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DRESDEN PLATE PORTAL

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DRESDEN PLATE PORTAL

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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 Romantic, Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? My BOM Fabrics

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What are you most proud of? I wanted this block to really start unifying my quilt. I also wanted to further the "alien" aspect of the quilt, while still having it solidly earthy. Can you see the portal? I also decided I disliked the center circle, and when I tried it with a large hexie -- WOW -- it just started the process of unifying the whole quilt! I love this block!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the quilt You want! And... have Fun!

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Love the portal and the 3D thing you've got going here. Great block!!

10/13/2012 Flag

HI WanJean (I can't quite figure out what to call you -- though I feel like I really *know* you) -- thanks for the kind words. (I also can't tell why some of my responses show up and some don't -- hence the occasional double comment.) Eek.

10/15/2012 Flag

Doubles, even triples, have happened to me too. Its a Craftsy glitch. They told me to click "Flag as inappropriate" to get rid of the extras. The next time you refresh they're gone. Just call me Jean. I'll call you Alyx. We DO know each other now!

10/15/2012 Flag

Great. Jean it is! I can hardly wait to do the final two blocks -- went and got the templates yesterday. Being behind was a bonus as it allowed me to hear Amy say "these templates are great, you should go get them"! I was so happy to finally figure out something to do to: showcase all my fabrics; and to avoid making the spiky-looking blocks.

10/15/2012 Flag

You have a strong imagination. Great job. Colors are beautfiul

10/14/2012 Flag

Thanks! It was great to see all the fabrics really together.

10/15/2012 Flag

I am laughing to myself about the "portal". I guess that means the purple spoke that is the background fabric? As I look at it, I see a very large turtle, with too many legs - his head is the fir tree. It's like one of those mental health tests to find out what you can see in a picture.

10/15/2012 Flag

Oh, Surfside -- the Rorschach people are coming for you!

10/16/2012 Flag

Alyx, thanks for the Rorschach reference. I typed it 2 or 3 times in my original note, but it just did not look correct. A description was safer. Looks like you and I have a similar warped sense of humor

10/16/2012 Flag

Love this one very ingenious.

10/22/2012 Flag

Thanks! I love it, too!

10/22/2012 Flag