Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 with Laura Nownes »
InstructionsIt is important to use a scant quater-inch seam! :)
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Cute, Whimsical, Casual, Mod
I will be using the "Spot On" fabric kit for the Craftsy 2013 BOM... Plus some black and white polka dot fabrics from my stash.... I think I am going to substitute in black, white and grey for some of the colors included in the kit, but still lots of polka dots!
What was your inspiration?
The 2013 BOM class taught by Laura Nownes is a wonderful opportunity! I feel excited to finally take a class from her!
This block was fun to make. I happen to LOVE polka dots, so I am happy that the fabric kit was available from Craftsy. I also have a selection of spotty fabrics in my stash, (mostly black and white and red) that will finally be put to good use -- I was happy to be able to make extras of these blocks!
On Laura's website (blog?) she recently showed pictures of traditional log cabin quilts... I found this very helpful and inspiring! It made me want to create an extra set of these blocks, so I could "play" with them! I am now wishing I had even more! Lol! It was fun trying different arrangements... there are an amazing number of effects that can be created with just this one block!
What are you most proud of?
The 2012 BOM was my first time making a sampler quilt --(I finished all of the blocks, and will start quilting it soon) -- This year I feel much more confident about my piecing skills. I am happy to be back for the 2013 BOM with my Craftsy BOM friends!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The instructor gives very detailed directions. Watch the video and follow along. Print out the course materials for the cutting dimensions. Have FUN!