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Circle of Geese

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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, Classic
Maggie Lea on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Continued with the fat quarters selected for BOM, using dark as background.

Maggie Lea on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That in spite of taking a different construction path (by accident), I still managed to come up with a finished block. I put two triangles together, but stitched the wrong line and did not produce a square. It was either pick out all the little stitches or ,keep going. I chose to keep going but I realized I was going to have long bias edges. I put four on one side and then four on the other and stitched one diagonal seam down the middle. The good news at the end was that it was the right size and square! [This falls under the category of "Don't do what I did"]

Maggie Lea on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time! Once you get the hang of getting started, it flows fairly well. Especially if you remember the first piece faces down and all others face up.

Maggie Lea on craftsy.com

This is a real teaser, can hardly wait to see the rest of it. I haven't started mine yet, any pointers?Yours is looking really good. Thanks for sharing.

10/02/2012 Flag

Thanks. I had a really hard time starting. I kept trying to trim the piece and getting it trimmed the wrong way to stitch. Finally just glued the first piece like Amy did and then placed on the entire piece of the next fabric, stitched, pressed and then trimmed.

10/02/2012 Flag

Love your colors. Looking forward to seeing the entire 2 blocks.

10/02/2012 Flag

Thanks!

10/02/2012 Flag

Purple is my favorite color. Love this block -

10/07/2012 Flag