Tag Archives: Quilts

Night Shade – OBW #98

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″.

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The Quilt that Screamed to be Tuckerized

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.

The original quilt is from the book “TIS Amazing” by Janna Thomas.

Call of the Sea – OBW #97

My favorite panels to make OBW’s with are by Josephine Wall.

Call of the Sea

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.

Call of the sea measures 98″ x 72″.

Converging Geese Zoom Class

Join me for a Converging Geese Zoom class September 15th at 11:00 AM. Sign up and download the supply list here (pattern is included with the class fee):

Register for Converging Geese Zoom Class

Converging Geese Block

I created this pattern November 2018 for an Island Batik Log Cabin Challenge. It has been a popular pattern in my Etsy Shop ever since. This is a variation on the Log Cabin block and is a fun way to use your Square/Squared, Tucker Trimmer I & Wing Clipper I tools.

I named my original design “Converging Geese” because each block has Flying Geese & Geese on the Edge units, along with Square/Squared units.

Each 16″ block contains 12 – 2″ x 4″ finished flying geese, 4 – 6″ finished geese on the edge & 1 square/squared unit. 

Converging Geese – Measures 60″ x 60″

2023 OBW Retreat

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

Class Description:

  • Identifying and cutting your repeats.
  • Aligning repeats including difficult fabrics.
  • Choosing a ruler and understanding the difference between pointed & blunt tip rulers.
  • Deciding what size to cut your strips.
  • Cutting your equilateral triangles.
  • Designing with the hexagons.
  • Integrating stars & cubes.
  • Designing around a panel.

Click here to register for One Block Wonder with Jackie O’Brien

Download the OBW Class Supply List here:

Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491 – Phone (802) 877-3337

3rd Quarter 2022 Zoom Classes

It’s already coming up on the 3rd quarter for 2022. Below are scheduled zoom classes I will be teaching. To sign up for classes and download the supply lists click here: https://ifthesethreadscouldtalk.com/obw-zoom-classes/

Striped 60:

  • July 2nd – 1:00 PM
  • September 13th – 11:00 AM
  • September 17 – 1:00 PM

Chrysanthemum:

  • July 12th 11:00 AM
  • July 16th 1:00 PM
  • September 24th – 1:00 PM

Tucker Twinkle:

  • July 19th – 11:00 AM
  • July 23rd – 1:00 PM
  • September – 27th – 11:00 AM

Checkerboard 60:

  • August 2nd – 11:00 AM

OBW 1: Cut, cut, cut.

  • August 6th – 1:00 PM

Framed 60:

  • August 16th – 11:00 AM

Hexstravaganza:

  • August 20 – 1:00 PM

Capped 60:

  • August 23rd – 11:00 AM

Quad 60:

  • August 30th 11:00 AM

OBW 2 – Design:

  • September 3rd – 1:00 PM

To sign up for classes and download the supply lists click here: https://ifthesethreadscouldtalk.com/obw-zoom-classes/

A World of Wonders, OBW #95

I just completed my 95th One Block Wonder! I guess I need to shoot for making at least 100 OBW’s!

A World of Wonders

“A World of Wonders” is made from a panel by Josephine Wall and measures 72″ x 97″. I integrated Star 60 and Quad 60 Stars and Island Batik fabrics to enhance my quilt’s story.

Hunter Star Blocks Have a Hidden Treasure

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.

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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.

In class you will make 16 blocks, but we won’t stitch the block halves together. This will give you an opportunity to try many different design options. Download the supply list here:

Sign up for the Hunter Star Petite class on this site, under the tab “S180 Design Rapid Fire & Fundamental Tools Zoom Classes”.

Chrysanthemum Quilt

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).

Chrysanthemum Block

This block was created by the Studio 180 Design Brain Trust. I call it the Chrysanthemum. I put it in my OBW Star Chamber.

Star Chamber

I wanted to see what the Chrysanthemum block looked like as a quilt.

Chrysanthemum Quilt, measures 46″ x 60″

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.

To sign up for classes go to: https://ifthesethreadscouldtalk.com/obw-zoom-classes/