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Join us on a new 12-month journey as we bring you bring you another spectacular quilt designed especially for TQS by Sue Garman. The 2017 TQS BOM Halo Medallion Quilt features a stunning variation of a feathered star surrounded by multiple scrappy borders. As icing on the cake she has included flying geese rings and delectable mountain blocks. Once again Sue has created a quilt for you that is sure to be a family heirloom in your home.

TOPIC: Month 1 The Halo Star Block

Month 1 The Halo Star Block 02 Mar 2017 09:55 #140102

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I used my 1/8" trimmer instead of the 1/4" and it worked great. Just tighten your stitch length.
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 02 Mar 2017 09:29 #140100

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The problem I'm having is when I try pressing where all the greens and red come together there is so much fabric it won't press flat.

Here is what my back looks like--not perfectly flat on the back but fine on the front. There IS a lot of fabric/seam allowance with these small pieces.
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 02 Mar 2017 08:40 #140098

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The problem I'm having is when I try pressing where all the greens and red come together there is so much fabric it won't press flat.
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 01 Mar 2017 20:35 #140095

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I'm finally putting month one block together. My question is when you put each of the sections together, did you press the seams open?
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Cindy, I didn't but I know at least one person in my small group did. I pressed the seams as they most wanted to go. Do whichever method works best for you.

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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 01 Mar 2017 19:16 #140093

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I'm finally putting month one block together. My question is when you put each of the sections together, did you press the seams open?
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 19 Feb 2017 11:43 #139974

Here I am starting January near the end of February and have a question. I purchased the kit and was confident I sorted the fabrics but am finding pretty low contrast between fabric E and F. Fabric E is green solid and I have fabric F as the geometric star type print (Olives Garden). I'm going to hate getting this medallion done only to find the contrast isn't enough. As the original is made from different fabrics I took a look and the contrast just seems greater. Any thoughts from others using the kit?
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 01 Feb 2017 13:24 #139653

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Mine is 15-3/4. I'm making the floater boarder bigger so I can end up with 17.5"
My small half square blocks measure 1", so I'm not sure how this happened, as I used the paper piecing and it all measured correctly.
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 31 Jan 2017 21:22 #139614

Love your block. I also practice that tip from Sally Collins. I keep a heavy paperweight on my ironing board!
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 31 Jan 2017 19:44 #139610

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I have that dvd! I'll watch it tomorrow.

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 31 Jan 2017 18:52 #139609

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Whew! I just finished Block 1. I've been quilting for 20 years and this is THE MOST DIFFICULT BLOCK I'VE EVER DONE!

My block turned out 16 inches UNTIL I spritzed it with Best Press and pressed all million of those seams FLAT. I use Sally Collins technique which I learned from DVD here on the site. She presses seams then uses a book to weight them down while they cool. I instead use a wooden clapper. Guess what? After doing that my block measures 16 1/2 inches and is perfectly square.
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 31 Jan 2017 15:19 #139603

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Hi Eileenkny, I really struggled with Month 1 BOM, as I have little to no experience in paper piecing. I remembered I had a DVD "Carol Doak teaches you to paper piece" which I had never watched, and I found the lessons really helped me. To be honest had I not watched Carol's DVD, I would probably have given up and used all the fabric I bought for applique. I am challenging myself to do paper piecing :S
Warm wishes Pam (in Scotland)
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 31 Jan 2017 14:27 #139601

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PtboGrandma, sorry to have been slow in answering. I have to pull out my pieces. I cut the 2 sizes of white triangles. I'll have to check and see what I'm doing wrong.

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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 31 Jan 2017 13:14 #139600

That product bled on another project I made to try it out. I would not use it again!
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Month 1 The Halo Star Block 30 Jan 2017 12:46 #139573

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Rick-rack and embroidery floss.
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