Today I taught my last quilt class in Virginia. In about 6 weeks I will be moving to Upstate NY, Utica to be exact, my hometown. Today we finished up our Doubly Charmed class where we first made the Corner Beam quilt.
We saved our side triangles to use in our V Block quilt.
I want to thank Nancy, Denise, Carol and Karen for a great last class!
Jennifer Griffin will be taking over the Studio 180 Design Tool Demo classes in Virginia Beach. She is happily holding up the Diamonds Rects tool. In her first demo class she will teach you to make a simple Storm at Sea using the Studio 180 Design Diamond Rects and Squared2 rulers. I know she will do a great job! Look out NY, get ready for One Block Wonders and Deb Tucker’s spectacular rulers and quilt patterns.
I just finished quilting and binding my Studio 180 design pattern “Victorious” I’m on my quest to branch out and try other battings. Of course my preference is any batting by Quilters Dream. This time I used the “Blend”, 70% cotton & 30% polyester, needle punched onto an ultra light scrim base. It was created especially for machine quilters.
It was very nice to work with. It didn’t stretch out of shape at all. It stitched beautifully. It held its shape throughout the washing and drying process.
Victorious is a beautiful traditional quilt pattern that uses the Deb Tucker V Block tool and the Squared2 tool for units in four corners of the border. The V Block tool was also used to create the diamond shapes in the border. Although, now Deb has created the Diamond Rects tool that could also be used to create the border units.
Above is Charmed Corner Beam (40″ x 48″). I Love this pattern. It’s from Studio 180 Design and is called “Doubly Charmed”! You use the same set of 5″ squares for two quilts. You cut the center beams from the squares for the first quilt and then use the cutaway triangles for the side triangles in the second quilt. Two beautiful quilts from one set of squares. Below is Charmed V Block (47″ x 59″).
Above shows the first cut using the Corner Beam ruler. Position the dashed line against the raw edge of your stacked squares, trim.
Lift and position the ruler and locate the line labeled “Center Beam Trim #2”, trim.
Save the side triangles for the Charmed V Block Quilt.
V Block Center triangle first cut. Fold the fabric strip deep enough to accommodate the slanted cut for the chosen size unit, trim.
2nd cut. Move the cut triangles off to the side and flip the strip over and fold the fabric strip deep enough to accommodate the slanted cut, trim.
Per the instructions in the pattern, trim down the side triangles saved from the corner beam quilt and construct your units. This is a companion pattern for the V Block, Corner Beam, and Squared2 Tools from Studio 180 Design.