While teaching a class on the Studio 180 Doubly Charmed pattern my curiously got the best of me. I wanted to know what would happen if I put the blocks on point instead of straight rows as the pattern calls for. This was the result. I also made the border corner beams smaller and added… Continue reading A Little Twist on Doubly Charmed Corner Beam
Super excited today to see one of my quilts in Deb Tucker’s book, “Hunter’s Star Hidden Treasures”. This goes back to our Certification with Studio 180. As part of our training Deb had us take the Hunter’s Star block, and start playing with them. The first design I came up with was “Crowning Around”, but… Continue reading Feathered Frenzy in "Hidden Treasures"
I started quilting a feathers today on batik red and a solid red fabric knowing every stitch would show. I wanted more control then I was getting. I considered using a ruler to get a perfect spine for my feathers, but then I have to use a hopping foot, and I can,t see as well… Continue reading Quilting Feathers Using a Rice Bag
This week I started Studio 180’s pattern Deep in the Heart. It’s a Lone Star surrounded with LeMoyne Stars, that Deb Tucker designed to go with Marie Bostwick’s book “Between Heaven and Texas“. If you haven’t read Marie’s books warning – Once you start you won’t put them down. Organization is a… Continue reading Lone Star? I’m Not Afraid Anymore.
So what happened with those side pieces cut off the corner beam blocks in Doubly Charmed? They were used to make V-blocks for this complimentary quilt. To the V-blocks you add Square Squared blocks and one other simple block made with a strip pieced technique. This is a fun very quick quilt. These… Continue reading The Double of Doubly Charmed.
I have been working on “Doubly Charmed”, a Studio 180 pattern that uses the Corner Beam tool. The corner beams are made with 5 inch squares so it’s a great way to use a Charm Pack or some of your stash. When you cut away the sides of your corner beam you set them aside… Continue reading Doubly Charmed
Back in March, the Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors along with Deb, Sue and the rest of the Tucker team got together to test a couple of new patterns, “Wish Upon and Northern Neighbors”. I just finished my Northern Neighbors quilt top. I used all batik fabrics. There were hundreds of flying geese in this… Continue reading Northern Neighbors, Oh Canada!