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Aurifil 2015 Designer of the Month: Kimberly Jolly

Hi everyone! It’s Kimberly here and March is one of my favorite months of the year (besides being my birthday month), since I happen to be this month’s Aurifil Designer of the Month! I’ve made both of the mini quilts from January and February and cannot wait to show you my mini quilt for March!

After sewing my Snapshots quilt, I wanted to use my leftover Daysail scraps and came up with RipplesMy mini is made with simple half-square triangles and flying geese. Each ring gets to show off its own colors, and the slightly off-centeredness makes it feel fresh. 

The Ripples quilt pattern is available for you FREE over at the Aurifil blog along with a super fun interview by one of my favorite quilters, Pat Sloan. If you want to create my version of this mini quilt, we created quilt kits with a free Aurifil mini spool included so you can start sewing!

Just when you think we’re done, Aurifil was kind enough to send us 200 Aurifil mini spools to giveaway! We’re giving away 10 spools to 20 people! To enter our giveaway, head on over to the Aurifil blog (don’t forget to leave some love there!) and answer our question below on our Rafflecopter. 

Thank you so much for joining us and I can’t wait to see your mini creations! Please use #AurifilDesignerMysteryBOM2015 on instagram so I can check out your progress! 


  1. Sweet Tea seems to be your favorite snack, or what you crave. I love the mini design. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  2. Kimberley's favourite snack isn't a snack at all – it's sweet tea. 🙂

    Love the mini. I'm looking forward to making it.

  3. Kimberly's favorite snack is sweet tea. Also I wanted to say I haven't been participating in the Snapshots BOM but this month's Kettle Block was too cute to pass up and is destined to be a mini quilt for my kitchen wall. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  4. Sweet tea… and cupcakes must be a close second! As the warmer weather is approaching…that sounds pretty refreshing. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. Sweet tea! I would love to visit that cupcake trailer though! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

  6. It looks like the answer is "Sweet Tea", but I didn't get a question so is it: "What does Kimberley crave?" ???? Loving the mini kit – it falls perfectly within the lowest International shipping bracket! Brilliant!! ????

  7. Love your mini quilt…I am making a few this month! Kimberly's favorite snack is sweet tea… But I know she loves her hot chocolate too! Lol!

  8. Sweet Tea! Oh my I would love to win some Aurifil thread!! It is my favorite! I tried it last year for the first time and I haven't gone back since!

  9. Kimberly loves sweet tea, and I really like this design. I know which fabrics and colors I'll use already! Thanks for the fun.

  10. Kimberly loves Sweet Tea and cupcakes 🙂 I am trying to break my sweet tea habit…ugh, must drink more water!

  11. Kimberly 's favorite snack is sweet. I would love the opportunity to win Aurifil thread, it's my favorite thread.

  12. I love Kimberly's favorite thread colors and the monthly pattern is so sweet and summery! Goes perfect with some sweet tea on a sunny porch!

  13. She didn't have a snack, she said she loves sweet tea! If I hadn't read the interview, I'd have guessed 'Layer Cake', of course.

  14. Sweet Tea, you know you can leave a space for people to enter their answer on Rafflecopter, makes it more fun!

  15. I would have to say her favorite snack is cupcakes since a stop a Hey Cupcake is a mainstay for her and her kids. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  16. Your mini is fabulous and I've already got my focus fabric picked out for mine. I love to do a block of the month every year and this mini quilt of the month is a fabulous idea! Your favorite snack is sweet tea! Thanks for the chance to win. I love Aurifil!

  17. Sweet tea! I love the sewing machine block from Snapshots. I think I'm going to make a wall hanging of that block!

  18. I would love the opportunity to win and try out this thread. I have heard a lot about it online, but is hard to come by in the UK. Fingers crossed ! 😀

  19. I grew up in Texas and I remember a couple that used to bowl with my Dad….Kat and Wynn Jolly. I was wondering if there is any relation? I love Aurifil thread and I am really enjoying your YouTube videos. Keep them up.

  20. Would love to win the thread so I could try it out.
    Thank you for the mini pattern. Hope to make it soon.

  21. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of my favourite thread. I believe sweet tea is Kimberley's favourite! Oh also I just love your 'Storyteller'block of the month.

  22. I love the blue and yellow quilt. I will not hold the sweet tea against you since you like those color combinations. I like lemon in my iced tea.

  23. Sweet Tea! Love the Mini, Kimberly… Simple blocks in a fun design and colors. Thank you and thanks to Aurifil.

  24. Sweet tea, but I'm thinking you need something baked to go along with it…I don't drink tea so I don't know. Do crumpets work with sweet tea? Maybe a nice shortbread.

  25. I love Quilting and small projects. Wish I had all the time in the world but alas, I need to earn money to buy more fabric (and Aurifil)!