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Strike Through Quilt {Tool Talk Blog Hop}

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.

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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.

QST with Tucker Trimmer

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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.

True Blue LeMoyne Star

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.

ohio star block  Combination star from Tucker Trimmer

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.

Streaks quilt idea

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.

strike through quilt

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!

September 6

Gail Renna, Quilt Haven Threads

Michelle Roberts, Creative Blonde Gifts

September 7

Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels

Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations

September 8

Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs

Jennifer Fulton, Inquiring Quilter

September 12

Lisa Pickering, Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Suzy Webster, Websterquilt

September 13

Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese

Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail

September 14

Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts

Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs

September 15

Megan Best, Bestquilter

Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine

September 19

Elizabeth DeCroos, Epida Studio

Jane Hauprich, Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting

September 20

Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood

Andi Stanfield, True Blue Quilts

September 21

Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights

Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia

September 22

Mania Hatziioannidi, Mania for Quilts

Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts

September 26

Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts

September 27

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.

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  1. I love this collection and I love your quilt. My favorite star block is Feather Star, but I’ve never made one. It looks too complicated. Of the star blocks I’ve made my favorite is the Friendship Star.

  2. This is a gorgeous quilt, Andi! I love the modern feel and, as I told Emily, I’ve never made a blue quilt, but you guys are inspiring me!! I do have that Tucker Trimmer tool, actually I think I have two and have never used them. Great to know about using them for the QSTs!! As for favorite star blocks, WOW, I love most ALL star blocks! They are my very favorite blocks to make! Right now I’m working on the Tangled Star from AccuQuilt for my granddaughter’s WAY past due Christmas quilt!

  3. The Ohio Star block is probably my favorite star. I like the way it can change with the color placement (like every block), and how much its personality changes with fabric choices, from quite old fashioned to strikingly modern. It is also a great scrap-buster.

  4. I love how you’ve used 3 great star patterns in this Strike Through quilt. They look so great together!
    I admire the Lone Star block and the Woven Star block….can’t choose which I like more!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt, and for offering this beautiful giveaway! My favorite star block is Mariners Compass.

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