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Computerized First Draft of My 1st Quilt

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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
JudyJoy on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Mostly Kona solids.

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When I have time, I take plenty of time in the design phase when I work on a stained glass project. I'm teaching classes through Groupon, which will expire soon. I will start putting needle to fabric when I've finished these Groupon classes, which I will probably take up again in warmer months. In the mean time, in my spare time when I'm not in my studio, I am really, really enjoying the design process and learning, learning so much through the classes.

01/16/2013 Flag

I was browsing on Amazon and came across this book titled, "Stained Glass Quilts." I was surprised at how much this looks like the quilt I designed myself, block by block. Even the sashing between the blocks have the same contrasting square between them like mine. Interesting. When I first took up sewing, I felt like it was so similar to stained glass work in the way one prepares a pattern, selects color, and pieces the project. Go to this link to see the book cover. Weird resemblance, huh? http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Pieced-Stained-Glass-Quilts/dp/1891497022/ref=sr_1_45?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358329068&sr=1-45&keywords=paper+piecing+quilt+books

01/16/2013 Flag

Or just go to amazon.com and type "Foundation Pieced Stained Glass Quilts" in the search box.

01/16/2013 Flag

Of course, I purchased the book :) since it looks like I'll be paper piecing most of the quilt, anyway. The instructor in 2012 BOM class gives the BEST explanation I've seen yet. . . and I've been researching plenty. None of the other tutorials mention to pre-perforate before sewing on the paper, which makes a huge difference when removing the paper from the material.

01/16/2013 Flag

quilting reminds me of working with stained glass...minus the lead ;-)

01/16/2013 Flag

HI JudyJoy - OK, honest feedback :D - This looks like it will be one humongous quilt. I don't know anything about the software you used but I wonder if the extra width and length that come from adding sashing and borders is accounted for. You may want to double check the overall finished size. That said I think this will be one spectacular quilt! And I'm not an expert (still pretty much and newbie) :D

01/18/2013 Flag

It is a king size to cover the top of my California King water bed. Thanks for your input. I'm on my iPad now, but when I sign onto my laptop, I'll double check JUST to be sure. I believe it's okay, though, because the way you build a quilt in EQ7, it accounts for all borders and sashing in the design. Off the top of my head, I recall it is something like 110" x 90".

01/19/2013 Flag

What I mean to say is its your quilt - sew make what it what you want it to be!

01/18/2013 Flag