On January 1, 2022, the Block of the Month quilt for The Quilt Show will begin. Designed exclusively for The Quilt Show by Australian designer Irene Blanck, it is FREE for Star Members from January 1-December 31, 2022.
The show that will kick off this exciting project is FREE FOR ALL TO WATCH, beginning January 1, 2022. I hope you'll watch, even if you are not a Star Member or don't want to make this particular quilt. The show is so well-done and I bet you'll learn a tip or two. Watch Show 3001 starting January 1, 2022
Here is Irene's quilt:. It has that "Australian vibe" that many of us find so appealing:
Here is my sample quilt. It has my "vibe" and I also incorporated some "Optional Alternative Techniques", like pieced borders instead of needle turn hand applique borders:
|Trim all 4 corners to cut down on raveling before pre-washing|
|Color Catchers after pre-washing|
4. If you are new to Applique or want to consider making your quilt a "Sampler of Techniques", review some of the great shows available to Star Members on www.thequiltshow.com I especially recommend the two Master Classes on Applique. Find those easily with the Search box at the top of each page.
7. On New Year's Day be sure you watch the Show that begins January 1, 2022--FREE TO ALL--to see a complete overview of Irene's process and the Optional Alternative Techniques I offer. It will answer some questions you may have right off the bat.
8. Additional Resources to help you on our year-long journey:
Monthly Blog Posts on Garden Party Down Under--available to all the first of each month--this is my primary way of "teaching" how to make this quilt
Videos for a variety of techniques used in this quilt--find them under each month for the 2022 BOM on www.thequiltshow.com
The Forum--the place to Ask Questions and Share Your Progress: 2022 BOM Forum
I hope you will join us on this journey! I am looking forward to a great year.