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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 Ethnic
Joana Oliveira on

What materials did you use? African wax prints

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Quite dazzling! Love the movement in your fabric choice.

02/22/2012 Flag

I hope it will not be too much noise in the end...

02/22/2012 Flag

No, because you can use solid sashing, inter-blocks and borders to calm them down if it appears that way to you when you're designing the final project. =) Remember also, that there's always one loud & crazy family member Ha! Ha!

02/23/2012 Flag

:-) Yes, I'm thinking about my 7 month old baby girl. She is quite loud! I am building smaller blocks (25 cm instead of 32cm) in order to end up with a crib size quilt, more or less... I've decided to use only African fabrics (wax prints) and there is no such thing as solids over there :-)

02/23/2012 Flag

I see now what you're doing. This will turn out marvelously, because you are making it with love for your baby. Babies do love colors. I take care of my 17 mo. old granddaughter so I do know loud! Especially when excited. If you search online for Kente fabric there are places you can order African fabric from, as well if you really do need to get some.

02/23/2012 Flag

Where do you get your African fabrics? I have been liooking for a panel for a long time that I saw at a quilt show. I love what you chose for block. Cannot wait to see the whole thing. Good luck

02/23/2012 Flag

Thanks :-) I actually bought most of them In Africa! I went to Tanzania on holidays last summer and couldn't resist them. They are also quite easy to find in London. Here in Portugal, where I live, I asked an African lady in the subway where did she buy her lovely garments. She gave me a fabric shop address in Lisbon but it closed down a few years ago. If none of these is an option to you, I suggest you try Etsy or another on-line store like

02/23/2012 Flag

Cannot wait to see your next blocks. I have some Australian fabrics that I am tempted to try with this project.

02/27/2012 Flag