Amy Gibson

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

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Meet Amy Gibson, quilter, blogger and mom. She'll talk about tools, fabrics and some basic quilting techniques like the scant quarter-inch seam allowance.
Start your sampler quilt with two slashed blocks, the Asterisk and Wonky Pound Sign.
Two different ways to make half-square triangles are on tap this month, and you'll make the Balkan Puzzle and Chunky Chevron blocks.
Foundation piecing is in the spotlight this month. Amy demonstrates the Broken Spider Web and String blocks.
This month features two techniques: appliqué and English paper piecing. Hexi Stripes and Sunny With a Chance of Hex are the two patterns you'll learn.
You've never seen Log Cabin blocks like this. Amy shows you the Modern Log Cabin and the Wonky 5-Sided Log Cabin to demonstrate strip piecing.
Eight-sided octagons take center stage this month. Learn the Greek Cross and Octagon blocks.
Dresden Plates are a traditional block design that looks great with updated, bold fabrics. Amy shows two takes on Dresden, one with a pointed edge, the other wheel-shaped.
Are you seeing stars? You will after you make the Ohio Star and Double Star blocks that make up this month's lesson.
Curved piecing intimidates many rookie quilters. Amy takes a look at the colorfully named Drunkard's Path pattern, making the Chain and Cleopatra's Puzzle blocks.
Learn paper piecing in this Block of the Month. The Friendship Circle and Circle of Geese designs are the perfect blocks to finish your sampler quilt.
In the last five lessons, Amy will show you how to construct the quilt. Lay out your blocks into a pleasing design, stitch them together and add sashing and a border.
Your beautiful pieced top meets its batting and backing as you sandwich your quilt layers with Amy.
Easy quilting techniques, including stitch in the ditch and charm tacks, are covered in this lesson. For more ambitious quilting designs, take a look at Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting a Sampler, which features these blocks.
It's time for another adventure with the rotary cutter. Let's make sure the quilt is square before binding it.
Amy shows a straight-grain binding with mitered corners and a hand-stitched finish. Bind your edges and voila! You have a quilt! Be sure to post your photos to the Craftsy projects page.
16 Lessons
7  hrs 15  mins

In Craftsy’s first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson illustrates 10 specific quilting techniques – half- and quarter-square triangles, appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more. Quilt along as Amy makes 20 12″ blocks using what you’ve learned. Some are brand-new designs, others fresh twists on traditional favorites. Craftsy users loved the 2012 BOM so much it’s become an annual tradition! Check out the 2014 Block of the Month, Craftsy Color Theory with Janine Burke and Amy Walsh. Browse the Craftsy Fabric Shop for some fresh new designs, or choose from your stash. Enroll free any time and get instant access to all the lessons you’ve missed. As with all Craftsy courses, you can take the class at your own pace and your access never expires.

Amy Gibson

Amy Gibson is a passionate designer, writer and instructor who caught the fabric bug as a little girl in 4-H. Her quilts can be found in myriad magazines, at the Denver Art Museum and in her books "The Quilt Block Cookbook" and "For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Everyday Living." As an instructor, her knowledge and enthusiasm earned her a nomination for 2014 Instructor of the Year from the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals. She lives in Denver with her husband, two devious twin boys, two beautiful daughters, a rambunctious husky and her fluffy feline photo assistant, Miss Adelaide. Keep up with her latest adventures at

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9 Responses to “Craftsy Block of the Month 2012”

  1. Margaret Iacoppi

    Hi. I’m loving making the blocks, thank you for sharing. But I can’t get my Dresden plate to sit flat, can you please help me? Regards Marg I

  2. Dottie

    What fun blocks. Thanks, Amy.

  3. Linda Morris

    Do you still Have the gallery of quilts made from this class?

  4. Margaret Finnimore

    What has happened to the course videos please. I am a visual learner and would like to watch rather than read the text. Thank you

  5. Lynda Pike

    This is a great class plus the Free Morion Quilting that goes along with it.


    <em>Je ne peux pas télécharger les instructions pour faire la quilt * block of the month * de Amy Gibson. Dès que je clique sur le bouton de téléchargement, une page apparaît me disant que les instructions ne sont plus disponibles .

  7. Anne Hjorth

    I am Premium Member, and I cant either see og download the bonus material. And the class is free, so why cant’t I get access ??

  8. Deborah Newton

    I'm having difficulty downloading the class materials. Please help!

  9. Darlene

    Nice class!

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