3 Fun Things for You to Check out…pattern writing, finish-a-long, Aurifil BOM

One of the things I love about the online community (no, blogs are NOT dead!) is all of the community projects that you can be a part of! Last week I introduced my Facets QAL which starts next week, and today I’m here to share a roundup of a few fun things my friends are doing.

#1 – Pattern Writing Series

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Cheryl, from Meadow Mist Designs just kicked off her pattern writing series which I know that many of you are interested in. Today, she’s introduced the 6 designers that are going to be part of each weekly roundtable discussion. It was fun putting together my thoughts on various topics, and I love how the series is going to go very in-depth in several areas. Each week will include 2-4 posts from Cheryl and the other designers. It’s going to be a wealth of information, and I’m sure I’ll learn a thing or two!

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Click here to keep up with the Pattern Writing Series.

#2 – Finish Along

Next, I’m one of the sponsors for the Finish Along, coordinated by Leanne from She Can Quilt. I’ll be offering a different prize each quarter, so be sure to sign up and link up your finishes! The Finish Along is also on Instagram at – you guessed it – @finishalong.

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Click here for the Finish A Long main page.

#3 – Aurifil Designer Block of the Month

Finally, I am proud to be one of the 2016 Aurifil Designers of the month. Pat Sloan and Aurifil have teamed up since 2011 to bring you fun free projects each month, so you can put your collection of Aurifil threads to work!

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The theme for 2016 is blue and white blocks, so each month, you’ll get a free block pattern from a different designer. (My month is March.) Heather Valentine kicks of January with her awesome block, Swirl Away, shown below.

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Click here to get directions to make the Swirl Away block.

What quilting groups and community projects will you be involved with this year?

4 thoughts on “3 Fun Things for You to Check out…pattern writing, finish-a-long, Aurifil BOM

  1. Tish says:

    I love the Aurifil BOM. This will be the 3rd year that I have followed along. One more to go and I will have all of last years mini’s completed. I love reading the interviews to get to know more about the designers. I look forward to your month and your block. And Cheryl’s pattern writing series…I have been anxiously awaiting it since she announced it. We get to learn from some of the best pattern writing Jedi’s around 😉

  2. Janet says:

    I’m doing the aurifil BOM- I was excited it is blue and white as I bought blue and white fabric last year on vacation in Kentucky as we visited several quilt shops- thank you dear husband!

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