Thursday, January 6, 2011

Leaves of Green: A free pattern!

This month, I am Designer of the Month for Aurifil thread, and my Leaves of Green pattern (shown above) is available as a free download on the Aurifil blog. Pat Sloan, who is organizing the Designer of the Month program for Aurifil, did a little write-up on me, and the link to the PDF download is at the end of the post. (By the way, Pat Sloan is a sweetheart… she is one of the nicest and most energetic quilters I have ever met.)

I made Leaves of Green using needleturn appliqué, but you could use a fusible or machine appliqué technique.  The 25 little 6" blocks are a perfect portable project, and the simple shapes are easy to appliqué, so it would be a great project for a beginner. 

 I quilted it with an overall leaf design to add lots of texture. 

Each month, Pat will be writing about another designer who is offering another free pattern. If you make the project and share your photos in the Flickr account set up for the Designer of the Month program, you have a chance to win fabulous packages of Aurifil thread! So please stay tuned… it is going to be fun! 

And to make it even more fun, I’m going to be giving away a pack of Aurifil minispools (shown above) each month when the new project is announced. Just leave me a comment here to tell me what you think of Leaves of Green, and I'll pull a name at random next Friday, Jan. 14 at noon. The sampler pack includes great colors in different weights.
We have a winner: Corinne from upstate NY!