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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 Classic, Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? 100% Cotton Fabric & Thread Warm & Natural Batting 505 Basting Spray

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What are you most proud of? I think the thing I am most proud of is actually completing all the blocks. Putting it together was pretty routine. Quilting the quilt following Leah Day's FMQ videos was tedious but very rewarding. I think I wore out the rewind slide bar ! Lol. Needless to say, my quilt is completed and I love it. It is now living over my railing, by the front door, for all to see, including me!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? To start this project I think you need to buy all the fabric needed, especially the background yardage. Taking Leah's class was a great chance to see how she tackles all the different stitches, so you might budget for that type of quilting technique class. Otherwise, smile, relax, quilt & gain many new friends through Craftsy! :-)

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Hey you guys! You are very sweet I used white thread to match the background & I'm so glad I did because of all the Stitch in the Ditch and Travel Stitching. I really had no idea we'd be doing that first around every block & shape. It was really difficult to get a picture of the whole quilt (63"x 74"). I will take some section close ups for you - but there are lots of errors, for sure. The piecing does conduct a lot of what your needle does, plus I was sewing much slower than Leah. Nothing you can really see on the back since its white w/ gold paisleys. Very subtle. Thanks again. Friday is the 1st - new blocks! Yeah!

01/27/2013 Flag

This is a very beautiful quilt. And done so well....I have all my blocks done..have been sitting in a box since Dec. Hope to get to it soon. Did you do a quilt as you go or as a whole top... Which ever you did a beautiful job. I am enjoying the class Leah teaches and learning a lot.

03/06/2013 Flag

No, I did NOT do the "quilt as you go " method. After the blocks were arranged, I sewed them together. I quilted the top by following Leah's techniques for tackling the whole top. Her blocks were arranged differently than mine so I copied her instruction "picture" block paper of hers, cut it apart and put those pictures all glued in a layout, in my arrangement. Watching the video became confusing like when she'd say "now we'll work on block 3 ." She'd be in the center of the quilt & #3 on my quilt was on a corner. Once I repositioned all the little paper blocks, it was easier to find the block directions from the center -out. Sounds so innocent, but certainly helped to find method used on each block, out of her order, working from the center outward. Very tedious but great deal of satisfaction, at.the end. :-).

03/08/2013 Flag

Now I see the great outcome of your BOM 2012! Wonderful job you did here, Ladybev!

04/06/2013 Flag

Love how your quilt turned out, and impressed that you quilted it yourself. Finished my top a few months ago, but haven't started making the quilt sandwich yet. I added 10 blocks, so it is larger - about a queen size. Just need to jump in. You've given me inspiration! Thanks.

02/23/2014 Flag

Leah Days class "FMQ A Sampler " is a fantastic way to stitch this quilt since it was developed to address each block design. She teaches a different stitching of each block depending on its design. What was especially educational was how to "read" certain blocks and which stitching would best enhance that block. It's slow compared to an overall approach. I mostly use meandering, feathers, spirals & flowers now. Don't miss this class. It offers such a wealth of ditching info. Good luck. Post your finished quilt too :-)

02/28/2014 Flag

That would be "stitching !" Lol

02/28/2014 Flag