Created by: Cat Sultan
Project

Modern Octagon

What are you most proud of? I originally didn't like this modern octagon and was planning to do a substitute. I just thought it was too big and blocky (he he!) But somehow I came around and decided to try it out. I liked it so much I made two of them! In the end, all my blocks may not all play well together in one quilt, but I am approaching each one as its own study and letting it have its own flavor. I'm learning to appreciate the large scale blocks and push myself to do blocks I initially had doubts about. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't stress about if all your blocks go together if you didn't choose a consistent background color like me. That way you'll feel free to really explore different "flavors" of fabrics for each block that you do.

You Can Make This

Cat Sultan made Modern Octagon with:

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

Online Class

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

with Amy Gibson

  • cottons

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I originally didn't like this modern octagon and was planning to do a substitute. I just thought it was too big and blocky (he he!) But somehow I came around and decided to try it out. I liked it so much I made two of them! In the end, all my blocks may not all play well together in one quilt, but I am approaching each one as its own study and letting it have its own flavor. I'm learning to appreciate the large scale blocks and push myself to do blocks I initially had doubts about. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't stress about if all your blocks go together if you didn't choose a consistent background color like me. That way you'll feel free to really explore different "flavors" of fabrics for each block that you do.

Q&A with Cat Sultan

Pamillia asked:
The frog block is outstanding, well done. Your purple block is very pretty, I like it also. What fun to try different fabrics. Great idea Cat. Thanks for sharing. :-)
Cat Sultan answered:
Thanks Pam! I would have gotten very restless using the same palette for each block!

Skill Level

Beginner

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