Monday, April 15, 2019

Garden Enchantment BOM Month 1 Part 1

Welcome to the Garden Enchantment Block of the Month Kick off. I'm excited to bring you the first block in this 6-month block of the month series.

On the 15th of every month, I will release the next block in the series and a tutorial right here on my blog on how to make the units and assemble the blocks.  I will also provide you a link to where you can purchase the pattern.  You will have two options for buying the pattern, for U.S. Only customers, please use my website.  If you are an international customer, please use my Etsy Shop.

I have set up a Garden Enchantment page on my website, where you can download the General Instructions and find the yardage requirements for this quilt.

You will need the following Studio 180 Design tools to complete this quilt,  Tucker Trimmer® I, Wing Clipper® I, Square Squared® 6", V Block® Trimmer, and Quilter's Magic Wand which is all sold separately.  I use the following Studio 180 Design Technique Sheets in this quilt; SideKick & High/Low, and Pickets & Quickets these Technique Sheets are optional to purchase.  If you need any of these tools, they can be obtained from my website.

The fabrics used in these quilts are from the Island Batik "Paisley Park" Collection.  If you are looking for these fabrics online, please check out the following stores: Quilter's Obsession and Hancock's of Paducah.

Before we start this tutorial, I want to also mention we do have a Garden Enchantment BOM Facebook Group.  You are welcome to come to join at any time.  This is where you can ask questions, share your fabrics and finished blocks.  If you are interested, please click Here to join.

Now let us get started Month 1's Tutorial!

Month 1 is now available for purchase.  You will also need the following Studio 180 Design tools to make this month blocks; Tucker Trimmer® I, Square and V Block® Trimmer.  This block will consist of the following units Half Square Triangles and SideKick & High/Low.  For this block, we are going to make 4 blocks that will measure 9" square finished.

For the next couple of days, I will break each of the tutorials in several parts. Today, we will be discussing how to make the Half Square Triangles, Tuesday will be Diamonds in a Square, and Wednesday will be SideKick and & High/Low Units and Assembly.

Half Square Triangles: 

We are starting with making the Half Square Triangles for the blocks.

Eight at Once Technique Sheet

Please Note:  I originally wrote this pattern to the traditional way of making two Half Square Triangle units at a time.  If you prefer you can use the Eight at Once Technique Sheet two speed up the process for some of the Half Square Triangle Sets.  I will not be providing the directions in my tutorial on how to make this method.

1.  Gather all you squares that you need according to the cutting chart in your pattern instructions.

2.  Using your Quilter's Magic Wand and a fine tip marking pencil Mark two stitching lines 1/4" on either side of the center diagonal line on the wrong side of the squares indicated in your pattern instructions.

3.  With right sides facing, layer a marked square with the other fabric that is indicated in your instructions.

4.  Stitch on the lines and cut down the middle.

5. Press the seams according to the pattern instructions.
Right Handed

left Handed

6. Position the Tucker Trimmer® over the unit, carefully aligning the common diagonal and sizing diagonal line with stitched seam for the size of the unit and trim the side and across the top first.
Right Handed

Left Handed

7.  Rotate the unit 180° Degree and line up the Tucker Trimmer and trim the two remaining sides the HST size according to the pattern instructions.

8.  Repeat to make all the Half Square Triangles that are required according to your pattern instructions.

Thank you for joining me today for Part 1 Half Square Triangles units. Be sure check in tomorrow for part two on how to make the Diamond in the Square units using the Square Squared 6" Tool.  


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