I’m Designer, Author, Talk Show host Pat Sloan.
In 2010 I created the first original Block of the month for Aurifil and it was so much fun we’ve done it ever year since! 2019 is the start of my 9th year running this super fun program. Learn more about how it works at our intro of the 2019 team
This year we challenged each designer to create a block inspired by ‘A tradition’ and I asked them to use red & white fabrics with just a splash of a color of their choice.
We kick off our fun filled year with Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes. I’ve been following her work for years. She is so talented! Beverly creates loads of darling, very doable, projects. I’m very fond of her sweet hoop projects. So easy to change out and decorate with. We are super luck that she now does fabric for Riley Blake and had her first book come out a few weeks ago.
Listen to our chat HERE on my Podcast. We talk about the embroidery hoops!
visit Beverly’s FlamingoToes
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Remember we have a Challenge portion of our Designer of the Month interview.
Each month we select one random winner to receive a 12 LARGE spool BOX of Aurifil thread for just making the challenge block and sharing it! Details at the end plus last month’s winner!
Let’s get to know Beverly!
Where do you live and what is your favorite spot there?
I live just north of Nashville near a little town called White House, TN! We love it – after living in California for 9 years, living in a small town with lots of trees and space is perfect for us!
When was your FIRST quilt sighting? Did it inspire you to start quilting?
Quilting has been in my family for generations! We always had quilts on our beds and most of us in the family have heritage quilts as well. I have a wedding ring quilt that my great grandmother made that I absolutely love. I did mostly apparel sewing when I was younger though I did make a few quilts in college for friends. Since then I’ve grown to love it and now I’d much rather be quilting than sewing clothes. So much cozier! 🙂
Have you had a ‘light bulb’ moment in making
For the longest time I felt guilty about taking my quilt to a long-arm quilter. I thought that if I didn’t do that step I wasn’t a real quilter! I’ve gotten over that though – I can get so many more quilts made if I’m not having to quilt them (and recover from the quilting) myself.
Do you have a favorite quilt you made or a technique that you do?
Picking a favorite quilt is a little like picking a favorite child isn’t it? 🙂 I think my favorite right now is the Stars and Windows quilt. It’s the quilt pattern I designed to go with my first fabric line that came out last year. It was so fun to design a pattern to show off those fabrics!
What does your studio look like, and what would you change in it?
My studio is my favorite room in the house – though it needs some work! It’s a converted sunroom so there is tons of light and space. I’ve added in a mix of repurposed and vintage furniture to the space for my sewing table, cutting table and storage. I have a post planned this year to show it off finally!
What is new in the land of Bevelry?
I’m so excited about my newest fabric collection, Vintage Keepsakes, coming out this month! It’s inspired by the vintage embroideries and doilies that I adore, all in pretty pinks, aquas, red and grays. I also have a new book with Nancy’s Notions called Vintage Home Sewing! It includes 8 fun projects to make for your home that have a sweet vintage style!
What is on your play list?
A little of everything! I listen to a lot of movie soundtracks, Frank Sinatra and Maroon 5 – depending on my mood!
What do you collect?
I love any kind of antiques but one of my favorite new collections is my vintage Walking Ware dishes. They were made in England in the 70’s and they are so adorable. Every piece has little socks and shoes – so the cups and even plates stand on little feet! I just adore them.
Are you a Dog, Cat or other animal person?
I’m a dog and cat and chicken person – well I’m basically great with any animal I can convince my husband to get. (I’m working on trying to get goats right now!) For right now we have two dogs, a cat and four chickens. This is Sadie and Alice – our biggest trouble makers. Sadie likes to take her own selfies. 🙂
What is your Favorite Book?
I’m an AVID Harry Potter fan! If I had to pick a favorite book (and that’s a little like picking my favorite quilt) I’d have to say that series is my favorite!
Favorite Snack food?
Jelly belly jelly beans! And I love every flavor but the popcorn ones. The bottom of every one of my jars is filled with sad little white, popcorn flavored jellybeans. 🙂
About your block – What Tradition are you celebrating?
My quilt block is inspired by that wedding ring quilt of my great-grandmothers! I absolutely love vintage quilt designs but I don’t often have time to do the hand piecing for them. I’ve made this updated wedding ring block to have a similar look to a wedding ring block but it’s pieced instead! I used my new Vintage Keepsakes fabric too– I love that it give it a little of a vintage look as well.
DOWNLOAD Beverly’s wedding ring quilt block
Visit Beverly at:
- Blog: https://flamingotoes.com
- Facebook: https://facebook.com/flamingotoes
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/flamingotoes
- Shop: https://flamingotoesshop.com/
Each year I make the Aurifil blocks in a totally different set of fabrics. This is my group for the year.
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Oh, do get goats! We are a dog, cat, chicken, miniature horses, and, for the last six months, goat family, and I have to tell you, goats are just so loving and friendly and peaceful! When I want to have “a moment of zen”, I go out and hang out with the goats. True story. Our boys are such a sweet, loving addition to our family–we could not love them more.
Oh that’s so fun Beth!! I am dying for them. Finger crossed it works out soon!
I’m not doing the sew-along, but I am doing your block. Love it!
Thanks Karen!! I’m so glad you like it!
What pattern is the quilt above the Stars and Windows in this post? It’s a mock-double-wedding ring and I need to have it! I am currently working on 2 Stars and Windows quilts by Flamingo Toes, and I have LOVED the process. The instructions are easy, and I’ve really enjoyed each part of the process so far.
Thanks Emma! The pattern is the Diamond and Rings Quilt in my Vintage Home Sewing book – you can find it at Nancy’s Notions. https://www.nancysnotions.com/vintage-home-sewing-book.html
I’m so glad you like the Stars and Windows pattern too – that’s so great!!
It’s been a while since I uploaded anything and I find that I made two submissions. Oh well, It was fun making the block.
Thanks so much for making it Ann!
Uploading mine tonight. I loved making this block. And can’t wait for another. Although there needed to be 10 -2 1/2 square blocks. (:
My girls both helped make this one.