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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 Eco-Friendly, Casual, Funky, Hipster
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What materials did you use? Aqua is Country Classic Solids. And I used a striped fat quarter from Jo's.

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What are you most proud of? I like how the stripes look when they intersect! I somehow got around the seams not lining up by going about things a different way. I thought I'd experiment with doing the inserts in a rotating fashion around the block to see if the veering-off-a-tad seams from joining wonky strips could be avoided. I don't know if my chosen method made a difference or if it was just luck, but it worked for me this time!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? There is so much to learn by reading other people's questions and comments, and looking at other people's projects. I am almost glad I started late, because a lot of the trailblazing has already been done! If you are a tightwad about your fabric like me, just measure your cuts each time you make them, and make your strip that long plus no more than an inch. Also, I think the seam allowances look best if you iron them on a case by case basis. Some want to go one way, some another. I don't argue with them! These are so much fun and QUICK!

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I really like your block, the stripes are great on your blue. Very well done. This one was a fun block don't you think? Yes, you are right about reading our class mates in put, really is a leg up in making each block. Thanks for sharing. :-)

11/06/2012 Flag

Soon I will invest in some starch! It is actually a bit more aqua than baby blue. Need to tweak my picture settings perhaps. Oh well...

11/06/2012 Flag

Reply to this comment...And yes, I love reading about people's projects. I am actually disappointed when I look at someone's block and they had no info to share.

11/06/2012 Flag

Oops that shouldn't have said "Reply to this comment..." That was in the box before I typed something.

11/06/2012 Flag