The fabrics shown in this post were given to me by Island Batik.
December’s challenge is to explore the world of 3D by using optical illusions, textures, trapunto or whatever else will make your quilt pop into life! I chose to make Pyramid Power, a pattern by Running with Scissors & Studio 180 Design. I think the design looks like perfectly folded boxes that must contain wonderful chocolates inside.
It is a bright sunny day here in Central NY and a balmy 11 degrees outside!
This pattern uses Studio 180 Design Corner Pop II & Corner Pop III. These tools give you perfectly popped corners with little waste. The Corner Pop II pops corners with a 2 to 1 ratio while the Corner Pop II gives a 3 to 1 ratio.
I used Island Batik’s Tropical Escape line due out in January.
The key is to stay organized. I chose 7 light & 7 dark scraps Fat Eighths. I paired each dark fabric with a light fabric of the same color.
We will be making Type 1 and Type 2 Triangle Units.
I use paper plates to keep me organized. As I cut the triangles with the Corner Pop II, I placed Type 1 on the right plate and Type 2 on the left plate. Do the same thing for the Background Triangles.
Once you have constructed your Triangle Units it’s time to pop off the corner with the Corner Pop III.
Cut your replacement triangles with the Corner Pop III and get ready to stitch them to the triangle units.
Center the triangle unit over the replacement triangle and stitch.
Trim the unit using Corner Pop III.
I used my Magic Wand to mark the 1/4″ seam to help line up and carefully pin to stitch one Type 1 unit to a Type 2 Unit.
Pyramid Power Twin Size measures 51″ x 72″. Pieced with Aurifil thread and finished with Hobbs Cotton Batting.
It has been my great joy to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018 & 2019. I was so honored to included in a this group of widely talented & creative quilter’s. I will not be returning for 2020, I will miss you all so much. But I am excited to see what Ambassadors with be sharing next year!
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I’m just being curious. What’s the angle of the Corner Pop III ruler?
The type 1 & 2 triangles are half rectangle triangles?
Your quilt is so lovely!
I was away from today. I hope this answers your question. Corner Pop III is used for making popped corners with a 3:1 ratio in 21 sizes. Deb Tucker has a video for it on YouTube
It pops corners on any base with a 90 degree corner.
This project was the bane of my existence. It took me about one month to complete. The results are breathtaking. Scratch this from the bucket list. Thanx for the inspiration. 👍😊
I wish i could see it! Maybe you can post it on http://www.facebook.com/ifthesethreadscouldtalk
Are there instructions for making this quilt without the corner pop #2 &3 rulers? I have the first corner pop tool. Your quilt is beautiful!
Thank you Carole. I’m sorry but the pattern is written using Corner POP 2 & 3. They a great tools.
I love your quilt! It’s fun to imagine chocolates inside the 3D shapes. Those corner pop rulers look fun to play with too. Have a fabulous day!
Thank you so much Jennifer
Love this! We need a class!
Thank You Ky
Great quilt choice, and those fabrics are beautiful.
Thank You Penelope