Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Block of the Month Quilt

Back in 2012, when I was just starting to get a little more adventurous with my quilting, I signed up for a free Craftsy Block of the Month class (and I think  you can still enroll -- so if you are interested, check it out!). It's taught by the very talented Amy Gibson. Although it took me a bit longer than the one year it was supposed to, it was a great experience, and I learned tons of sewing techniques that have helped me a lot on my other quilts (half square triangles, paper piecing, curved piecing, and quilting!)

So without further ado, here is my finished quilt!

I'm so so happy with how it turned out. Plus, it's the first quilt that I've made that I get to use for myself! :)

This was also the first quilt that I quilted myself! It was fun trying out the different techniques Amy showed in the class, and to think about quilting as part of the art of the quilt. It was definitely a learning experience! Although many of the blocks I did were very simple, here are a few blocks to show off some of my more intense quilting. :)

 And in case you are curious, here is the print I chose for the back!

 I'm so happy to have finally finished -- only three plus years in the making! :)