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September Craftsy BOM - First Block

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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, Whimsical, Casual
Candace in Fl on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, Drunkard's Path purchased templates

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What are you most proud of? I was dreading the curved piecing, but with Amy's instructions and the templates that I purchased at her recommendation, it wasn't too bad. I did one to try first, and then did the other 15 assembly line sewing. I thought they looked like fortune cookies all pinned and ready to sew (I chickened out and added 2 more pins each). I'm so impressed with those who are making their first quilts and seemed to breeze through these. Heck, I'm so impressed with all the blocks the first timers have done. Quite an accomplishment for first quilts.

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Nice job - I really like the purple background

10/25/2012 Flag

Thanks, it's getting a bit much, but hopefully the sashing and borders will even things out.

10/26/2012 Flag

Beautiful work. I'm sewing mine today after hand cutting. I made cardboard patterns and drew around them. My first attempt had a bit left over from the curve at the end but pressed out well. I've been dreading these too. Hope I do as well as you!

10/26/2012 Flag

It wasn't as bad as I'd feared, I'm sure that you will. I haven't measured my block, so who knows if it's the right size, maybe you'll do better.

10/26/2012 Flag