Category Archives: Corner Pop

OBW #60 and so much more…..

It’s December 15, 2016.  I haven’t blogged in 3 months as there was an illness in my family that took precedence.  My family has received quilts from me for Christmas for many years.  I hadn’t done that in a while, but this year I wanted to show my love for them.   I made my son Josh a One Block Wonder (OBW).  Josh is my very own Grizzly Adams.  This is my 60th One Block Wonder and is named “Camping with Friends”.  Camping with Friends was made with Alexander Henry Fabric with a 12″repeat .

Camping with Friends

Camping with Friends

Josh called me last night.  He loves the quilt.  It has grizzly bears on the back.

I finally completed a King size “Yellow Brick Road” or my oldest son Jason.  He was thrilled. He waited a long time for this quilt.

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Jason’s King Size Quilt.

As you can see, Tuck is always near by.  I made my youngest Granddaughter Samantha, a Minnie Mouse Quilt.  That prompted my sister Mary to get her a Minnie Mouse.  So, I made Minnie  a smaller scale quilt like Sam’s.  The label says “This quilt made for Minnie Mouse, By Sam’s Grandmother Jackie O’Brien”.  Of course everything fit into a tote with Minnie Mouse embroidered on it.

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Sam & Minnie’s Quilt

I had the great pleasure to spend a few days with several Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors at Bridle Creek Bed & Breakfast in Hamilton, NY.  We were hosted by Barb Hipsley, proprietor extraordinaire.  What a wonderful time we had.  the photo below shows us all in our Minion pants.

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The “Minionettes” from right to left: Barb Hipsley, Connie Farland, Debbie Thomas, Diane Marvin, Donna Hanley, ending with myself.

This time was totally devoted to quilting.  I was able to make some small quilts for my sister Mary.  She loves to put them on tables.

This quilt measure 39″ by 49″.  It is from Deb Tucker’s book Hidden Treasures.  I made 5″ blocks using the Hunter Star Petite tool.  This size hunter star makes a great baby quilt.

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Curveball

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Looks great on this old trunk.

I named this “Mary’s Stars. It is my original design. I’m very pleased with it.  I used Studio 180 Design V Block & Corner Pop  tools.  The 6″ finished star blocks are the same block, I just reversed the colors.  It measures 39′ by 45”.

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Looks great on this coffee table.

This one is called “Game Board” from a book of antique doll quilts.  It is only 22″ square.  Of course I Tuckerized it and used my Wing Clipper 1 to make all those Flying Geese.

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Game Board

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Happy Holidays to you all from Tucker and me.

How Many Geese in that Formation?

I’m getting ready for some upcoming trunk shows and decided to make some Studio 180 Design Tool samples.  There are 8 Fundamental Tools (not counting Tucker Trimmer 2 & Wing Clipper 2).  The Tucker Trimmer 1 makes Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles & Combination Units in 11 sizes from 1 inch to 6 inches.

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Above are Quarter Square Triangles in 11 sizes.

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The Wing Clipper 1 makes Flying Geese in 10 sizes from 1 inch to 10 inches.

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The Square Squared Tool makes 6 sizes from 1 inch to 6 inches.

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The Corner Beam Tool makes 11 sizes from 1 1/2 inches to 6 1/2 inches

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The V Block Tool makes 11 sizes from 1 1/2 inches to 6 1/2 inches

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The Split Rects Tool makes 8 sizes from 1 inch to 8 inches.

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The Diamond Rects Tool makes 5 sizes from 2 1/2 inches wide to 10 1/2 inches wide.

With the Corner Pop Tool you can choose from any of the 22 size options and remove a corner from a base shape such as a square, rectangle, pieced unit or block and leave the necessary 1/4″ seam allowance in tact.

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The block above is made from V Block and Corner Beam Units.

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I made 4 of the blocks but this time I popped of corners of the V Block & Corner Beam units before I put the blocks together, making this very interesting wall hanging.

Next I need to make samples for the Rapid Fire Hunters Stars and Lemoyne Star Tools.  Happy quilting!

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Pop Luck

I just finished a class sample that I will be teaching soon from a pattern called Pop Luck created by Deb Tucker for Studio 180 Design.  With the Corner Pop tool you can choose from 22 size options available and accurately remove a 90 degree corner from a base shape such as a rectangle, pieced unit, or block and leave the necessary 1/4″ seam allowance intact.  You’ll then add an oversized replacement half square triangle and use the ruler guidelines and cutting edges to quickly clean up the corners to the perfect shape and size.

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I made half square triangles, then I popped of the corner and added an oversized triangle and trimmed it up using the Corner Pop Tool.

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You’ll be saving fabric and have pressing options not available with traditional the folded corners technique.

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This is the finished Pop Luck top!

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This is a fun project and a beautiful quilt.

Do You Ever Pop Off?

….Corners that is. Deb Tucker is at it again, and is about to release a new Studio 180 Design Tool. At the certified teacher reunion we were given the chance to play with the “Corner Pop”. We were given permission to blog about it but I can’t show a picture of the ruler until it is released, hopefully by Spring Market in May.

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Above are blocks made using the Corner Pop ruler, made by Deb Tucker.  This ruler makes it so easy to pop off a corner without having to draw any lines.
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Above are blocks made using the Corner Pop ruler by the certified instructors.
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I made the block above using the V Block, Corner Beam and Corner Pop rulers.
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Above is a Hunter Star with the corners popped off and a strip added before sewing the popped off corner back on.  This was made by Michelle Hiatt of “Sew on the Go“.  I love what she did.

Below I will describe how to use the Corner Pop ruler:
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To begin, I made four 4.5″ unfinished V Blocks.
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The Corner Pop ruler has measurements for popping off the corner in 1/2″  increments from 1″ to 6″, and 1/2″ increments from 3/4″ to 5 3/4″.  It is also used for trimming down.  To determine how much to pop off divide the “Finished” size of your unit in half.  My V Blocks will finish at 4″, so I place the 2″ line placement on my unit and popped off the corner.
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I then flip the V Block unit over and pop off the second corner.
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What ever size you pop off add 1  1/4″ to that.  I popped off 2″ so 2 + 1  1/4″= 3 1/4″.  I cut four 3 1/4″ squares.
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Cut each square in half diagonally.
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Center a triangle on one side of the Corner Popped  V block and stitch.
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Press toward the triangle.
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Center the 2nd triangle on the other side and stitch.
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Press toward the triangle and trim down using the measurements on the Corner Pop Ruler.
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I cut four 4 1/2″ squares and popped off the corner to make snowball units.
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I cut four more 3 1/4″ squares and cut in half diagonally, and stitched the triangle on the popped off side.
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Press toward the triangle and trim down.
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I cut a 4 1/2″ center block and laid out my units.
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Above is the finished block with the corners popped off the V Blocks and Snowball units WITHOUT DRAWING ANY LINES!

This tool can open up very creative ways to make intricate blocks easily.  Woo Hoo!