what I did for my version, at the end is the direct link to my interview and the block pattern, as always, is at the end of the interview.
I wanted to try to use a cream center like Carrie does on her block. So I laid it out and auditioned it before sewing. Now let's try orange.
I ended up with orange. Do you agree? I think the block looked to washed out without some orange.
Now there IS an inset seam in this quilt. Carries directions are very clear and make it easy, but I also did a photo tutorial below.
Cut all your shapes per the pattern. CAREFULLY read the sizes.
The first thing I'm going to do is make the flying geese. 4 at a time.
Now I will follow Carrie's pattern and sew the center square to the first row.
See the pin? That is how far I'll sew LEFT to the PIN. I will also BACK STITCH to secure the seam.
Add the next two sections.
Now you are ready for that inset seam, which is not hard.. I promise!
Hold back the top unit, and sew the 4th geese unit to the square.
Now place the TOP geese unit, right sides together with the block
I sew from the INSIDE to the outside as you can see in the bottom right photos. it works out great!
Read my interview with Carrie Nelson at the Aurifil Site HERE
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Did you like this tutorial done in 'group photos'?
Did that work for you?
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