The unique asymmetrical design of Aurora will remind you of the Northern Lights and their undulating colors that dance across the sky. Two simple units create the Aurora design, and when you cut the centers for the Corner Beam units, the cutaways are used to create the side triangles of the V Block units. There are some cutaways left over, so a fun and easy bonus pattern called Twilight is also included in the pattern. It’s a great way to use up those extra pieces and have a fun bonus project to show for it!
Designed by the Running with Scissors Quilters.
We each have our own journey through life, full of many experiences that teach us and fill us with wonder. As you work through this quilt, we hope you find this journey just as inspirational as we did. You will use 8 different tools as you work your way through this project. Sections of the quilt are assembled several times during construction so that the final assembly is a breeze. This is the pattern only.
This tool is a must have if you like making quilts with these tall star point units. Sometimes known as “Peaky and Spike”, a nickname attached to the unit about 20 years ago by a famous quilter, Doreen Speckman, this particular shape has perplexed quilters forever. With Deb’s tool, which you can see used on our free online video demonstration (see below, also on YouTube), you’ll be cutting the center and side triangles slightly over sized and then with the same tool trimming the sewn piece to an extremely precise unit with seams perfectly placed for crisp, sharp points at every intersection. So think about adding this magnificent new tool to your toolbox, you’ll be glad you did.
Stars connected by chains look like the trail a comet leaves through space. Make your own trail through the stars using just two different sized V Blocks and an intersecting block that’s easy to construct. And you know what that means. You will have this project whipped up in no time!
From the designer, my daughter, Haley: Growing up in Vermont, my favorite sign of spring was snowdrop flowers popping out from under the snow. I always found the dichotomy between their delicate looks and their hearty resistance to the bitter cold of the Northeastern winters particularly striking. This quilt is inspired by these blooms, blossoming in the dark and cold, against all odds.