N.Q.M. B.O.M. Round 3 - Block 1
If you are going to take part in this project, I have some advice that I'd like to share with you. First, if you've never done a set in circle or you haven't made one in a while, you should watch some videos on YouTube about this technique before attempting it. I also recommend that you have a stylus to help you manipulate the top layer of the circle as you sew. I like to use a large porcupine quill. It's not only much more versatile than other stylus options it's also pretty cool having an 8" porcupine quill in your possession.
Next, this BOM quilt is a quilt as you go project. So if you do decide to take part in the BOM be sure to extend the dimensions of your block by at least an 1" to compensate for the shrinking that happens when you quilt.
Finally, after your done quilting you're going to want to bury your thread ends. The best tool for making this job enjoyable, yes I said enjoyable, is a spiral eye needle. This makes it quicker to thread the needle when you bury the stitches. You can find one on Google if you search. Also there are lots of videos on YouTube that show you how to bury your thread ends.
I hope that you feel inspired by this post. Please let me know what you’re working on or are looking forward to working on.