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Black, White & Red in 3D!

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Final layout - wide border coming

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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 Home Decor
Style Casual, Funky, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric & thread. Yardage, FQs and stash.

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What are you most proud of? Combining a tone-on-tone black with a red-on-black print for the sashing achieved the balance I was determined to create. I also like this layout a lot. It flows yet each block stands out on its own. Yep! The layout changed again. After much deliberation I arranged the layout with corner diagonals, zizags, and balance among the 3 colors and various fabric patterns. Many thanks friends (and hubby) for all your help! Though hard to see due to the bad angle of the photo the blocks appear to float above the background. The computer mockup is clearer. Once I add the final outer print strip and a wide black tone-on-tone border the entire quilt top should pop. I've decided to quilt each block separately (as part of Leah's class). I've never done FMQ (newbie!) so it may be some time before I can post the finished quilt.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun making the monthly blocks. Don't be afraid to make them your own by altering or substituting blocks. Use a scant 1/4 inch seam consistently and square up your blocks to 12 1/2 inches. Take a photo of your layout and sleep on it to help decide on your final design. Feel free to get creative with sashing and borders. Enjoy the learning process and remember "there are no quilt police"!

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Wow

03/20/2013 Flag

Thanks. Now if I can only get it quilting in 2013!

03/21/2013 Flag

Stunning 3D effect. All the thought you put into the sashing was worth it! Each block looks like it is popping out from the background.

04/06/2013 Flag

Thank you Gloria! Now if I can ever finish it!! FMQ still ahead....

04/08/2013 Flag

What a great idea you had by adding the black strips on 2 sides. Looks stunning!

05/10/2013 Flag

Thanks Cherine!

05/12/2013 Flag

Love it! The colors just pop. Mine is still waiting to be put together - deciding on the slashing color. Yours looks just gorgeous!

05/17/2013 Flag

Thanks so much!

05/19/2013 Flag

Just checking back to see your beautiful quilt! Mine is still in progress... I think I have decided to go with a striped sashing, and probably QAYG... But I need to get a bit more inspiration... I just can't seem to get past the sashing decision, and then, there's the FMQ... lol

07/08/2013 Flag

We are in the same boat - plus I just can't seem to stop starting new projects! Ouch, that hurts to admit :D

07/09/2013 Flag