Apple or Yellow Greens are the colour for this months Aurifil block designer – and I’m it!  I love my Aurifil threads and was chuffed when they asked me to be the October girl…

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This year this free BOM quilt is based on the colours of the Rainbow – and we are up to October already – but never fear you can go back and find all the previous months quite easily here

Growing up on a farm there were plenty of memories for inspiration for this colour – and it just so happened that my greens in the Basically Hugs range for P&B Textiles were also perfect to use.12wtaurifulthread

I, of course, had to include some English paper piecing (using EPP Iron-ons – iron on leave in epp papers) and a touch of whimsical embroidery using the 12wt threads.aurifulblockcloseIn the pattern I included a printable sheet for the templates you can print onto my Applique paper so you too can use the iron-on/leave-in method. applique paper cover sheets

aurifulblockflatlayIf you need help with the how-to’s of English Paper piecing I have several YouTube videos on my channel – go subscribe as there are more coming soon!epp the hugsnkisseswayOr I have a great Craftsy class which will take you through everything step by step…. if you click on the photo below it will take you to a 33% off link!


If you need help with embroidery stitches you can sign up to my free embroidery lessons right here.



So I hope you enjoy my block and would love to see them if you do happen to make it – Please share on Instagram (if you’re not following me its helen_stubbings)

and use the hashtag #stitchwithhelen so I can find you….



don’t forget to also share your blocks with Aurifil and you can win a full set of yummy threads… go here to see the details and follow Pat Sloan as she makes the blocks along the way.


happy stitching!

hugs from Helen

PS- forgot to tell you where to get it!

head to here to download the pattern.