Intermediate | 48 min 52 sec
When award-winning quilter and designer Sarah Bond first posted photos of her Tiger Moon and Tiger Melon quilt blocks to social media, she encouraged people to describe what they looked like. There's something animal about them, and there's something vegetable about them. Are they coffee beans? Dinosaur eggs? Footballs? To Sarah, they looked like tiger-striped melons, so the name stuck. In this class, Sarah shows you how to paper piece two classic quilt block shapes - a melon and a round moon - each with tapered stripes that allow you to experiment with colors and fabric, dark and light, sun and shadow. You'll get all of Sarah's tips for paper piecing and sewing curves, and these quilt blocks are a great use for fat quarters, yardage, or large scraps.Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Two contrasting fabrics and a background fabric
- Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and quilting ruler
- Sewing machine with neutral thread
- Seam ripper
- Iron and ironing surface
- Pressing tool (optional)
- Sew using foundation paper piecing
- Make a tiger melon quilt block
- Make a tiger moon quilt block
- Mantain a strict seam allowance
- Sew around curves
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Tiger Moon and Tiger Melon Quilt Block Reviews
34 users recommended this class to a friend
Sarah is an excellent teacher!!! She explains her choices and methods, but is never rigid, and mentions other ways to get a job done. She has such incredible vision, and her style is SO approachable!!!
November 21, 2023
Sarah Bond is a terrific teacher. Very clear instruction. Lots of tips. But also I like the glimpse she gives of herself as an artist who has become fascinated by a motif and is enjoying playing with it.
November 2, 2023