August's Aurifil Block of the Month is BARI'S!!! Bari's pretty rad, I got to meet her at Sewing Summit last year and she's pretty hilarious!
She has a really neat blog called We Love French Knots that is all about hand stitching, full of tutorials and neat links. Her main blog is here & she just finished all these really neat projects from her new line of fabric, LillyBelle! I'm totally out of the fabric loop and somehow missed this line (maybe I'm living under a rock?!), it's BEAUTIFUL! I have my eye on some of these prints, especially the navy and mustard ones, just really pretty! And I really love Art Gallery's base cloth, it's quite nice!
She's designed a cute block with a lily on it! Awesome!
If you stitch up Bari's or any of the other Aurifil Designer's Blocks, be sure to add them to the flickr group (which is BURSTING with cute stuff!) and if they pick your block, you can win thread! best!!!
I recently used the 12 wt cotton in my sewing machine for some free motion quilting, you can read about it here, so even if you don't do a lot of hand work, it's really versitile for both!