The BOM group I'm in decided to start with block 5 of Edyta Sitar's Hop to It quilt, "Garden Guest," because it looked to be the easiest of the twelve-- a good warm-up block.
- Plastic bias bars to create the stems. I tried using the Clover bias maker, but was just having too many problems getting my bias strips even and happy. Though using the bias bars involved more prep work, in the end they were definitely easier to manage, particularly since there is a seam in the long stem (silly me decided to create bias with only a fat eighth of fabric... but I just couldn't not use what I had already determined to be the "perfect" stem fabric).
- Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles for the "flowers." They work so well!
- Needleturn applique with freezer paper on top for everything else.
I'm excited to find out what block we'll be doing next!