It's the beginning of July which means we're on to the second half of this year's Block Of the Month, Garden Party Down Under. And since it's the start of the month, Barbara Black has her monthly tips and tricks blog to guide you along. She says, "Moving on to the second half of this year--we have a new, beautiful applique block and another ShooFly block."
Barbara has some great tips for this month's Shoofly and Appliqué blocks for Garden Party Down Under, including ideas on piecing and measuring along with some alternative ideas for the center of the Shoofly block.
We are almost halfway through the year, which means people are almost halfway down with the 2022 Block Of the Month, Garden Party Down Under. Barbara Black has posted some in-progress photos of some of her students' work on the BOM and they are just wonderful. And guess what? It's never too late for you to start their own 2022 BOM if you haven't yet because you still have half a year to go!
For Month 5 of Garden Party Down Under, Barbara Black guides you in making two different blocks. When finished and added to your quilt, you will begin to see the fruits of your labor come to life. She says, "This month we make TWO Applique Blocks. And when those are done you can sew BOTH the top and bottom rows to the center of the quilt, seeing progress!"
Barbara Black recently decided to gift some of her old sample quilts to her friends, but before she did that she felt she should wash them first. There are important things to know when washing a quilt, and Barbara is here to let you know what you should and should not do.
As we arrive at Month 4 of the 2022 BOM, Garden Party Down Under, Barbara Black has got the scoop on how to make the two blocks that lie ahead. She says, "It's Month 4 and once again we have an applique block and a pieced block."
Barbara Black has an update for Month 2 of Garden Party Down Under. The current Month 2 pattern is missing two leaves on the Basket Corner page 2, also page 1. Barbara has updated her Month 2 blog and created a Forum Topic on MONTH 2 PATTERN CORRECTION. She will also discuss the correction in her LIVE on March 5, 2022. We will be working on getting the pattern corrected as soon as possible.
For Month 2 of the 2022 BOM, Garden Party Down Under, Barbara Black has some helpful tips for you to get TWO borders attached (that's a lot of two's). She says, "This month we add a vine applique border to the center made in Month 1 and then surround it with the matching Dogtooth Border on the outer edges."
They say that the third time's the charm, and in this case that means the last set of tips from Barbara Black for completing Month 1 of Garden Party Down Under. In this blog, Barbara shows you an alternative technique for doing a paper pieced border instead of the needle-turn hand appliqué method that Irene Blanck uses.
It's time for part two of Barbara Black's three blogs to get you going on Month 1 of the 2022 Block Of the Month, Garden Party Down Under. In this blog she will help you understand process in making the flowers, leaves, berries, and vase after completing the stems.
To start the year off right, Barbara Black has made the first of three blogs to help you with Month 1 of the 2022 Block Of the Month, Garden Party Down Under. This month you'll be making the first appliquéd vase and dogtooth border, so get going and get Barbara's first round of tips for Month 1.
Barbara Black has been teaching the 2021 BOM, Color My World, to a group of students all year long. Here she is sharing some great examples of completed tops and quilts made by her students.
Debuting January 1, 2022: The 2022 Block of the Month, Garden Party Down Under, designed by Irene Blanck, was inspired by her mother’s flower garden. Barbara Black is back to share her own version of the pattern along with helpful tips for preparing Irene’s method of needle-turn appliqué method and her own fast turned-edge machine appliqué method.
With the patterns made, the quilt assembled, and the long year almost over, what is there left to do on Color My World, the 2021 BOM? Quilt it, that's what's left to do! And who better to show you some ideas for quilting your spectacular new quilt than the BOM in Chief, Barbara Black.