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1st October Circle of Geese Block

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton, paper piecing template, machine

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What are you most proud of? That it actually worked out

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go really slowly, make sure you follow the numbers of each segment and don't cut fabric too big or too small. I wasted a lot of fabric doing this block but I imagine with practice you would use less. Make sure you use a very scant 1/4 inch seam in joining these blocks as there is no margin for error.

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Beautiful, Beth. I am really reluctant making this block after the other one being too big, I really have to make the pattern 96% smaller like another person said... so this one is just as big as necessary. I'll be careful thanks for mentioning it.

10/14/2012 Flag

Good luck Sylvie - this is the one I had the most trouble with, unpicked several times, I found using Amy's template worked okay but it was only when joining I measured and realised I needed very small seams after the First October blocks were very large. I look forward to seeing your block.

10/14/2012 Flag

Very nice.

10/14/2012 Flag

I haven't been back to the class to see discussion but it sounds like this block could be a bigger challenge. Great job here. What was your finished size and what adjustments did you make.

10/14/2012 Flag

Hi LinRupp - I just scraped 12 1/2 inches because I used really small seams I would say they were closer to just ove 1/8 inch. My problem from the beginning has been that I started using normal 1/4 inch seams till I hear Amy saying scant 1/4 so I have had to square all my blocks to 12 1/4 inch to make them all the same. That was the only adjustment - when I was joining the top 2 blocks, ditto the bottom, then the two rows I was very careful that the seam was very small.

10/14/2012 Flag

Beautiful and thanks for the tip:)

10/15/2012 Flag

Thank you desna and your are welcome.

10/15/2012 Flag