Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot: May

Welcome to Month 5 of our Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot! On the last Thursday of every month, we’re presenting a brand new version of one of our 2012 blocks. We’ve been loving the opportunity to work on our hand-stitching, particularly as the weather shifts and we’re able to take it outside! Where have you taken your blocks? Do you have a favorite spot to do your hand-stitching?

Aurifil offers 270 stunning colors of both our 100% Cotton 12wt thread and Aurifloss, our 100% Cotton 6-strand floss. This year long stitch-along is a wonderful excuse to give some of those colors a try. 😉

Original 2012 Designer of the Month Quilt Setting

These blocks were originally made with Aurifil 12wt. Would you believe that our floss hadn’t yet been introduced in 2012? We love that this reboot gives us the opportunity to try the blocks out with either a new thread, a new color way (hello B&W!), or both AND to reconnect with some of our beloved Designers of the Month! So without further pause, let’s check out May’s block!

Anna of Thimbleanna created her Maypole Dance block in May of 2012. She selected the image for this block because…

“I’ve always loved the Maypole. I have a very vague first-grade memory of a maypole set up on the playground and they taught us to dance around and weave the ribbons. It’s a tradition that I wish we still kept in our schools. So, lucky me, I’m Miss May in the Aurifil Block of the Month!”

What fond memories of Spring do you have from your childhood?

Anna used our 12wt in a range of 8 colors for this original block:

  • 2605 gray
  • 2810 teal
  • 2240 orange
  • 1125 dark blue
  • 2024 white
  • 2140 gold
  • 5016 green
  • 2225 coral

Learn more about Anna and her block in the original post, right here.

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We were lucky to again work with the lovely Hilary Jordan, Aurifil’s Social Media Coordinator, also of  Young Texan Mama. Hilary used our Aurifloss to complete this block with the following featured colors:  1320, 4182, 1135, 2255, 2415, 1231, 2455, 2145, 2145, & 2605. What a fun update to Anna’s block!

And because we love giveaways… Stitch up the block and upload it via the linky party below for a chance to win! Each month, we’ll randomly select a winner to win one small Designer Aurifloss Collection. Who doesn’t love free thread (especially when partnered with such delightful free block patterns?)

So, in the words of our DOM Queen, Pat Sloan… Let’s Go Sew!!

Stitch up your very own version of Maypole Dance and upload a photo of your block to our linky party. We’ll randomly select one winner per month to receive a small box of our 100% Cotton 6-strand Aurifloss. Simply click on the button below to head to our link party page to add your block image. Entries will be accepted until 11:55pm on June 28. Winner will be chosen and announced here on June 29, the date of our next block!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Bette!! Thank you to all for stitching along with us:). 

Original April 2012 DOM Post
April Showers Pattern
Aurifil Patterns Page

January — Roseann Kermes/Rosebud’s Cottage
February — Sherri Falls/This and That Patterns
March — Victoria Findlay Wolfe
April — Gail Pan
May — Thimbleanna
June — Pam Kitty Morning
July — Sarah Fielke
August — Bari J.
September — Amy Ellis
October — Amanda Woodward-Jennings/The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
November — Emily Cier/Carolina Patchworks
December — Lizzie B Cre8ive

Run by industry darling, Pat Sloan, the Aurifil Designer of the Month Program has been a mainstay of the Auribuzz blog since 2011. Each year, Pat brings together a new team of top-notch Designers, featuring one per month throughout the year. Posts generally share an interview, some fabulous images of projects made, studio spaces and more, a FREE block + a chance to win Aurifil thread. At the end of every year, Pat shares a suggested quilt setting. It is a great way to get to know new designers, to try new techniques, to share in a quilt along experience, and to do some collaborative quilting!

To find all of our DOM patterns, please visit:


  1. I remember doing a play in school where we decorated a pole and did a dance around the pole. It wove the tails of the pole in a beautiful braid all around the pole… but if one personmissed, the river or under, you could tell there was a hiccup in the design. I love this Maypole design.

  2. I love it too and after a 40 year hiatus away from embroidering, I am loving it again! I have so many ideas of gifts for my grown daughters and granddaughters….(I have no sons or grandsons!)

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