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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 Funky, Whimsical, Casual
QuiltDude on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton top - Shimmering Frost Fat Quarter sampler by Connecting Threads. Muslin backing, polyester batting.

QuiltDude on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I really like the overall effect - I like the way the hexi's are bordered by the white strip, so your eye is drawn to them. This was a bigger quilt than I normally make - around 90 X 80 (or so), but I was able to quilt it with no problems thanks to my brand spanking new, humongous, Janome Horizon 7700! The hexis and the white border were joined using the Y-seam method, so that was a new technique for me to try out. The swirl quiltng is my variation of, and inspired by, Leah Day's Spiral Ornaments quilt design.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This was a lot of fun to put together, but watch the dimensions/size of the Hexi's. They come together quickly and before you know it, you have a LOOONG row of Hexis. Also, I had to be patient and gentle with the Y-seams in order for them to lay flat and have the corners match up on all sides.

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The hexagon block was my fav also, but i would not have thought to make it large scale. This is awesome and I love everything about it. I am planning a Dude-like quilt for my son in Manhatten and this helps! Very cool! I need to also design a quilt for my other son from band tee shirts....too many quilts, too little time :). So, two Dude quilts in the works.....thanks for posting!

01/18/2013 Flag

Too many quilts, too little time - I know that feeling! And I am glad you are inspired. I'd love to see what you make for your sons.

01/20/2013 Flag

I love how well the hexis and spiral quilting go together. You really found a great visual match in patchwork and stitching. Awesome!

01/24/2013 Flag

really beautiful

01/30/2013 Flag

This is really wonderful. : )

03/23/2013 Flag

So fun! I love the white border around the hexis!

03/26/2013 Flag