My Aurifil BOM 2017 Finish

Last January, I started Aurifil’s seventh annual Block-of-the-Month quilt, featuring blocks made by some of their designers! The year’s theme was rainbow, and since I’d never made a rainbow quilt, I was excited to try!

I used the Bread N Butter collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics. I love the bright colors and happy florals! (See more about my individual blocks here.) I sewed and quilted with Aurifil 50 weight thread in a variety of colors.

I pieced the blocks together with white-and-black polka dot sashing. I used my scraps of fabric for the sashing squares and a scrappy binding. I love the effect the rainbow binding has on the quilt!

I even pieced the backing with leftover fabrics mixed with black-and-white prints to really help the colors pop!

I sewed straight lines down the quilt approximately 3/8″ apart using Aurifil 50-wt in a light gray (color 2600). The light gray easily blended with all the fabrics.

As a nice surprise, January’s weather gave me a weekend of 50-degree temperatures, so I used that excuse to get outside and take pictures of this in the sun!

This quilt was also the first number picked for the American Patchwork & QuiltingUFO Challenge. It’s not too late to join if you need motivation to finish some projects!

Thanks for joining me for “happy hour,”


I’d love to connect on Instagram! Find me at @lindsmayland.

1 Comment

  1. What a beautiful quilt I .ike how the colors pay well with each otjer and are accentuated by the quilting. I hadn’t thought of using a neutral gray for quilting and it blends wel. Thank you the inspiration.


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