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Friendship circle and wonky log cabin

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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 Functional
Style Funky
HeatherIsaacson on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? This quilt features: 5 Wonky Log Cabin Blocks, May's block of the month and 7 Friendship Blocks, October's Block of the Month. Materials used: Truck print flanelette.. Denum scraps from my friend. Left over material from making Otto's baby quilt. - I recycled two red table cloths, for the sashing. - I did free motion quilting on the larger joining strips of denim. - The backs of the blocks were denim cloth napkins. - one cone of thread and 34 bobins of thread. I used 5 needles.

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What are you most proud of? Matching everything up and learning new things about my sewing machine.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I found that stitch in the ditch was the only option for these blocks because the back was also denum and the heavy layers do not work with freemotion quilting.

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nice quilt, since it is denim backed perfect for the park to watch the fireworks!

11/16/2012 Flag

We won't be seeing fireworks until next July at "thunder in the valley". This quilt will be received by an 11 year old boy for Christmas, He will probably sleep in it.

11/16/2012 Flag

He is one lucky boy. You are very generous! There's a lot of work in that quilt. :-)

11/16/2012 Flag

I agree, I enjoyed every minute. I do a Christmas marathon, from mid October- the third Sunday of December. I sew straight through. all materials are donated and I just create. I have a list of 22 children which will all get quilts this year.

11/16/2012 Flag

Other years I make different crafts. with a different list of children. I will only post the quilts here that apply to Block of the Month. there is a quilt every 2 - 5 days. can't post them all. .

11/16/2012 Flag

This is really cool. Love the combination of denim and funky geometric shapes.

11/17/2012 Flag

Thank you TanjaH

11/18/2012 Flag