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Colors are better than they look!

Created in this Craftsy class

Crazy Quilts taught by Allie Aller

Work with fancy fabrics like velvet and silk and play with hand-embroidered seam treatments to create richly textured, sumptuous blocks.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Satins, scraps, fancy stuff.

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What are you most proud of? Though you can't tell in the photo, the color combo in these fabrics is really pretty--the blues are actually deep teal, and it looks very pretty with the gold tones...the light in my room wasn't good and the colors aren't true.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? "Rough cutting the seam lines"; I will get better at it, but I sure understand what Allie is talking about when she talks about "insurance". I lucked out and was able to trim my block to the right size, but there were some close calls around the edges. I printed the block design on freezer paper and ironed the pieces on the fabric. I hate pinning things first...always have done what I could to avoid that. Sometimes it works, if the cutting is very accurate. Things got easier when I actually used a rotary cutter to cut a half inch straight along the joining seam side. My rough cutting was a little crooked.

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Lookin' good!

10/15/2013 Flag