Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
InstructionsDon't be afraid to combine all that you have learned from all the great Craftsy courses in one of your quilts. Enjoy the creative journey.
Type of item: Functional
I used: - 2 of #16 Double Star August Block of the Month - 3 of Little Pieces Creations from the August Block of the Month - 6 of Craftsy - "BOM Buddies" free block pattern - 4. of painted rocket blocks - I used cotton material for the sashing. Lots of thread and bobins of thread - I used machine quilting stitch in the ditch for all the pieced blocks, and for 4 of the BOM buddies circles. - I used echo free motion machine quilting for the painted blocks. - 2 of the circles I made into secret pockets. - I used Amy's instructions for finishing the edge binding in November's instalment of "Block of the Month, 2012" course - I used: page 11, snails or spiral's from: Melody Johnson's handbook of "Really Free Motion Machine Quilting Designs."
What was your inspiration?
- I was inspired by: Craftsy - free, "Block of the Month 2012" course
# there will be anothr in 2013. check out Craftsy.
- I was inspired by: Craftsy - "BOM Buddies" free block pattern
- I was inspired by: Craftsy - "Creative Quilt Backs" free course
I learned from Elizabeth how to pay attention to the back of a quilt.
I used Quilt as you go method, but I made this a balanced creative quilt back.
What are you most proud of?
A Spacey Quilt
This quilt will be enjoyed by a six year old boy, Denver Bonertz received his quilt for Christmas. He was thrilled.
This quilt was inspired by: Painted rocket blocks helping to make a theme for a boys quilt. Then I brain stormed - Rockets, Stars, Planets, and Spaces.
The rocket blocks dictated the color of the background and joining strips.
I prayed for enough material in these colors to carry this through.
My friend Sarah brought me a bag of material just the right colors, and just as I was about to start this quilt.