I have been soooo busy making class samples and life in general. Last weekend I was helping Deb Tucker at her booth for the Genesee Valley Quilt Guild in Rochester, NY. They sure put on a great quilt show, they had over 600 quilts and great vendors. I came home and a few days later taught a beginning Hunter Star class at Sew Wilde in New Hartford, NY.
Mine is a little scrappy. Students learned how to cut their trapezoids and star points. They also learned the design possibilities when you don’t sew the triangles together. It was a fun class
Next week we’re breaking out the Tucker Trimmer I and learning to make Rangeley Stars at Tiger Lily Quilt Company in Utica, NY.
This is such a fun and easy star to make. We start with Quarter Square/Hour Glass Units using our Tucker Trimmers.
Yesterday I finished Solitaire, a Deb Tucker Quilt that utilizes the Tucker Trimmer also.
This block is made up of 1 hour glass unit, 4 half square triangles and 4 combination units all made with the Tucker Trimmer I.
When the units are sewn together it becomes the card trick block.
I love the pieced inner border in this quilt. When making the combination units you create a left and a right unit at the same time. One set is used in the blocks, the other in the border.
I did have a fabric malfunction. There are supposed to be cornerstones in the outer border but I cut them wrong and decided to finish it without them. The fabric I used was Stonehenge from Northcott Fabrics. It was sunny out so you can’t really see how vibrant the colors are.
Happy quilting, see you around the fire pit!
What is a tucker trimmer?
A Tucker Trimmer is a 6″ square up and tromp tool made by Deb Tucker for Studio 180 Design. It not only has vertical horizontal lines but diagonal also. If you go to http://www.studio180design.net they have free videos about each tool.
The card trick block is one of my favorite traditional blocks.
I had fun making it!