Adventure in Color Block 1 for this year’s Quilt Along project is here!
Today Aurōra – Block 1 of Luminous is available!
Why did we call our block Aurōra?
Aurōra is the Roman goddess of dawn. She represents the first light of day, renewal and hope.
Aurōra renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the Sun.
Our Aurōra blocks are scattered across the quilt as if they are flying!
Luminous Quilt Along Project: Block 1 Tips
The Aurora block has half square triangle (HST) units in it. If you need any tips on making HST units, refer to my blog post (or Tammy’s) from last week.
Both Tammy and I prefer to cut our pieces a little oversized and trim down and in the pattern we do tell you the sizes to cut if you want to cut a little oversize AND we have an awesome handout included with Block 1 called Tucker Instructions that show you how to use the Tucker Trimmer to trim down your block.
I suggest marking all your blocks and then chain sewing the HST units for all the blocks at once.
Another tip I have is to rotate press the intersections of your block. In this blog post from last week, I showed you how to rotate press and it really helps the block to lay flat.
So try it!
Today we have a great giveaway for you from SCHMETZ needles: they have given us a collection of needles and a copy of their booklet on their needles!
How nice is that? Thank you SCHMETZ!!!
I recently did a blog post on needles and SCHMETZ needles are my go to needles. They have a lot of great information on their website on sizes and uses for their needles. And they have an app you can pull up on your phone. So many ways to make sure you are using the right needle for the job!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.
Giveaways open to those in the US only; sorry! Shipping costs are just so prohibitive. No purchase necessary to enter giveaways.
How to get Block 1?
You will be making more than one of Block 1 but you have 3 weeks until the next post for Block 2!
The Block 2 post will be on February 19th and Tammy will have some tips for that block over on her blog. But don’t worry, I will be showing you my block right here and will have a link to Tammy’s post as well.
Want to get an up close look at Tammy’s Block 1? Click here to go to her post!