Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 Sampler

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.

What you will need

  • 100% Cotton fabric and batting.

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:
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.

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