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Skill Builder BOM 2015

When I started the Skill Builder Block of the Month in 2013, I had a strong desire to learn new things and build up my skill level in sewing. I thought if I made the project available to my readers it would give me motivation, accountability and it would help others to grow as well. Little did I know that the Skill Builder BOM would help me and others to grow by leaps and bounds. This block of the month allows me to continue learning not only about sewing, but about being a teacher, instructional writer, photographer, video maker, and more. I have so much more growing and learning to do so I am very excited for another year of Skill Builder BOM! Without further ado meet this years Skill Builder BOM quilt Technicolor Galaxy.

Skill Builder BOM 2015

This year I wanted to design a quilt focused on color and wanted to it to be more of a medallion style quilt. After I finished the design my good friend, technical editor and the tester for this years quilt, Danny Heyen, thought of the totally cool name, Technicolor Galaxy. The quilt kind of has a celestial, outer space feel to it with the center star, half moons, and circular orbital shape. 


Are you looking for a fun project that will test your skills and help you to learn? Well here are the details of the Skill Builder BOM 2015.

What You Will Learn

Throughout the course of the block of the month you will get experience with bias applique, foundation paper piecing, raw-edge applique, english paper piecing, turned edge applique, curves piecing, strip piecing, improvisational piecing, free motion quilting, and straight line quilting.

Once a month I will post a lesson which includes step-by-step instructions of how to piece that months block along with necessary templates. Most lessons also include videos with up close instruction for particular techniques.

These lessons will be posted on a private class blog and after you purchase the BOM you can access the class lessons anytime (forever!) by logging into your Pile O' Fabric customer account. (For those of you who participated in this years 2014 BOM this is a different setup, way more simple and easy to access.)

Just like the past two Skill Builder Block of the Month's this is a quilt-as-you-go project. Each block/segment is quilted separately throughout the year and then the entire quilt is assembled together using binding joints (the white lines). The Technicolor Galaxy quilt finishes at 60" x 60", making it a nice throw or lap quilt.

What You Will Need

The computer mockup of the quilt is in solids, but I am making my version of the quilt in a mix of Kona Cotton Solids and various rainbow prints.

Download Supply List

Technicolor Galaxy Quilt Kit

This year I have put together a Skill Builder BOM Quilt Kit for those of you who would like to make the rainbow version similar to mine. Hopefully this kit will make preparing for the BOM easier for you. I have also grouped together all of the supplies we will be using during the class in a Skill Builder BOM 2015 Collection in my shop making it easy to find.

I do hope you will join me in 2015! If you have any questions feel free to contact me.


    Post Comments

  • Deb says...

    Love your Quilt Can you tell me is this a Free BOM? I was understating it was but than it said $69.00??? :(

    On January 04, 2015

  • Theresa says...

    Just beautiful! Love it!!!

    On December 22, 2014

  • Allison says...

    I’m in (and totally scared)! I am going to try to use my stash for the front, and I have plenty of batting. I’d be interested in buying just the fabric for the back as a kit, if you would offer that. :)

    On December 18, 2014

  • Terry says...

    This is gorgeous!!! I really want to do it, but I never got past the English Paper Piecing on your 2013 BOM and never even got started on the 2014 BOM! Is there a way around the EPP? agh! Its not that I can’t do it, I just don’t get motivated to do it and the project sits around :(

    On November 25, 2014

  • Ramona Putnam says...

    You’ve outdone yourself on this one. This quilt is just beautiful!

    On November 24, 2014

  • Patricia Cash says...

    This BOM looks wonderful. Since, I am a new quilter and saw your BOM 2013, I will try it first. But hope 2015 will be here to purchase in the future.

    Thank you

    On November 24, 2014

  • Tonya says...

    What are the blocks in the quilt? I see the quilt top above, but am not really seeing how blocks are individual?

    On November 23, 2014

  • kay holm says...

    this is amazing!

    On November 23, 2014

  • barbe says...

    too funny, just yesterday (as i was sewing the binding on my 2013 bom) i was wondering if you were going to do a 2015 bom, truly. i had read in one of your posts you had said you were enjoying paperpiecing so i was hoping for that and also fmq, i learned so much and gained so very much confidience in my quilting with the 2013 bom. i hoped you would do it again and Volia~ here it is. lol

    On November 23, 2014

  • Catherine says...

    I LOVE this! It looks like quite a challenge, but is so beautiful!

    I’m contemplating just making the circle part in the middle, resulting in a rather large, but super pretty wall hanging. Construction-wise, does that seem like something that would be feasible?

    On November 23, 2014

  • Karen Chatters says...

    I LOVE this. And I love all the different techniques. I’m in!

    On November 23, 2014

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