Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
InstructionsDefinately watch the videos and print out the instructions. There are tons of great tips and techniques but remember at the end of the day its your project so complete it how you feel most comfortable.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Funky, Whimsical
Cotton Prints and Batiks
What was your inspiration?
I decided that 2013 needed to be about using up my stash of material left over from other projects and fabric that I bought whithout a project in mind. I found the 2012 Block of the Month on Craftsy and it looked like a fun project to learn a few things and use up the crazy collection of fabric I had on hand.
What are you most proud of?
This is way out of the box for me, I love working with bright, fun and different fabrics but to put them all in one quilt without coordinating it was difficult. I had some black and some white fabric but not enough of either to use as the background for the whole quilt so I did half dark and half light. When I did each block i focused on making it look nice and didn't focus on the overall quilt. I tried to use a material for the sashing that would tie everything together. I am also going to take Leah Day's Craftsy class to quilt it, this will be the largest project I have Free Motion Quilted.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Dive right in and have fun with it, there is so much room to make it unique.