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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 Functional
Style Romantic, Whimsical, Casual
Pam Sews on

What are you most proud of? using the circular embroidery attachment to stitch around the center circles...several times....creating "lace"

Pam Sews on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Accurate cutting and true 1/4" seams (not scant this time) are a must. I used fusible mesh stabilizer instead of the second background square to back the Dresden plate to reduce bulk. A point turner run around the circle's seam makes smooth edges. The circular embroidery attachment (Bernina #83, but other machines may have one) made quick, perfect work of the circles (thank you, Connie of HH!!!)

Pam Sews on

These are absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful block idea

08/06/2012 Flag

These were a lot more fun to make with tips from friends and the Comments section; I never would have attempted making the "lace" without the circular attachment. Thanks, I'm glad you like them!

08/06/2012 Flag

I agree with Connie, I also LOVE the Dresden center rose, it looks amazing with those petal fabrics. Your lace stitching looks wonderful, it adds to the blocks. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures!

08/07/2012 Flag

Ooh -- these really pop! Seriously -- have you done a 3D thing with the centers?

08/07/2012 Flag

no, just fussy-cut my beautiful print fabric. It does kind of look like 3D in the photos, though. I think I'm going to have to redo some of my earlier blocks now... I like the later ones so much better!

08/07/2012 Flag

Beautiful blocks!

08/07/2012 Flag


08/07/2012 Flag

wonderful fussy cut

08/08/2012 Flag

thanks! I only had 2 roses left from my wonderful fabric... the first one was the 4" circle and not big enough for my traditional Dresden Plate, so I was more careful with the second one. I never could get the blades to leave a small enough hole... sigh.

08/09/2012 Flag