Hi I’m Pat Sloan the Aurifil Designer of the Month coordinator. I’d like to give you some background on our challenge this year.
Pat Bravo at Art Gallery designed a wonderful line of fabric called “Rock and Romance”. She has given each of the 12 designers a 10″ x 18″ cut of each of the 6 fabrics above. What a yummy set of fabrics to play with!
Each Designer has been challenged to use some of these fabrics PLUS one other fabric of their choice to create a pieced block. The pieced block needs to be inspired by a Rock and Roll song! How fun is this?
I have the six fabrics above with yardage of the Large floral, medium floral, Peach and the the two additional fabrics above. (my yardage below)
Many of you would love a supply list, but since this is a challenge. I don’t know how much yardage to tell you as I don’t know what fabrics each designer will use.
What I can give you is this… if each designer used the same 10″ x 18″ in their block. Then I would approximate 1 yd. to be used of that most popular fabric.
If you want to stash build.. buy 1 yd of each of these. THEN you will add something from your stash, like the designers are, to compliment the blocks. What you don’t use can go into your stash or be used for the back.
- RR-4409 Femme Metale Chrome
- RR-4401 Stardust Dawn
- RR-4405 Vinyl Charms Scarlet
- RR-4403 Haze of Rock
- RR-4404 Rebel Cherie Kisses
- RR-4406 Ashen Rose Smoke
I can’t design the setting until I start to see the blocks and which fabrics are used. What I don’t use for the setting will go into a pieced back. This is the yardage I have (some duplicated from above) to use for setting and binding the quilt.
- 2 yds RR-4400 Wild Heart Daring – I will use this one for the border
- 1.5 yds RR-4503 Haze of Love
- 1.5 yds RR-4508 Stardust Midnight
- 1 yds RR-4401 Stardust Dawn
- 1 yd RR-4409 Femme Metale Chrome – I will use this one for binding
CLICK HERE to see the full fabric line
Erin Russek of “One Piece at a Time” is truly an amazing designer. She often works in applique with lots of pieced touches. Her work is very symmetrical and perfectly laid out. I covet her skills, really I do!! Erin blogs about her quilting adventures and she has a new full time job at McCall’s magazine, a dream job don’t you think?
Erin participated in our Aurifil Blog Hop and her block is in the center of the quilt she is holding above.. so pretty! (you can find that quilt pattern on the Aurifil FREE pattern Page)
EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a block.. that person will receive a special Aurifil thread prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our Flickr page in the winner topics.
You can make ANY of the 2013 blocks to be in the running (and we hope you make them all!). Share your photos at our Flickr Folder… we can’t WAIT to see what you do!
Let’s Meet Erin!