Welcome to the Island Batik/Studio 180 Design Tool Talk Blog Hop! I am proud to present my Strike Through quilt that was constructed with the Tucker Trimmer tool from Studio 180 Design and the new Prairie Blue fabric collection from Island Batik.
Tucker Trimmer 1 tool
Part of the Tool Talk challenge is to use the featured tool from Studio 180 Design to make at least 30 components for a quilt. The Tucker Trimmer 1 is a wonderful aid in squaring up half-square triangles (HST), quarter-square triangles (QST) and combination units.
I planned the Strike Through quilt with three different stars, each featuring a different component. The LeMoyne Star block is made from three colorways of HSTs.
Watch me make a LeMoyne Star in this video:
The Ohio Star brings in the QSTs to form star points, and the Combination Star creates smaller squares between larger triangles.
I have to admit, I did not see much of a benefit to using the Tucker Trimmer 1 versus a regular ruler when squaring up HSTs, but I squealed in delight when I used it for QSTs! The double markings on the Tucker Trimmer 1 make it so simple to line everything up and get a perfect block. Such a little thing that makes a huge difference.
Strike Through Quilt
Once I had the star quilt blocks ready, I needed a little something more to give this quilt a modern look rather than a traditional feel. At first, I thought of using smaller components to leave a trail, much like a shooting star streaking across the sky.
However, once the units were up on my design wall, I changed the placement and used the components on both sides of the star blocks. This gave me the idea of naming it the Strike Through quilt, since it reminds me of making edits on a manuscript
with a solid line.
Unfortunately, I got pulled in several different directions this month and did not get this sample quilted! But it is load on my longarm and I will share finished pictures as soon as I can!
Tool Talk Blog Hop
Be sure to visit the other 2022 Island Batik Ambassadors to learn about other fantastic tools from Studio 180 design!
Gail Renna, Quilt Haven Threads
Michelle Roberts, Creative Blonde Gifts
Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations
Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs
Jennifer Fulton, Inquiring Quilter
Lisa Pickering, Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Suzy Webster, Websterquilt
Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese
Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail
Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts
Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs
Megan Best, Bestquilter
Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine
Elizabeth DeCroos, Epida Studio
Jane Hauprich, Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood
Andi Stanfield, True Blue Quilts
Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights
Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia
Mania Hatziioannidi, Mania for Quilts
Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts
Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts
Anorina Morris, Samelia’s Mum
Brianna Roberts, Sew Cute and Quirky
Fabric for YOU!
Island Batik is hosting a giveaway on their blog, so be sure to enter:
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And, I’d like to share some of the luscious fabrics from the Prairie Blue collection. To enter the True Blue Quilts giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite star block to make. I will pick a winner at the end of the month. **Due to high costs of shipping, international quilters will be given a choice of digital patterns from my shop.
GIVEAWAY UPDATE – Congratulations to Dawn F.!! Some beautiful blue fabrics from the Prairie Blue collection are heading your way.