Not that I have anything against paper piecing, but…if I can get the same results without having to paper piece, I’m all for it! Earlier this year Deb Tucker introduced her new tool “The Large Square Squared” and it is teriffic! It operates like the original Square Squared, but the original was limited to 6 sizes whereas the large Square Squared gives you high precision for 12 different size units from 1″ to 12″. As always it offers minimal waste and right & left handed instructions. With it’s improved guidelines it takes two tools, Part A and Part B to accomplish all this.
But wait, there’s more! Deb has a new pattern about to be released called Peach Melba. It is a Studio 180 Design companion pattern for the Large Square Squared tool that makes a beautiful pineapple block.
I only have one block done so far. But with this great Kaffe Fassett fabric I can’t wait to finish it. This is a 12″ finished block. The Large Square Squared tool made the process easy. I would never have guessed I could make a pineapple quilt so perfect with out paper piecing! The pattern gives you the choice of Lap, Twin or Queen size quilts.
I did finish “Filigree” another Studio 180 Design companion pattern for the Large Square Squared & Corner Beam tool. It was design by fellow Certified Instructor Sarah Furrer. This pattern also gives you the choice of Lap, Twin or Queen size quilts.
I made the Lap size, 54″ x 70″. I love this pattern. It is a great way to get to know your new Large Square Squared tool.
There are only two blocks. The first is the Snail Tail that uses the Large Square Squared tool, the second uses the Corner Beam tool.
See why I call it perfectly paperless piecing? What a beautiful back of a block! Both Peach Melba & Filigree are not yet released, so be sure to sign up for the Studio 180 Design Newsletter at www.studio180design.net so you get news first.
Fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, Michelle Hiatt has also just released a new companion pattern for the Large Square Squared and Diamond Rects tools called Jenn’s Journey!
You can find Jenn’s Journey at many local quilt shops or go to Michelle’s Etsy shop “Sew On the Go“.
I have my fabric picked out and ready to cut for Jenn’s Journey!