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Last B,W&R block! BOM 2012

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Curved Piecing Sept BOM 2012

Created in this Craftsy Course

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 Whimsical, Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, thread

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What are you most proud of? Finally finishing all 20 BOM blocks for my 2nd quilt! In the end the B,W&R one will have all the months. I made my own templates (backing paper from fat quarters) and hand cut each piece. I also took great pains to make sure everything was square as I went along.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Lay out all the pieces before you begin. Be careful as you assemble to maintain the design. Square up each segment before joining. I found it best to stack two segments matching the curved seams and squaring from the corner of the "L". Then I arranged 4 segments so the "L" is on the outside and the curves form a circle. The circle should be perfectly round. Nest seams carefully when joining. Press - don't iron. There is a lot of bias in this block.

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That color combination carries a lot of punch! Great layout. I just love the drunkards path templates. I went ahead and bought the larger ones also so I have the full set. Can't wait to get some free time to play around with them.

10/29/2012 Flag

Thanks JanJo- BW&R is one of my favorite color combos. I'm glad you like the Drunkard's Path. I don't know whether I'll do this in the future. It is tempting to see how a whole quilt would look in this block. But alas I've used the very last of the white print. JoAnns still carries it but the black print is very heavy and takes away from the delicate look. I'm very glad I got to use it in BOM - its a real favorite.

10/29/2012 Flag

I bet if you looked at fabrics.com or Quiltfabricscloseout.com you'd find something very similar if not the same fabric that would be a lot less weighty.

10/30/2012 Flag

Love the block and the fabric you used! Great job!

10/31/2012 Flag

Thanks!

11/01/2012 Flag

This is beautiful! I may just snag this idea instead of the Cleo puzzle block!

11/01/2012 Flag

Thanks Mo! I love the way the three fabrics came together. I "borrowed" the layout from puppydogs. That block was also done in 3 fabrics of golds, tans, light browns. It's gorgeous!

11/01/2012 Flag

Stunning with that fabric! Wow!

04/15/2013 Flag

Thank you very much!

04/15/2013 Flag

Just brilliant Jean - I think the 3 colours work so well together and your quilt is going to be fantastic. I think if I did the 2012 course again I would stick to a simpler theme.

04/20/2013 Flag

Thanks so much Beth! I have to admit sticking with only 3 colors was a bit challenging. But it worked out well in the end. Sorry for the delayed response. I don't know why I wasn't alerted to your comment. Craftsy has changed things again. I've having a hard time knowing what's going on.

05/27/2013 Flag

PS- I'm curious Beth. If you did 2012 again would you leave any blocks out? Would you do it in all one block? Would you substitute blocks? Would you add blocks for a larger quilt? The reason I ask is because I've through about redoing it too :D

05/28/2013 Flag