Aurifil Designer of the Month

I'm so proud to share the news that I am Aurifil's Designer of the Month for March 2019!


Each year Aurifil hand picks 12 designers for their prestigious 'Block of the Month' programme, with each designer coming up with an original block design following a central theme. This year's theme is 'Traditions' - we were asked to use red and white fabrics to create a block inspired by a tradition.


Where I live in Adelaide, South Australia, March is harvest time (think September for those of you from the northern hemisphere) and that’s the tradition that keeps us busy! As well as wine grapes a lot of different varieties of fruit and other crops are grown in the surrounding farmland – this region is often referred to as the ‘food bowl’ of Australia. March is vintage time for all the vineyards surrounding us and for a couple of weeks every year the town comes to life at night with most of the grape picking taking place at night. We are talking hundreds of thousands of tons of grapes, so it’s all hands to deck time! We ourselves have a 50 tree fruit orchard on our farm where we grow lots of different types of fruit. Our fruit picking starts in March and continues through till April and May. I designed this block to represent our newly adopted tradition of joining in harvest time with the rest of our town at this time of year.


The fabrics I have used in my block are from my 'Summer Blush' collection for Riley Blake Designs, which is  available in stores worldwide.


Visit the Aurifil blog where you can download the free pattern for my 'harvest' block (as well as all the other blocks published so far) where you will also find an in depth interview with me about my home life and my work! Here are some of the images from the interview.


There is also a challenge you can take part in to win a 12 large spool box of Aurifil thread - just make my 'harvest' block above and share it on social media.  I'm told only 25-30 people enter the challenge every month so the odds of winning this awesome prize are pretty great! You can find all the details on how to enter on Aurifil's blog. Good luck!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful block! Thank you for the peek inside your world. You do live in a beautiful part of a country that excels at beautiful! I've only visited Perth and a bit of the west coast, but taking the time to drive around Australia is on my bucket list!

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  2. What a lovely block and post! Enjoy the weekend!

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  3. It was so lovely to read all about you, Sedef. I have been a fan of your blog and your style for quite a while. I think I'll have to visit your part of the world some day! It seems heavenly.

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