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Civil War Fabric BOM

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Asterik BOM Jan

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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 Traditional
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What materials did you use? Marcus Brothers Civil War Fabric Fat Quarters

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What are you most proud of? Tryng to use very muted colors because during the Civil War it seemed they of course used what they had. I am hoping using a dark background will work out ok it is a real challenge to get the contrast. We shall see how it comes out. I am going to be making 3 quilts using the block of the month for this coming Christmas as gifts.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I think picking your colors so the blocks pop. This is not my usual quilts I am used to doing very bright and bold.

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This is a great challenge you have set for yourself. I'm sure the selections will be wonderful! Can't wait to see what you've selected in future months.

02/08/2012 Flag

Yeah me too I just hope I didn't pick too dark of a background. Thanks for looking.

02/08/2012 Flag

Depending which way your backgrounds lean (lgt.,drk.) you could always set this as a focal or wayward (different drummer) block in the quilt. =)

02/08/2012 Flag

I really like the outline on your criss-cross fabric. How did you achieve that effect? I usually stay away from the Civil War fabrics, but you are doing a nice job with the contrast so far. Beautiful block!

02/09/2012 Flag

Well you know I achieved that effect because pressing to the dark just made it come out that way. Thanks so much for the complement I appreciate it.

02/09/2012 Flag

The outlining on the asterisk is fabulous!

02/09/2012 Flag

Thank you so much I just pressed to the dark and it came out that way.

02/09/2012 Flag

I just looked at your Balkan Puzzle block first & then saw this one. I think the brown is perfect for your husbands quilt. Masculine w/ history! Nice work

02/10/2012 Flag

Thank you yeah he seems to really like the colors.

02/10/2012 Flag