I had so much fun going through my scrap drawer and picking the perfect blues to go together. It really is a lot of fun to play with the contrast all in one color. And I used my lovely Aurifil threads for the beautiful blanket stitch around the applique. I wanted a nice contrast on the applique so I used 50 wt Medium Deft Blue #2783 on the white petals and my go to 50 wt White #2024 on the navy petal. I love how they just pop!!!
And you might have noticed by now that my center applique is not a cat as in the original pattern. So ya, I am totally afraid of cats (and dogs for that matter :) I know, silly right. I am working on it but the long and the short of it is that they scare me. So, rather than be reminded of my irrational fear every time I look at this quilt, I decided to change out the center applique. And wouldn't you know it, I had these awesome Impressions Templates from Fat Quarter Shop's December Sew Sampler box that I have so wanting to try out. And yup, they were awesome!!!
So that is my Aurifil January Block!!! You can find the Janet's fantastic pattern for this block right over here and then be sure to pop over here to read Janet's interview. She is such an amazing designer and it was so fun to get to read all about what inspires her designs!!!
Looking forward to February where we will be playing with Blue Violet!!! (I might have already started pulling fabrics I was so excited ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!