Our August Aurifil designer is the very talented Rebecca Bryan, her block is so cool! Learn more about how this project runs at our intro of the 2018 team
This years theme is blocks inspired by places. Rebecca's crazy story starts off the interview, she had a whirlwind of a time this past year!
The name of her block is Rooftops of Amsterdam. It took me back to my teens when we lived in Brussels and went to Amsterdam many times. When Rebecca and I chatted about her block we talked about her children moving to another country and all the adventures and learning they would have. I did the same at about the age of her children. Amsterdam is magical!
All the Designers are using Black & White with pop of color, and I'm doing the same for mine. so I dove deep into my basket and shoved in the bottom, all crumpled up, was this treasure. I call it 'vintage' but its actually only 10 or 12 yrs old.
I have 2 'Pro Tips' for your block
- The sizes of the strips are very similar so I cut them and placed them where they will be. I had to recut one, opps! It is easy to look at the wrong number, so check carefully.
Pro Tip #2
- First I sewed the left and right sections leaving that middle strip with the aqua as pieces.
- Then I put those parts on my design wall to see if the aqua color looked good with the other blocks. It didn't, so I cut new aqua pieces and took those 2 and made them 2.5" squares that went into my scrap system (read about that here)
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Looking good in the Neighborhood! Where can you find such unique blocks as our Aurifil project, not many places!
The Goodies I use
- Black and White Fabrics .. which I need to collect!
- The black & white stripe
- Aqua prints
- 50wt Aurifil thread, there are some great SALE packets!
Each month the Interview, download & Challenge Block entry are done at the Aurifil Website.
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