Wednesday, November 3, 2021

COLOR MY WORLD--MONTH 12--EIFFEL TOWER AND CENTREPOINT TOWER

 The last two Skyscrapers are here! We are so close to the end of this year-long project.


I found it VERY HELPFUL to number the pages as I printed them. There are two buildings again and you don't want to get the patterns mixed up.

Go slow, READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS before beginning each of these Skyscrapers.

CENTREPOINT TOWER: 

Centrepoint Tower is a landmark in Sydney, Australia, home to designer Wendy Williams. It resembles the Seattle Space Needle in the USA and could easily be adapted to be that Skyscraper if you wish.

Cut out the pieces carefully. Some of the sizes are pretty small. Should you prefer a bit more leeway, just cut the small ones a little larger. 

There are lots of background pieces, some quite small, so you probably have plenty of bits of background left over to cut many of these pieces. 

Section 1 is in two parts.  JOIN THEM TO EACH OTHER BEFORE STARTING TO SEW.  Glue works better than tape as you will be pressing with a hot iron during construction:


Start Section 1 by sewing Background pieces (b) to BOTH sides of Base Support Grey (a). Use Clover Quick Bias tape to construct the legs using the GUIDELINES FOR BIAS TAPE. 

Follow the remaining instructions for each section, then join the sections to construct your Tower.

My Centrepoint Tower

EIFFEL TOWER: 

Don't be in a hurry to construct this one. It is not hard, just has lots of pieces and steps. 

Again, there are lots of background pieces, many you can cut from your leftovers. I recommend piece (e) be cut 2" x 4" to make placement easier.

One of my (d) units in Section 2 went missing

Section 1 is made from TWO pattern pieces. Piece (a) is Background and will be basted to Piece (b) once all the Bias tape has been stitched to Piece (b). Follow the instructions carefully when placing the Bias Tape. Step 7 of the instructions for Section 1 explains Bias Tape is used to cover the basting where pieces (a) and (b) are joined.

Section 2 has FIVE pattern pieces. After BOTH units (d) are completed with Bias Tape, join them to unit (c), then sew units (e) to  both outer edges.

Continue with each Section, following the instructions. When all the sections are complete, join them to construct  your Eiffel Tower.

My Eiffel Tower

NEXT UP--ASSEMBLY of  your  COLOR MY WORLD QUILT.  The blog post of  Sunday November 7 will discuss this last step. You might not be ready yet, but you will have the information when you are ready.


BIG REMINDER: these patterns are only available FREE to Star Members of The Quilt Show until December 31, 2021. After that you will have to purchase the pattern from the designer at significant cost. Print and/or Save the pattern so you will have access when you are ready. The Quilt Show will not be able to provide you any patterns you are missing.

And it's not too late to start. Until December 31, 2021, all of the patterns are available to Star Members. Find them ALL in the LEARN section of www.thequiltshow.com

Let's quilt.

Barbara

3 comments:

  1. Barbara - I didn’t do the BOM this year but I’ve followed along with you every month and wanted to tell you what a great job you’ve done explaining all the blocks. It’s a very intimidating piece (to me anyway) and you’ve made it seem very do-able! I made Afternoon Delight and am just waiting to get it quilted. Can’t wait to see what the 2022 BOM will be!!

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    1. Lots of TQS members spoke to me in Houston and I showed them a sneak peek of the 2022 BOM--they loved it! Eager to show it off to the world, early December is the plan.

      Thank you for your kind words. This IS a challenging quilt so I tried to help smooth the way for everyone. I think people forget most BOMs just give you the basic instructions and you have to figure it out.

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  2. Thank you Barbara for your helpful hints! I’ve really enjoyed working on this quilt.

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