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October Block of the Month

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October BOM's

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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 Home Decor
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton Fabric and seam ripper!

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What are you most proud of? That I am FINISHED! Yeah!!!!! And didn't give up!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The Circle of Geese Block has come out too small. I am disappointed as this is my last block and it is the only one that did not measure up to 12.5" :( My advice... you need to sew this one with a very scant 1/4" seam. I am not going to rip it out as I have done enought ripping out on these two blocks to last me a lifetime... I will just have to add a little border to this one. Another piece of advice... sew these blocks up when you have no one to distract you as you need to keep your mind on what fabric goes next.

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Jolly well done Desna... these are both just beeeeautiful! Love how you've done your circle of geese. Isn't it just amazing how the placement of the fabric can completely change a block!

02/08/2013 Flag

Thanks Pam, do you realise it was you who gave me the final push? You were wondering was I putting off finishing the 2012 BOM and I know I was. So thanks for the little 'push' Pam :)

02/09/2013 Flag

Congratulations Desna! I think I know how you feel - glad to finish all 20 - and glad to be done with these last two!! I struggled a lot as well. Odd how the prettiest results seem to come from the hardest blocks eh? Anyhoo - they're beautiful and well worth the wait. Can't wait to see your 2013!

02/08/2013 Flag

Thanks Jean, Yes the prettiest blocks were defintely the most tedious and time consuming, but worth the effort. Now 2013 BOM here I come:)

02/09/2013 Flag

Woo-Hoo! Done! Done! Done! Feels good - yes? The colors are so pretty. Now you get to the fun of deciding about the sashing, quilt as you go or assemble the whole top, what to quilt, etc. And you thought you were done?? LOL See you in the 2013 BOM class - -

02/09/2013 Flag

I know its great to have finished the blocks but then it really is only starting another stage.... I have to choices for the sashing and border so will have to lay them all out and see what looks best, decisions, decisions, decisions... :)

02/10/2013 Flag

Bravo for the use of october block.

02/14/2013 Flag

Thank you :)

02/14/2013 Flag

If you are going to do the quilt as you go method the way Leah does it, the size won't be a problem. She has you put a 2.5" border around each block. Your blocks are really pretty.

02/15/2013 Flag

Thanks mpac5000 I still have not decided which way to go with the quilting as I am still deciding on fabric choice for sashing.

02/15/2013 Flag