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First January Block (made in October)

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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 Traditional, Casual
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Leftover cotton fabric from previous projects, mainly Fabric Freedom's "Pure Velvet".

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Getting started with my January blocks in October, even though I was ten months behind! I managed to make the first ten blocks (January to May) in a week (which rather shows on some of the points - they were "flung" together!), and am now facing the other ten to try and catch up with everyone else. A bit worried though - the October ones look a bit scary! However, I'm sure Amy will show me precisely what to do and make it all a "doddle"! I used three different prints in this block as I wanted it to be a little more interesting. I'm now toying with the idea of putting something into the middle to make it a bit more individual - a Suffolk Puff (YoYo) perhaps? If I do, I'll post a picture.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Never mind if you haven't even started when everyone else has just about finished - these blocks don't take long, and they're great fun. We're learning so much!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Beautiful fabrics!

10/12/2012 Flag

Thank you - the "Pure Velvet" fabric by Fabric Freedom is currently my favourite in the world!

10/13/2012 Flag

lovely

10/12/2012 Flag

Thank you - I don't think I've finished with it yet! (I try far too hard to "gild the lily" sometimes!).

10/13/2012 Flag

let your imagination run wild

10/13/2012 Flag