One of my best jobs is to be the host of Aurifil's Designer Block of the Month program! From inviting the designers, to working with them to do the interviews, to making their awesome blocks, I have such fun each year! Today I'm EQUALLY excited to be able to post on May 1st.. what a kick off to the month!
So let's get to it!
Today I'm sharing a bit of auditioning for my version of Jackie Kunkel's block
I cut out the pieces... now let's see how they look
A wee bit of auditioning..
mmm.. maybe I should use Jackie's block as a reference.. what do you think?
Here is Jackie's block, which I so happen to have here in my studio.
I like this... let's go sew!
Jackie has you do oversized squares for making HST. If you want to cut your squares at 4.5" x 4.5" you will have a bit less to trim.
Layout Opt 1.
let's look at another
Layout Option 2
I like this one better as the purple makes additional star points.. sweet!
This is an alternate way to assemble the block. Jackie has you try inset seams, but you can also do it this way if you are not up for that.. wink!
And my May block! You are going to LOVE her song that inspired this.. one of MY all time favorites!
And all my blocks together! Now is when I really start my color planning as the 'mystery' blocks come each month. Should I repeat the cherries? Add more blue? need purple?
Fun? why of course it is!
I am using my Eat Your Fruits and Veggies fabric.. CLICK HERE for where to buy
CLICK HERE to my Interview with Jackie and to download the free block! And see what the prize winners receive.. it's NOT a wimply prize.. believe me!
CLICK HERE and put your block into the Flickr pool to be in the running to win a BOX of thread!
What Fabric would you add more of next time?