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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice…that would be what Deb Tucker named her pattern:

Summer Solstice

The bright colors she chose are gorgeous.  I chose warm country colors:

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Rise & Shine, Summer’s Over!

My light background fabric has chickens on it, hence the name Rise & Shine.  This beautiful quilt finishes at 64″ by 80″.

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Summer Solstice Block

This is a companion pattern for Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper I,  V Block & Corner Beam tools.  This block has 25 units in it, but Deb’s tools make it a breeze.

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Summer Solstice Block

One of 12 finished blocks that make up this great quilt.

 

Trim Your Trees With Tucker Tools

I love Christmas Tree quilts and wall hangings.  I’m always looking for ways to make Christmas tree quilts.  Two years ago I made “I Believe” for my youngest Granddaughter Sam’s first Christmas.

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I Believe

I Believe Christmas tree Quilt was made using the Studio 180 Design V Block tool and of course I had to add machine embroidery.

This year I wanted to try some new techniques.  I absolutely love this wall hanging made with the Studio 180 Design Split Rects tool.

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Split Rect’s Christmas Tree

This Split Rects Christmas Tree was made with 1 1/2″ x 3″ finished units, but you can change the size of this quilt by using any of the 8 sizes provided in the Split Rects instructions.

I had some lime green dupioni silk and decided to make Kermits Swamp Spruce by using all 10 sizes of my Studio 180 Design Wing Clipper 1 tool.

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Kermit’s Christmas Tree

As you know when making flying geese with the Wing Clipper you make 4 at a time.  So I only needed to make 3 size groups to get all 10 flying geese for Kermits Christmas Tree. These wall hanging can embellished easily by adding beads or costume jewelry. Don’t we all have Christmas pins collected over the years.

Of course if you need to whip up a gift quickly just make one set of the 5″ x 10″ flying geese and trim them down.

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Wing Clipper Christmas

The Wing Clipper Christmas Tree wall hanging is very quick and easy.

Just click on any of the links provided and start trimming your trees.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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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No Pattern??? No Problem !

Did you ever see a picture of quilt that you really wanted to make but couldn’t find the pattern? If you can identify the units that make up the block, you don’t really need the pattern. Last year I blogged about being a “Block Detective”.  I saw this quilt in a book By Doreen Speckmann.  I loved it and wanted to make it, but not with the paper templates that the author suggested.

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So, being a Certified Deb Tucker “Block Detective” I decided to try it out by making a block with 2″ finished units.  I loved the bright colors against black & white backgrounds.

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Now the search was on for fabric to make a whole quilt this time.  I found the outer border fabric first and then pulled the colors for the block from that.  I decided to make six 20″ finished blocks containing twenty-five 4″ finished units.

I initially chose yellow, orange, red and green fabric but later added a blue fabric .   I also needed 6 different black & white prints for the block background.

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The tools required were Studio 180 Design V Block, Squared 2 & Corner Beam Rulers and the Technique Sheet for making Sidekicks and High/Low units and don’t forget your Magic Wand!

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Each Block contains 4 V Blocks with black & white side triangles,

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and 4 V Blocks with black & white center triangles.

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Each Block contains 4 Corner Beam Units with yellow center beams,

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and 4  orange and red Corner Beam units.

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The center of each block contains 1 Squared 2 unit.

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There are 2 High/Low Left & 2 High/Low Right Units in each block.

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I cut all my pieces first then laid them out one block at a time.  I constructed the corner flowers as shown below.

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I press the seams as instructed for each of the units, but when I joined the units into the block I pressed my seams open.

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Join the units into rows.

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Then join the rows to form the block.

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These are some wild colors.  This quilt was fun to make.  So next time you want to play “Block Detective” get out your graph paper and Studio 180 Design tools and discover what you can do!  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

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My last Quilt Class in Virginia

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.

Doubly Charmed

We saved our side triangles to use in our V Block quilt.

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I want to thank Nancy, Denise, Carol and Karen for a great last class!
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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.

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Victorious

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.

Victorious

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.

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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.

Overcome By Events

Have you ever been overcome by events?  It’s been two weeks since I last checked in with you guys.  I have been busy at work and have been unable to indulge in my passion of quilting.  This week-end I made a tote bag for my fellow Battgirl Neva.  She is a Wizard of Oz enthusiast as am I.  Neva wanted the Wicked Witch on one side.

Overcome by Events

And Dorothy on the other.

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I was at a Sew-A-Thon Friday night and Saturday and managed to get my next hexagon quilt blocks sewn together.  This fabric is from the Georgia O’Keefe line by Alexander Henry.  This will be OBW number 54!

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I also made a quilt label for my friend Paula.  She made a T-Shirt quilt that will raffled at the 2014 Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach.

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Next Sunday I will be teaching the demo class for the Studio 180 Design Corner Beam & V Block tools.  We are getting ready for the Deb Tucker “Double Charmed” class coming up at Sew EZ in Virginia Beach.  Below is the 20″ block we will make to help us get comfortable the tools.  The supply list can be found with the Class Schedule.

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