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BOM -- Layout Audition

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BOM Layout Audition

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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 Classic, Funky, Romantic, Casual, Traditional
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What materials did you use? My BOM fabrics

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What are you most proud of? That I actually got all these blocks done... and I enjoyed it very much. (Now it's on to sashing, etc.)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Stick with it -- you'll be glad you did. Lots to learn... so just enjoy the process. And, at the end, you'll get something that only you could have made. It's a great feeling.

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These are even more fabulous now they're all together! Only suggestion I'd make is for the corners. Three of 4 are the same. Try moving that 4th matching one out to the final corner. If you do, place them so the background colors oppose each other - sort of "X" style (for X-files?). That said - trust your instincts and please your own eye. Great quilt!!!

12/12/2012 Flag

Thanks Jean! This was my first "official" layout audition. I, of course, didn't realize until I saw it posted here that 3 of 4 of the corners were the unity blocks! I'm continuing to fuss with it -- am up to about permutation 18 or so! I'll post a few more pics. How is *your* quilt coming? Have you decided to take the FMQ class?

12/14/2012 Flag

My layout is final. I'm enrolled in Leah's class and watching videos. I'll quilt a block at a time. Have lots to do before I can even begin practicing - starting with creating a flat sewing surface. I'll seriously proceed after the 1st of the year. See you in FMQ!

12/14/2012 Flag

And BTW- I lost count of how many times I thought "this is it!" before changing it yet again. In the end the class feedback and hubby's patient eye helped me find the perfect combo (to my eye) :D

12/14/2012 Flag

Gorgeous! Can't waiting to see it all sashed, quilted, bound and finished (and nor can you, I expect). I agree with Jean - moving that one block would give your design balance - but still, it's your quilt and you're in charge. It'll be beautiful whatever you do!

12/12/2012 Flag

Thanks! I have three fabrics ready to go for sashing, trimming, binding, etc. Am still playing with the layout...

12/14/2012 Flag

Great Job! I agree to all four corners matching would be wonderful balance. What stashing colour are you thinking of using? Choose something that has the WOW factor! Look at your colour chart to see the opposite colour choice. Get some strips of colours that you like and audition them too and stand back and see which one pops with all those beautiful fabrics that you already have choosen. Love to see what you pick! Have fun Julieannabell.

12/12/2012 Flag

Thanks. I have three fabrics ready to go -- haven't quite decided, yet, on what I'll be doing... it's very exciting...

12/14/2012 Flag

Great Job! I agree to all four corners matching would be wonderful balance. What stashing colour are you thinking of using? Choose something that has the WOW factor! Look at your colour chart to see the opposite colour choice. Get some strips of colours that you like and audition them too and stand back and see which one pops with all those beautiful fabrics that you already have choosen. Love to see what you pick! Have fun Julieannabell.

12/12/2012 Flag

Ooo... Yes what a great combination of colors.

12/14/2012 Flag

Thanks -- I was a little concerned, early on, having two background colors -- but I like it very much. Now if I can just figure out the final layout...

12/14/2012 Flag