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In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.
What materials did you use?
Civil War Fabric
What are you most proud of?
Be able to try and adapt to a quilt that is really out of character for me. I am liking it the mor I see of it. My husband loves the colors so since it is for him I figure it should be ok.
The black background blocks on this site really do look sharp but if I were you I'd make one with the white background.. I know you have another series of blocks on here with white, so it does make it hard to decided. I think the " navy blue"? will contrast better with the white, for sure. It will definitely have a patriot tone, and that's a good thing. Plus your "man quilt" has been keeping you in the dark! Time for a refreshing change. ;-) I'm making the Eleanor Burns "Day & Night" quilt right now. She used White, black & red accent (gorgeous look). I'm using navy, light blue & a dark coral/red accent. Really enjoying that and the one I'm making for BOM is the first quilt I ever made with a white background. ooooohhhh
Well I started with the black and I think I am really going to like it....so still not really sure. I will post when I get the asterisks done so you can take a look. Thanks I bet the one you are working on is going to be gorgeous.
Would love to see them. This "Day & Night" quilt is a lap quilt but more labor intencive than others I've made. Has a star effect when (4) 6 1/2" blocks put together for the block. Are you familiar with it. Eleanor Burns does a video on it that you can watch on QIAD media. Its in 3100 series. Her large border & binding are black, so I bet it would resemble yours.
Yes I have the book from Eleanor Burns I am someday going to make that quilt. I love her stuff. I've made several log cabin in a day quilt and have loved them all. Yes I've made the star effect before and it is beautiful....can't wait to see yours when it is finished.
The QIAD log cabin was my first quilt & really is my favorite. I have only been quilting for a year but I've made (4) lap quilts that are log cabin & a king size Star Log Cabin that's hers too. Made (4) 24" wall hangings from her "El" ementary book. Obviously, the quilting bug bit me.
Well you are doing great....I know I am an addict myself...lol.
Really like the civil war fabrics!
Thank you so much.
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