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Grand Illusion

I have been so busy teaching this Spring, but I did find time today to finish my Grand Illusion’s quilt.  Why is it call Grand Illusion?  This Studio 180 pattern may look tricky but it is not.  It is made up of blocks and sashing in such away that it looks like the blocks are set on point but they are not!

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I chose to make this quilt as part of my obsession with Shaded Four Patch units.  Can you find them?

Grand Illusion can be made in Twin or Queen sizes and requires the use of Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer I, Square/Squared and Corner Pop tools.

 

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Now I’m onto my next project.

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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Michelle Hiatt is “Sew On The Go”

“Sew On The Go” that’s what I say about my friend and fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor Michelle Hiatt.  Michelle is not only an excellent quilt teacher, she is a very talented quilt designer.  Michelle’s designs are featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine, Quilter’s Newsletter & Modern Quilting Unlimited Magazine.  Michelle teaches throughout the northeast, including at American Quilt Society’s Quilt Weeks across the country.  Her quilts have been exhibited in several national quilt shows and have received numerous awards.  Most recently, Winter Jewels (patterned as Loco for Lemoyne Stars), took two 1st place, a 3rd place and viewer’s choice at national quilt shows.

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Winter Jewels by Michelle Hiatt

I’m so excited to share 4 of Michelle’s newest patterns for Modern 180 and Studio 180 Design.  Below is “Floral Burst” companion pattern for Studio 180 Design’s Rapid Hunter Star & Corner Pop Tools.  It is amazing to see how just popping a corner of the hunter star block and inserting a pop of color adds so much.

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Next is “Diamonds in the Sky” companion pattern for the Studio 180 Design’s Corner Beam Tool.  I love the Corner Beam tool and this pattern looks like fun.

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Below is “Finley’s Fence” companion pattern to Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer I and Corner Pop tools.  This would make a great baby quilt.

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Last but not least is “Zig Zag Zany” companion pattern for Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper I and Tucker Trimmer I Tools. It is so much fun to see the many different ways to use flying Geese!

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I purchased all 4 and can’t wait to make them.  Look for these patterns soon at Studio 180 Design and at Michelle’s Etsy Shop Sew On The Go.  You can reach Michelle through her website Sew on the Go.

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!

Northern Neighbors

Northern Neighbors
This is Deb Tucker’s new pattern she is calling Northern Neighbors. She has not decided how to finish the border yet. But it is stunning! We just had our Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor’s reunion and we got the chance to work on this pattern. Deb hopes to release it in May 2014.  This pattern uses Studio 180 Design Split Rects, Wing Clipper I, Corner Beam.  The diamond in a square block can also be made with Deb’s new tool called “Corner Pop”, more on that new tool later.

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Above are some of the instructor’s version of Northern Neighbors.

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These are Dan’s blocks. Dan and his wife own “Threads Galore Quilt Shop, in Rangeley Maine.

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This is Phyllis’ version using Kansas Troubles.

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Donna’s are so beautiful using batiks.  I’m working on mine, I am using reds and white.  I’ll share when I get it put together.