Thursday, February 16, 2017

Aurifil Designer of the Month!

Dutch Treat Block & Supplies

I was thrilled to have been asked to join Aurifil's seventh year of their Designer of the Month Challenge & Interview series hosted by my fabulous friend, Pat Sloan! February is my assigned month and yesterday Aurifil shared my interview, along with the block pattern I designed on the Auribuzz blog. I hope you'll check it out!

Dutch Treat Block

For this year's challenge we're celebrating the rainbow and Pat assigned each designer a color from the color wheel to create their block in. Mine landed on Blue-Purple and I'm pretty thrilled with what this pretty color inspired!

Blue-Purple Mosaic

My assigned shade of purple had me thinking of Summer blooms right away -- Hydrangeas, Delphinium, and Hyacinth flowers, so I knew my block design had to be a play on a pieced floral pattern. While I was searching for images to include in the color mosaic I created above, I stumbled upon the prettiest picture of a field of purple tulips in Holland that became my main inspiration for creating my block, Dutch Treat!

Blue-Purple Threads & Fabrics

Blue-Purple Block

You can download the free pattern towards the end of the interview, and by entering your block on Pat's blog you could win a box of Aurifil! My partner in pattern designing these days, Sharon Holland helped to make the PDF amazing with her incredible writing and graphic design skills. I think it's pretty special and hope you enjoy making this block as much as I did!

As always, be sure to let me know if you give it a go! Feel free to find & tag me on Instagram if you make & share one of your own Dutch Treat block, or you're always welcome to share the things you make using my project tutorials and/or fabrics on my Facebook page Maureen Cracknell Handmade!

Happy sewing, friends!  ♡ Maureen


  1. Love this block!! Tulips are my favorite flower.

  2. Gorgeous block! I love the fabric choices! Purples and Blues are my favourite colours :)

  3. Love your block!! All my favorite colors!! <3

  4. Thank you for being part of our Design team this year!

  5. Congratulations on being chosen as part of the design team! Love the Aurifil Design of the Month Blocks and look forward to seeing who the designer is. Each bring their own personality with them in their blocks and make for a beautiful quilting journey for the year. Love your block design and especially love that fabric!


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