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July 2013 BOM

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 taught by Laura Nownes

Learn new quilting techniques, make new friends and create a sampler quilt! Laura Nownes demonstrates 10 fabulous blocks and numerous techniques in this FREE class.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Funky, Classic, Casual, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Class materials, from the kit, plus fabrics from my polka dot stash. I used a 60-degree triangle ruler for some of the cuts.

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What are you most proud of? Truly, I am MOST proud of the fact that I was able to get back sewing again... we had a house fire back in March, with a lot of smoke damage, and have had to vacate for a while... still sorting that all out, but am glad that I thought to pack out my sewing machine and BOM fabrics... Still not sure if I will be participating in the entire BOM, but I am glad to contribute a July block. I've missed this!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow Laura Nownes' instructions... she is a calm and detailed teacher. Above all, be very attentive in selecting the proper fabrics. You must have an arrangement of light, medium, and dark value to get the 3-D effect. Press the seams open. Use a spritz of spray starch to help keep the bias cuts from stretching. If you want to try a hollow block, go for it! Just be prepared to have a LOT more seams to iron open! Also, you will have to be very diligent about getting everything lined up in the proper order. There is a lot of planning involved! It is a bit of a brain teaser!! :)

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I agree with all others b4 me. Great effect. Thanks for the full descriptions on your block journey

07/08/2013 Flag

Thanks, Befney. I am no working on the LeMoynes star block, and I have to say that the tumbling block was much easier, for me... (working my way backwards thru the BOM to catch up Lol)

07/08/2013 Flag

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07/08/2013 Flag

I love this! I think I may have to try it when I get to July's block!

07/09/2013 Flag

Thank you! :) It was a lot of fun for me. I hope you do try it! :)

07/11/2013 Flag

This is AWESOME!!! You inspire me, haven't done the July BOM yet, but yours is so very special.....one talented lady!!

07/19/2013 Flag

:) Thank you for the wonderful compliment. I get so very much inspiration from the other quilters here. It is wonderful to see so many sharing their talent!

07/23/2013 Flag

Diana this is incredible, love love love this transparent block. Will have to try it when I get back to this class. So sorry to hear of your house fire and very thankful you are ok. Thanks for the inspiration and I am excited to see your finished quilt.

08/21/2013 Flag

Thank you, Desna! I'm not sure if I will make these BOM blocks into a quilt... I'm not finding time to sew much, but it is fun to try the new (to me) techniques when possible. I'm glad to see that you are posting projects... Love the Bucket Bags that you have created! :)

08/27/2013 Flag

What a gorgeous block - simply stunning!

10/18/2013 Flag