Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot: October

Welcome to Month 10 of our Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot! If you are just joining us, we’re presenting a brand new version of one of our 2012 blocks on the last Thursday of every month. We’ve been loving the opportunity to work on our hand-stitching, particularly because it’s a fabulous on-the-go activity, particularly while traveling around the holidays (and for International Quilt Market)! Where is your favorite spot to hand-stitch?

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These blocks were originally made with Aurifil 12wt.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, or both AND to reconnect with some of our beloved Designers of the Month! So without further pause, let’s check out October’s block!

Amanda Woodward-Jennings of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and Hey Pork Chop! created her Boo! It’s October! block in October of 2012. She selected the image for this block because…

“I originally planned a fall embroidery but as I went through the layer cake I saw the black and the orange polka dots and knew I *had* to do something REALLY halloweenie! I absolutely adore Halloween, my wedding anniversary is the day before and I just loooooove it! I knew I wanted to draw some laurel branches and add in some x’s and french knots for texture. Then Ashleigh & I started brainstorming with bats, ghosts, pumpkins, etc. We ended up with this design! It’s really fun and I think it would be super cute on a trick or treat bag or tea towel!”

Amanda used our 12wt in the following colors to complete her block:

  • 2620 – BOO! Lettering  & x’s
  • 5016 – Green wreath
  • 2975 – Tan french knots
  • 1104 – Pumpkin
  • 1147 – Pumpkin top
  • 1133 – Candy Corn middle
  • 2135 – Candy Corn bottom
  • Black
  • White

Learn more about Amanda 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 & Guild Coordinator, also of  Young Texan Mama. Hilary used our Aurifloss to complete this block with the following featured colors:

  • 2024
  • 2145
  • 1135
  • 2882
  • 2240
  • 1147
  • 2582
  • 2692
  • 2625
  • 2600

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 Boo! It’s October! 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 October 29. Winner will be chosen and announced here on November 30, the date of our next block!

Original October 2012 DOM Post
Boo! It’s October! 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!

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