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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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.
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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