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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 taught by Laura Nownes

Learn new quilting techniques, make new friends and create a sampler quilt! Laura Nownes demonstrates 10 fabulous blocks and numerous techniques in this FREE class.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic
Harverster on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? all of it. except maybe january's log cabins. Might re-do two of them to fall in with the 'gold' theme gg

Harverster on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? have fun

Harverster on craftsy.com

I have not looked at the April video yet, but your fan block seems to be fancier than the others I have seen. were there options, or you just add some special touches? looks cool.

04/07/2013 Flag

Hi, the pattern doesn't have alternatives as Laura gives it, but I did add in the zig-zags myself. I took 6inch charm squares and cut them down to 6 x 4 inch (the widest measurement of a single fan blade). Then just under half way along the long side I sliced at 45 degrees, to insert the pale yellow zig-zag, which started as a 1 inch wide strip. After ironing I cut a 30 degree slice about 1 inch further out and inserted another strip. Then I joined the finished oblongs into pairs, matching strip joins carefully, before cutting my pairs of fans using the template. (back to pattern lol.) When it came to the background I found I didn't have enough of the pale yellow to finish, so I used the dark gold, but added a ring of yellow instead. I used the background template to cut the inner circle of the ring, and measured 1.5 inches wide. The inner edge is sewn into my curved seam, and the outer is appliqus down. Sorry for the long answer, but you did ask lol. The fan pattern is nice but in quilting you've got to let your imagination out sometimes lol. Regareds, Kate

04/08/2013 Flag

My hat is off to you! Beautiful, and soooo different.

04/09/2013 Flag

Love it. Sew creative.

04/10/2013 Flag

What you did with this block is fabulous! I want to have your talent when I grow up :-).

04/11/2013 Flag

It looks like you are doing this quilt with scrap fabrics rather than matching them up. I like the way it is looking, and had thought about doing a second quilt with scraps, but I wasn't sure how it would look. Now I may just go for it! Are you using any guidelines for choosing which fabrics to use?

05/07/2013 Flag

I did start with scraps, partly cos I thought I'd get them used up lol, and partly because I was practicing with a new machine. However I've found that I'm getting more and more involved in it each month, and it's evolving into something unexpected lol.

05/12/2013 Flag