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Block Lesson #8 // Skill Builder BOM


This post is part of a series of posts for the Skill Builder BOM (Block of the Month). To learn more about the block of the month or to see a list of all posts click here. One thing I really wanted to encourage you and even myself to do during this BOM is to try new things. I think we have done that so far with using things like Elmer’s School Glue, wash away applique foundation, etc. This month we are going to be playing with two new notions and fun FAST techniques which can be applied in many quilting projects.

Pellon 820 Quilter’s Grid™ Fusible Interfacing

quilters-grid The first new notion we are going to try will be used on both blocks and can easily be purchased at Joann’s or a local quilt shop. 820 Quilter’s Grid™ is a fusible non-woven interfacing with a 1” printed grid for precision piecing of quilting projects. It is helpful with the construction of wall hangings and quilts that utilize cut fabric squares. It makes arranging fabrics easy without the bother of pinning. This grid would work REALLY well if you were making a pixel quilt!

Triangles On a Roll™ Paper

triangles-on-roll

The second new notion we are going to try is called Triangles On a Roll™ paper. This amazing paper will save you time and a headache. Honestly if I would have known about it back in Lesson #6 for the Shattered Chevron block I would have used it and probably saved us all a lot of time. So forgive me; I only just found out about it recently. The owner of Triangles On a Roll™, Pat, lives about 10 minutes from my house and we connected through another friend at a PHXMQG meeting.

Triangles On a Roll™ paper comes in many different sizes and types of triangles (half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, flying geese, 60 degree triangles, 22.5 degree triangles, etc.) so the sky's the limit. For the Phoenix Block we will be using the 1.5” Half Square Triangles On a Roll™ paper.  One roll of paper in this size can make 1,050 HST’s, so of course you will have extra and I would love to see what you make with them! The paper can be ordered at www.trianglesonaroll.com or you may be able to also find it at your local quilt shop.

The Blocks

pixelate-block-ad   phoenix-block-ad

Block Lesson #8 Download

[caption id="attachment_4387" align="aligncenter" width="334"]block-lesson-8-pdf UPDATE: This lesson has been revised and updated as of August 18th at 10:30 a.m. Revisions were made to the Phoenix block (cutting instructions, step 4, and step 11). The revised version has the word "UPDATED" in the upper right hand corner of page 1 and on the Phoenix block Page 9 so you will know for sure whether you have the new or old copy.[/caption] Have fun with these new techniques and let me know what you think!

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  • kaholly says...

    This block is a show stopper!!

    On August 20, 2014

  • rosa says...

    Wow,just another awesome tutorial!!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Marina Apap says...

    Hi Alyssa

    Thanks for another beautiful set of blocks – and thanks for increasing the size of the pixels from the original block plan, ’cause I sure was dreading those tiny 1" pixels!

    Looks like I am your pattern checker :-) (I like to read and analyse the instructions and so I know where I am headed well before I start doing any real work)
    For the PHOENIX BLOCK you are missing the material for the D+E HSTs
    ☐ (1) 9.75” x 4.75” piece of fabric D
    ☐ (1) 9.75” x 4.75” piece of fabric E
    as well as the step to make them which needs to go in either before or after step 11.

    Now off to my LQS and SpotLight to see if they have Pellon 820, otherwise I will need to come up with some alternative as I really don’t want to wait until I can get it from overseas to start on these blocks!

    Marina

    On August 20, 2014

  • Nancy D. says...

    Thank you Alyssa! You’ve worked so hard on all this and am so appreciative of your organization and willingness to share. ha – I almost bought some of the quilter’s grid the other day at JoAnn’s!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Alyssa says...

    Thanks!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Alyssa says...

    I am going to try and put together kits of all the supplies, plus additional coming up later in the BOM. Then you all only have to pay shipping on one box. I will send out an email signup soon.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Marina Apap says...

    I live in NW Sydney. Our local Lincraft does not have anything remotely like it, I didn’t go to SpotLight since their lines are the same. But I found the same thing in Vliesofix at Craft Depot (they don’t have the Pellon version) – unfortunately its not in their online shop. So try your LQS, or let me know if you can’t find it and I I can get you some.
    As for the triangles, no idea, I am just going to make them the normal way :-)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Cathy M says...

    I can’t wait to get started! I’m wondering if anyone has tips on where to find the pellon and triangles on a roll in Australia? Or online in the same place, so I only have to pay once for shipping?

    On August 20, 2014

  • Nancy D. says...

    Here’s a link for HST and more that you can print off if you can’t get the ones on the roll… http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Half-Square-Triangle.html

    On August 20, 2014

  • Alyssa says...

    Thanks Nancy :)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Alyssa says...

    Thank You Marina!! BOM 2 for next year is going to be slightly different and I definitely plan to have testers BEFORE the lessons are even posted. I will be looking for testers soon, if you are interested shoot me an email :)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Alyssa says...

    Thanks Rosa!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Now Boarding | Jennifer Moon Quilts says...

    […] August Skillbuilder Block of the Month at Pile O’ Fabric features the 820 Quilter’s Grid™. I’m notorious for not reading directions completely and […]

    On August 20, 2014

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