With 2019 drawing to a close, it's time to pull together our annual roundup post of all the BlockBuster blocks we've shared over the course of the year. This year we tried to focus on filling in the gaps; making sure that we have all our tools featured (don't worry, we've got a Corner Pop 2 block in the making, just you wait!) and using technique sheets that hadn't previously been featured in the series. I think that the mix-n-match design prerogative has worked out well and we've created some interesting, unique blocks for the year. Now, on to the BlockBusters!
Nothing like a fresh take on a classic Pinwheel block to get the year started off right! Spinning like a subway turnstile, this block is sure to add some pizazz to your quilting projects.
Show off your quilting skills and take your Card Trick blocks to a whole new level! Don't you just love the dynamism offered by the Square Squared tool paired with my Stacked Squares technique sheet?
You know, with that uber-directional four patch unit paired with a diamond rectangle in the Stormy Chain block, I bet you could make an interesting version of a Storm at Sea quilt using this BlockBuster.
Did you see all the different iterations that the Running with Scissors quilters made using just the "Do The Twist" Blockbuster!? Those gals are too creative, I never would have conceived of half those designs!
Nothing like a new BlockBuster to go with your new tool, am I right? New Horizon is the first block in the series to use the Wedge Star tool (but you better believe that it won't be the last).
Confession time? I think that the Razor's Edge block might be my favorite block in the entire 2019 BlockBuster season. It's just so dynamic - I need to make a pattern using this star for sure!
We do try mix up the difficulty level of the BlockBuster series to make sure that we appeal to all levels of quilters. After the two previous blocks, New Horizon and Razor's Edge, we thought we'd head back to the basics and work with our two most basic and bestselling tools, the Wing Clipper and Tucker Trimmer.
More new tools = exciting new BlockBusters! We didn't want to make the new tool learning process too hard for you all, so we paired this up with some simple Tucker Trimmer HSTs and Hourglass units and ended up with a really unique composition!
I don't know about the rest of you, but my homemade gift ambitions this time of year always seem to exceed my available time 😩 Fortunately this quick-n-easy BlockBuster is the perfect size for a mini wall quilt or table topper to help make sure that "Santa" doesn't miss any of your loved ones this year.
And of course, in addition to our regularly scheduled BlockBuster posting, we also ran another BlockBuster blog hop this year. Coinciding with the release of my Steam Engine signature line of fabric from Island Batik, The Whistle Stop Blog Hop used 12 different BlockBuster blocks, 10 tools, and 7 technique sheets to make the Union Station quilt project.
And with that, we bring Season 4 of our BlockBuster Series to a close! Four years, 44 blocks, several quilt layouts, and we've still got more ideas and blocks to share with you all! Season 5 will kick off at the end of January on my Facebook page. Make sure you follow me there or on my Instagram to make sure you never miss a release!
Now get out there and get quilting!
At Studio 180 Design we create tools that help you make many of quilting’s common units and blocks. Each tool comes with a full set of instructions that show you how to make the particular unit that tool is designed for and give the option for multiple sizes.
Sue Tucker here, CFO of Studio 180 Design. You don’t hear from me often, but today I’m here with a special project, just for you! I hope you’re totally inspired from a week of seeing quilts in our beautiful Exuberance fabric line with Island Batik. I know I am, and we are all thrilled with the creativity our designers have shown with their fabulous quilt creations. Today, with this P.S., we are offering you a different kind of project.