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six blocks of broken spider web

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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
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What materials did you use? I am using a bunch of scraps that a friend of mine gave me. She gave me a whole box of little scraps which is great. I can use even the smallest of scraps when I get down to the corners.

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What are you most proud of? Using traditional quilting fabrics in a modern sort of way. Usually when a quilt is made of these types of fabrics there is a very exact pattern with all corners matching up. No matching anything up here. Just starting with a light strip and finishing with a dark on each piece. I love the way the spider webs are coming together now.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I found that when I sew my first piece of fabric on the line I need to make it a full quarter inch. I was getting used to sewing everything in a scant quarter inch as Amy taught. If a scant quarter inch is done here the tips of the triangles are too close to the edge and once the blocks are sewn together the tips will not be sharp.

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Your idea to start with dark end with light really works. You learn something new everyday! Your work here is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

05/19/2012 Flag

I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the positive feedback.

05/19/2012 Flag

I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the positive feedback.

05/19/2012 Flag

I loved the strip piecing too and just started saving strips for a quilt! Great idea with the dark and light--really works! Plus, love the octagons that become so dominant! Very, very cool! I will be "borrowing" this idea :-)

05/20/2012 Flag

Thanks for the positive feedback!

05/20/2012 Flag

Wow! this is gorgeous this block makes a fab quilt:)

05/20/2012 Flag

Thank-you!

05/20/2012 Flag

Ooh, so pretty. I love this pattern -- I'm working on one with bright red as a background. Maybe I'll sew some of my blocks together and post!

05/20/2012 Flag

Thanks! I'd like to see yours! I bet the red looks fabulous!

05/20/2012 Flag

Wow this does make a very effective quilt - just love what you have done.

05/21/2012 Flag