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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 Sampler

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KKM's Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Traditional
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What materials did you use? 100% Cotton fabric and batting.

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What are you most proud of? I am thrilled with the quilting. It wasn't until last night when I was sewing on the binding that I was able to truly appreciate all the work that went into this quilt and to realize how proud I was of it. Never before in my quilting career have I had a quilt as flat as this one turned out to be with all of the quilting. Also, I really am pleased with the block-by-block construction. With my backing fabric, the seams between the blocks just disappear. Can you tell I am proud of myself?!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't let either class overwhelm you. Do the blocks with a friend and just do one a month. When it comes time to quilt it, I would suggest quilting it the block-by-block method that Leah Day provides, again so that you don't get overwhelmed. This project took longer that I ever take on a quilt with a year to construct and several months to quilt, but the end result is worth all of the work.

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Lovely ! I like the sashing. I hope mine looks as good . Plugging along.

04/03/2013 Flag

Have fun with it.

04/03/2013 Flag

This looks great :) Did you quilt around each block before the free motion quilting?

04/04/2013 Flag

I quilted each block seperately following Leah Day's instructions and then put all the blocks together.

04/04/2013 Flag

Thanks for the reply :)

04/05/2013 Flag

Just as an update - I got extremely brave and entered this quilt into the Asheville Quilt Show. REALLY stepping out of my comfort level, but felt that this quilt was show worthy. If anyone goes to the Asheville Quilt Show the end of September, please let me know if you see it. I won't be able to go :(.

08/29/2014 Flag

September 2014 - Very proud to announce this quilt won 2nd Place Honorable Mention in the Asheville Quilt Guild show this past weekend. First time I have ever entered a quilt show, so rather proud.

09/29/2014 Flag

Congratulations! It's a lovely quilt. I'm just now quilting mine and will enter it in the local guild quilt show in May.

02/26/2015 Flag