Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
InstructionsUse Starch to keep the block a little stiff while you cut and sew this block. The starch makes this block so much easier to assemble this block. When sewing the one half to the other half with the strip between it can help to lay against a window with the light shining behind (or a light table) for lining up the parts. (I also tried this block again and it lays much better with seams open.)
Type of item: Functional
Style: Funky, Hipster, Mod
Craftsy Summersault 6' charms pack, sky blue wave print for outer border and back, white swirl print for sashing & blocks, teal dot print for inner border & binding, and cotton thread & batting.
What was your inspiration?
Because of technical difficulties with Craftsy & my computer I had only made it as far as Block 1 at the time I started this project mid-year. After the block was explained the teacher made an off hand comment "I bet this would be a great block for an entire quilt" so I thought why not do one?!
What are you most proud of?
The project is completed. lol! I tried a new stitch from Leah Day's FMQ Project and I encountered all sorts of road blocks (tension issues, running out thread, hand cramping, and so on) that I actually threw thw quilt down at one point and kicked it like a two-year old! BUT even though its not perfect I kept with the project (as soon as thread arrived via post).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
STARCH! I used a lot of it in this project. I also actually liked how much better these blocks turned out when I ironed the seams open rather than to the side as I had previously done in this particular quilt. Did I mention starch? I also noticed that although I used spray basting because there are so many nooks on the back you may want to pin in a few areas as well to save frustrations over areas that do not stay down!