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Asterisk Block

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Summersault Asterisk Quilt--Front

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Functional
Style Funky, Hipster
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What materials did you use? 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.

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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).

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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!

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Worth the effort. It looks super

10/01/2012 Flag

Love your colors! It's so fresh! You've inspired me to try this one! Great job!

10/03/2012 Flag

I actually bought the 6" charm Squares off of Craftsy deals! I was trying to find fabrics that I had not used or seen before.

10/03/2012 Flag