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Alternate August 2013 BOM

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Alternate August BOM 2013 block

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 taught by Laura Nownes

Learn new quilting techniques, make new friends and create a sampler quilt! Laura Nownes demonstrates 10 fabulous blocks and numerous techniques in this FREE class.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Whimsical, Funky
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What materials did you use? 2013 BOM kit fabrics. Cotton thread. Drafting paper, ruler, pencil, eraser, paper cutting scissors, fabric glue, and highlighters. All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool book (used a chart of triangle diagonals when drafting).

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What are you most proud of? Drafing this was quite easy for me using skills Laura taught in the 2013 BOM. The more I draft the happier I am I stuck to learning how. I used a 1:2 ratio based on an 8 inch square draft. Each one inch translates to two inches. I also adjusted the width of the sashing to achieve the right size block. The assembly went smooth and all the lattice sashing lined up with no problems at all. It is also less than 1/8 inch larger than 16 1/2 flower basket block. I'm learning more and more about being precise!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid of drafting. I used a 1 to 2 scale so I could draw the block on one piece of graphing paper. If you're using a ratio remember to account for it when measuring for seam allowances. To be safe add a bit if you''re not sure. It can always be trimmed. I made a second draft that I cut up to help determine the block assembly which proved very helpful. Use scraps on a photo copy to audition fabrics.

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I love your alternate August block! How clever you are! I'm still in awe of your 3-D transparent Tumbling blocks and hope to make some of them soon. way to go, Designer!

07/31/2013 Flag

Thank you very much Carolyn! Look forward to your tumbling blocks :D

08/01/2013 Flag

Love, love this one. Who's designer of fabrics? Am looking for the oblong circles for another quilt. Your combinations are super! Btw, we moved to the mountains after a zillion yrs in Tampa. Son still lives there and works in Riverview. Good luck this hurricane season :-).

08/02/2013 Flag

Thank you framejml208547! I'm using the Class Kit fabrics by Riley Blake. You can find all the details in the Class Materials document. I'm in the midst of getting season ready - grew up in Ft. Lauderdale and the Keys - so have some experience :D

08/02/2013 Flag

PS: There are two collections: Spot On and Metro Living - the green is in the Metro line.

08/03/2013 Flag

Wow!!! Jean.... you are amazing, I am in awe of your skills. I so want to make this block it is super. This is going to be one class quilt.

08/21/2013 Flag

Thanks again Desna! I really enjoyed this one. It was a lot of fun start to finish :D

08/21/2013 Flag

Jean, you are a genius! I love this block, and your comments about drafting remind me that I skipped the March lesson.... I had sketched out the block on graph paper, when life intervened. You inspire me to go back and finish the lesson on drafting. Obviously a valuable skill to know, from the looks of your amazing block. You really out-did yourself on this one! <3<3<3

08/24/2013 Flag

As always Di thanks for your kindness. Laura was gracious to help me one on one via email as I struggled with initial drafting. She got me started on drafting a shop hop block I love in a smaller size. Its the neatest thing to see something and draft a block around the idea. I could not have done this without drafting skills. Hope you end up liking it as much as I.

08/25/2013 Flag

Wonderful, again! You are no longer a newbie, you are a pro!

09/04/2013 Flag

Thanks again kmc75 but I still have lots to learn! :-)

09/05/2013 Flag