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BOM March string block

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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 Funky
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What materials did you use? Pear Tree by Thomas Knauer, Too Muchery by Helen Dardik, Painters Canvas by Laura Gunn, and a few other prints.

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Do you find the large print and then samller prints a little difficult to co-ordinate so they look good. It seems to effect my decisions a lot. Some of the fabrics in my stack I like better than others too. The tiger like orange and black don't seem to co-ordinate wtih the others so well. I really don't want to have topurchase more fat quarters but my have to.

03/29/2012 Flag

I definitely think about it, and when I was putting the strips together I did take into account the scale of the prints. I also decided to scale the size of the strips to whether I liked the fabric - those I felt more "eh" about had littler strips so they wouldn't stand out. I notice your tiger stripes are smaller than some of the others, and I think that was a great decision. They look like cool accents rather than overwhelming the block. As you mention, though, I also picked the colorways for which I had the most fabric, so I'd have more choice!

03/30/2012 Flag

I find it helpful to pick a main print of whatever size and work with the colors in it for the coordinating pieces, and they don't have to be from 'sets' of fabric that way. I am a big fan of scrappy quilts and have so much to choose from; it can be challenging sometimes!

04/01/2012 Flag

I love your fabric choice . .

04/01/2012 Flag

Thank you! I was so excited by the Pear Tree line of fabrics, then found some great coordinating prints.

04/01/2012 Flag

Very nice-love the colors!

04/01/2012 Flag


04/01/2012 Flag

Whoa! I can't believe my block made the Craftsy newsletter for April 1!

04/01/2012 Flag

Love the colors youused!

04/02/2012 Flag