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Show 2001 - Delectable Curves and Points - TQS BOM 2017 - The Halo Medallion Quilt

Featuring: Carolyn Hock

Posts On: January 1, 2017 (Free from January 7, 2017 through December 31, 2018)


We're kicking off our 2000 series with another fabulous Block of the Month designed by Sue Garman. Sue's quilts are designed as skill builders, and who better to teach us the ins and outs for tackling The Halo Medallion Quilt than TQS member and pattern tester Carolyn Hock. Carolyn has made a number of BOM quilts and other featured quilt projects on TQS. From Curved Flying Geese to Delectable Mountain blocks, Carolyn is here to share some terrific ideas for making your own version of the BOM quilt. 

Do you hate cutting up pretty fabric when it comes to creating a border around a block? Ricky demonstrates how to spice up your block with a square in a square technique.

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Links to Artists:

Carolyn Hock

Sue Garman

Click here to purchase The Halo Medallion Quilt Kit.

From Chapter One:

Ricky shares a technique for inserting a square into a square without the usual seams. This technique is perfect when you don't want to break up a patterned fabric.

From Chapter Two:

Alex and Ricky talk with TQS member and BOM pattern tester Carolyn Hock. She has been a member since the beginning and has made a number of BOM quilts and other featured projects on the site. They take a look at Carolyn's quilts.

From Chapter Three:

Carolyn loves that paper piecing allows her to achieve perfect points and exact size when it comes to making a Sue Garman pattern. She talks about tools that aid in your piecing and shares tips for how to easily remove the paper and how to work with high contrast fabrics to avoid shadowing. Other tips include how to tape together flying geese strips and how to assemble the Delectable Mountains block.

From Chapter Four:

Curved flying geese look daunting, but Carolyn has some tricks to help you stitch them up in no time. Her masking ruler tip comes in handy when squaring up the finished blocks.

After Set:

Carolyn talks about her love of riding a tandem bike with her husband. She also talks about taking the BOM on a family vacation in order to get it completed in time for the unveiling.

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#22 studioapatchshe 2017-01-16 15:55
What a wonderful show, marvellous inspiring lady, such a joy to hear. Please have her back soon, maybe an additional slot! Thanks Ricky for a superb inset tip with your wonderful fabric. I feel really uplifted after watching this show x
#21 kmactutorsews 2017-01-15 16:51
Carolyn Hock is a marvelous addition to the show! Her not being a national teacher adds to the benefit of enabling newbies by building self-esteem. She is a breath of sunshine!

Ricky your square in a square in ingenious!
#20 lulumoon 2017-01-08 16:42
WOW!!! I am SO impressed with Carolyn Hock! Fabulous tips, and I can't believe how comfortable she is before the camera! I've never tried a BOM, but feel inspired to try one now, thanks to her instruction.

I also loved the inset square, Ricky - brilliant! Happy New Year to All!
#19 Lorchen 2017-01-06 17:38
This is one of the best ever Quilt Show programmes!!
All the way through it I got positive vibes. It was very entertaining AND instructive. Thank you so much to the whole team. It's a wonderful start to 2017.
Please, bring back Carolyn Hock some time!
I have never done one of the BOMs (lack of time), but this time I am very, very tempted!!
#18 Enice 2017-01-06 07:36
Wonderful show!! I got the kit for Christmas and was pretty scared of those flocking geese. You gave some great hints and tricks. Now I am so excited to get started!! Sending best wishes and prayers to Sue.
#17 quiltlindy 2017-01-04 18:03
I enjoyed Ricky Tims example for inserting a square in a square. It reminded me of when I used to patch holes in levis with the same technique. I never thought to apply it to quilting. Thanks for the new uses for the technique.
#16 QuilterMomma 2017-01-04 12:14
This is such a wonderful show. Carolyn was such a wonderful speaker and an inspiration. Sue Garmin has done another wonderful quilt desgn.
#15 LesMorris 2017-01-03 09:46
Great Show Everyone !!! And what a way to start the New Year !!! HAPPY NEW YEAR :)
#14 Judymc 2017-01-02 22:43
I loved the show! Sending prayers Sue's way and thanking her for such a beautiful design. Carolyn, thank you for giving us great tips for paper piecing and assembling this quilt. I have been a TQS member since, I believe, March 2007, and I have loved every minute of it!
#13 CMOELLERS 2017-01-02 21:15
I can't wait to start. Sue you have designed a beautiful quilt. I love it!!! I am waiting for my cream background fabric to arrive. I am hoping it will be in the mail tomorrow. Carolyn, I know I am going to have fun in your classroom. Thank you TQS for this awesome BOM. 2017 is going to be fun, fun, fun!!!!

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