Created by: Copper Top
Project

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 Sampler

What are you most proud of? I am thrilled with the quilting. It wasn't until last night when I was sewing on the binding that I was able to truly appreciate all the work that went into this quilt and to realize how proud I was of it. Never before in my quilting career have I had a quilt as flat as this one turned out to be with all of the quilting. Also, I really am pleased with the block-by-block construction. With my backing fabric, the seams between the blocks just disappear. Can you tell I am proud of myself?! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't let either class overwhelm you. Do the blocks with a friend and just do one a month. When it comes time to quilt it, I would suggest quilting it the block-by-block method that Leah Day provides, again so that you don't get overwhelmed. This project took longer that I ever take on a quilt with a year to construct and several months to quilt, but the end result is worth all of the work.

You Can Make This

Copper Top made Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 Sampler with:

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

Online Class

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

with Amy Gibson

  • 100% Cotton fabric and batting.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am thrilled with the quilting. It wasn't until last night when I was sewing on the binding that I was able to truly appreciate all the work that went into this quilt and to realize how proud I was of it. Never before in my quilting career have I had a quilt as flat as this one turned out to be with all of the quilting. Also, I really am pleased with the block-by-block construction. With my backing fabric, the seams between the blocks just disappear. Can you tell I am proud of myself?! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't let either class overwhelm you. Do the blocks with a friend and just do one a month. When it comes time to quilt it, I would suggest quilting it the block-by-block method that Leah Day provides, again so that you don't get overwhelmed. This project took longer that I ever take on a quilt with a year to construct and several months to quilt, but the end result is worth all of the work.

Q&A with Copper Top

mpac5000 asked:
Your quilt is incredible. What a great job. I am working on one as a quilt as you go and have another one that I will attack when I am fully recovered from a car accident.
Copper Top answered:
Thanks. My quilting was interrupted by a broken ankle. Hope you mend quickly and can back to quilting
Purple Cat asked:
Looks great!
Copper Top answered:
Thanks.
blindsay asked:
Love your fabric you used in the 2012 Block of the Month. What is the name of your fat quarter collection? I signed up for this last year and watched all the classes and Leah Day's sampler free-motion quilting and I am now ready to start the project.
Copper Top answered:
Most of the fabrics came from Moda's line called Fandago by Kate Spain.
Judyth asked:
Lovely ! I like the sashing. I hope mine looks as good . Plugging along.
Copper Top answered:
Have fun with it.
busybee133 asked:
This looks great :) Did you quilt around each block before the free motion quilting?
Copper Top answered:
I quilted each block seperately following Leah Day's instructions and then put all the blocks together.

Skill Level

Intermediate