Aurifil 2016 January Designer of the Month, Heather Valentine

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Aurifil4colI shared my news on Instagram, but I think I neglected to mention it here on the blog. I was invited to be an Aurifil Designer of the Month for 2016. Of course I said yes because I am a huge Aurifil fan! I use Aurifil exclusively for my quilting.

Pat Sloan has put together an amazing team of designers this year.  If you don’t follow these people already, you will want to!
Jan -Heather Valentine – The Sewing Loft
Feb – Kari Carr
Mar – Christa Watson
Apr – Kate Spain
May – Amy Friend
June – Jacquelynne Steves
July – Wendy Sheppard
Aug – Angela Walters
Sept – Lynn Krawczyk
Nov – Katarina Roccella
Dec – Amanda Herring

Over the course of the year, designers will share patterns for 12″ blocks in blue and white.  At the end of the year, you will have a quilt top!  Along the way, you have a chance to win a box of Aurifil thread, valued at $120 just by posting a picture of your block to this Flickr group.

Aurifil 2016 Design Team January Heather Valentine650

We are starting off 2016 with a block designed by Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft.

Finished Block

I like the way Heather used value in this block.  If you’d like to make it and read more about Heather, you can find all this information on the Aurifil Blog.