Another Block with the Wedge Star Tool

In my last blog post, I was playing with the Wedge Star tool, and made three different kinds of blocks to make the Freelancer quilt. This week I played with the Twisted Wedge Star Technique Sheet.  Deb Tucker’s technique sheets help to create more variations of...

Playing with My New Wedge Star Tool

So, my two new patterns are in the process of being tested.  Yay! Now I finally have time to catch up on some work with Deb Tucker’s new tools.  As a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, I need to learn and keep on top of all the latest and greatest tools and...

Finishing the Second Test Quilt

Still working with the truck panel blocks, I added sashing in between the vertical rows.     And then added a border all around, using the background fabric.     Yay!  This worked out well, and I’ll be able to use the simpler directions for...

Reworking the Pattern

Last time, my test quilt top looked great, but then I realized that in writing the pattern, the piecing would be more complicated than it needed to be.  So, I started over.  I sat down and sketched out the quilt top using the blocks and strips sets I wanted to make....

Finishing the Top

Now I’m adding sashing in between the vertical rows of the quilt, using the background fabric so that the sashing will blend in.     The quilt top is wide enough, but I want it to be longer, so I add wide borders to the top and bottom.     I...

Working on New Panel Pattern

In the last post, I was working on strip sets for my new pattern made for panel blocks.  For this sample, I am using the Zinnia panel from Elizabeth’s Studio.  There is a variety of zinnias in the panel, and the blocks are 7″ x 7″.     The...

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