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Skill Builder BOM 2015

Technicolor Galaxy Quilt

Build your skills as a quilter and sewist during the 2015 Skill Builder BOM, a quilt-as-you-go, modern, block of the month online class taught by Alyssa Lichner. For quilters of all levels beginner to seasoned! This block of the month includes lifetime access to the online class where you can access one lesson every month or work at your own pace (class cost is a one time fee). These monthly lessons include pdf's with step-by-step detailed piecing instructions as well as video tutorials teaching you the different techniques used in the Technicolor Galaxy quilt (60" x 60").

Even though 2015 is over you can still join this class at anytime! You receive forever access to the class lessons and a full 200+ pdf e-book! Join this online class now and get forever access for a one time registration fee.

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What techniques will you learn?

Bias Appliqué

The center Color Wheel block is pieced using Bias Applique, no difficult curve piecing!

Foundation Piecing

The Star Point, Piano Key, and Scattered Geese blocks are pieced using foundation paper piecing.

Raw-edge & Turned-edge Appliqué

The Arrowhead blocks are pieced using Raw-edge appliqué and the Orange Peel blocks are pieced using Turned-edge appliqué.

English Paper Piecing

The Hexie Flower blocks are pieced using English Paper Piecing.

Improvisational Piecing

The corner background blocks are pieced using Improvisational Piecing.


Each block is machine quilted by itself and when all the blocks are complete the quilt is assembled using a binding quilt-as-you-go method.

What does the class include?

View of quilt back.

The class includes the following:

  • private access to class lessons and videos
  • quilt planning coloring sheet
  • step-by-step diagram instructions for all block lessons
  • easy access to download PDF of lesson to print and sew
  • block pattern templates and coloring sheets
  • video tutorials as needed throughout the year for techniques
  • free motion quilt-as-you-go suggestions and instructions for all blocks quilt assembly and finishing instructions
  • final PDF e-book with all lessons will be given at end of year

What fabric and supplies will I need?

Fabric Requirements

This is a great quilt for using up fabric scraps. However, if you love the technicolor rainbow color scheme used in the quilt shown and would like to save time gathering fabrics you can purchase a fabric kit in our shop here:

Fabric Kit

Supply Requiremensts

To make gathering all the supplies for class easier, we have put together a supply kit that can be purchased in our shop here:

Supply Kit

What is the Skill Builder Block of the Month?

The Skill Builder Block of the Month (BOM) is a monthly quilt-as-you-go block of the month which I teach online here at Pile O' Fabric every year (it started in 2013). Each year I come up with a different quilt design and throughout the year teach a class on how to make the quilt with instructions and helpful videos. The goal of this BOM is to learn new piecing techniques, and build skill in free motion quilting. In the end you will have a beautiful quilt and much more experience! You can join any past or current Block of the Month at anytime and work at your own pace. Click the links below to see each years quilt.

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