I love this fabric, it’s Coleus by Philip Jacobs, for the Kaffe Fasset Collective. I thought it was meant to be a One Block Wonder.
The fabric is darker than what is shown. I had to lighten it to get a photo.
It made some beautiful hexagons. I decided to call it Night Shade. I added one 12″ Quad 60 Star and nine 6″ Quad 60 Stars, made using the Star 60 tool and Quad 60 Techniques Sheet. I always use Island Batik fabrics to make my stars and cubes. Night Shade measures 62″ x 69″.
I was looking through my quilt books and saw this quilt that just screamed to be Tuckerized. What does that mean you ask? To Tuckerize a block/quilt is to identify the units that make up the block/quilt and apply Studio 180 Design techniques to the construction, to streamline and make the process more efficient without losing the points, and to have the ability to make it in many sizes. For instance, Deb Tucker’s V Block can be made in 11 sizes.
This is the Bethlehem Star. It can be easily Tuckerized using the V Block tool by Deb Tucker.
The block consists of 2 of each V Blocks units shown above, plus a center rectangle & 4 corner squares.
This entire quilt including the sashing stars can be made with Studio 180 Design V Block Tool. Just follow the directions for the V Block tool. BethIehem Star quilt Measures 69″ x 85″. I created a supply list so you can make it too.
My favorite panels to make OBW’s with are by Josephine Wall.
Call of the Sea panel measured 35″ x 43″. I cut 3.25″ strips which yielded 5″ finished hexies.
I created a barrier reef for my mermaid using Studio 180 Design’s Star 60 tool, along with Quad 60, Framed 60, Capped 60, Checkerboard 60 & Hollow Cube 60 (not yet released) Technique sheets. My Island Batik stash is like having the BIG box of crayons. They are my go-to batiks to add color and interest to my OBW’s and all my quilts.
I’m planning for Spring 2023 when Summer 2022 is not even over yet! Join me for a creative journey learning to making a One Block Wonder (OBW) – Wednesday March 29, 2023 through Sunday April 2, 2023 at the Strong House Inn, Vergennes, Vermont
Identifying and cutting your repeats.
Aligning repeats including difficult fabrics.
Choosing a ruler and understanding the difference between pointed & blunt tip rulers.
I am teaching a Zoom class for Beginner Hunter Star on May 28, 2022. As an introduction to I wanted to talk about Deb Tucker’s book Hidden Treasures. This book offers quilters over 30 projects to choose from. Finished quilts are a generous lap size. All the projects in this book are made using the Rapid Fire Hunter Star Petite tool.
Hidden Treasures is intended to be a design play book. All the quilts are made using the 7” block size option, and the simplest two color variation where half the pieces are dark value and half are light value pieces. Students can use the one of the following options: 8 dark fat quarters + 8 light fat quarters Or 8 dark fat quarters + 2 yards of a single light fabric Or 8 light fat quarters + 2 yards of a single dark fabric.
There are just 3 block configurations used in these patterns from Hidden Treasures.
The Hunter Star layouts above were all made from the same 48 blocks! This is why you want to learn the Deb Tucker way of making Hunter Stars!
In the Hunter Star Peite Zoom Class you will make the quilt project on page 2 of the Hunter Star Petite Tool Instructions.
For the last year and half I been experimenting with Deb Tucker’s Star 60 Tool and adding stars and cubes to One Block Wonders (OBW).
This block was created by the Studio 180 Design Brain Trust. I call it the Chrysanthemum. I put it in my OBW Star Chamber.
I wanted to see what the Chrysanthemum block looked like as a quilt.
Holy guacamole, someone make me a margarita! This quilt just makes me smile and think of a fiesta.
I am teaching Zoom classes on OBW’s and the Star 60 tool, along with the 5 technique sheets for the Star 60 tool. I have added the fabric requirements for this quilt to class the supply list so you can decide whether to make a block for your OBW or a Chrysanthemum quilt.