A few weeks ago I released my latest pattern -- Sun Rays.
The pattern looks a lot more complicated to piece than it actually is. I like to use tools that involve over-sized piecing and this block makes use of two of the rulers from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design -- the V Block Trimmer™ and the Diamond Rects™ tool.
For this weeks post, I wanted to focus on the Diamond Rects™ units. They look really tricky, but are really a breeze to complete with the suggested ruler.
The diamonds, the corners and the final trim downs are all done with one ruler.
I have been waiting for Deb Tucker to come out with a video -- but this week I thought -- "Why not try one of my own?" This is my first attempt at videoing myself. There were a number of stops and starts as I went to the sewing machine. But overall, I was pleased with the attempt. Take a look.
If you are interested in the pattern for this quilt, it is now available in my store. There are four size options: Wall Hanging (34” x 34”); Lap (66” x 82”); Full (82” x 98”); Queen (98” x 98”)
I'm currently working on the wall hanging sized quilt using a new line of Marcus Brother's fabrics - "Softly Spoken" by Harriet Hargrave. The unit in the video is a sneak peak. I am a huge fan of Harriet. Her first book taught me how to machine quilt my first queen sized quilt and I've taken a number of classes from her over the years. It is exciting to see her branch into fabric design.
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