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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, Whimsical, Casual
QuiltDude on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton top - Shimmering Frost Fat Quarter sampler by Connecting Threads. Muslin backing, polyester batting.

QuiltDude on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I really like the overall effect - I like the way the hexi's are bordered by the white strip, so your eye is drawn to them. This was a bigger quilt than I normally make - around 90 X 80 (or so), but I was able to quilt it with no problems thanks to my brand spanking new, humongous, Janome Horizon 7700! The hexis and the white border were joined using the Y-seam method, so that was a new technique for me to try out. The swirl quiltng is my variation of, and inspired by, Leah Day's Spiral Ornaments quilt design.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This was a lot of fun to put together, but watch the dimensions/size of the Hexi's. They come together quickly and before you know it, you have a LOOONG row of Hexis. Also, I had to be patient and gentle with the Y-seams in order for them to lay flat and have the corners match up on all sides.

QuiltDude on craftsy.com

This is really wonderful. : )

03/23/2013 Flag

So fun! I love the white border around the hexis!

03/26/2013 Flag

love the hexis with the grey

05/03/2014 Flag

Thanks, Puggle. This is still one of my favorite quilts. Shhh, don't tell my other quilts or they'll be jealous. LOL

05/07/2014 Flag

how do I get the video on this block?

05/26/2014 Flag

Hello! There is no video of this specific quilt -it is my own design. I reworked it from the Craftsy Block of the Month series for 2012, a free tutorial here on Craftsy. The hexagon is part of Lesson 6, English Paper Piecing. I just blew up the dimensions of the hexagon and went from there!

05/26/2014 Flag

Brilliant - I've never thought of taking a block and enlarging it to be the quilt. How long have you been quilting? I just started a couple of years ago and I'm hooked.

08/05/2014 Flag

Hi, MamaSnook! I started quilting way back in the mid-90's, did it for a few years and then stopped. I took it back up again about 4 years ago and have really enjoyed the process of re-learning the craft. I'm hooked on quilting as well! All the quilts posted are from my recently renewed love of quilting. Cheers!

08/05/2014 Flag