As quilters, we seem to find inspiration for quilt patterns all around us. As early as 1845, quilts called “Seven Sisters” have been part of quilting history. Seven Sisters designs are made up of a grouping of seven stars in a roughly circular arrangement with one star in the center. The name Pleiades comes from a group of stars named for those seven sisters - the daughters of Pleione in Greek mythology. We hope that you will enjoy making our more modern rendition of this 175 year old pattern.
I'm proud to announce a brilliant tool collaboration between Studio 180 Design and the Running with Scissors Quilters, The Corner Pop III! Built upon the same idea as the original Corner Pop tool, this tool will allow you to add popped corners with a 3:1 ratio. What that means is that CP3 will make pops that are three times as tall as they are wide which will give you some great, spiky looks.
I'm proud to announce a brilliant tool collaboration between Studio 180 Design and the Running with Scissors Quilters, The Corner Pop II! Built upon the same idea as the original Corner Pop tool, this tool will allow you to add popped corners with a 2:1 ratio. What that means is that CP2 will make pops that are twice as tall as they are wide which will give you some great, spiky looks.
Finally, a tool and technique that will give you high success adding fabric corners to basic shapes. For years we’ve been layering small squares on big squares, marking & stitching on a diagonal line, then hoping everything lines up when we fold the small corner section back into place. If you’ve tried it, you know the pitfalls: too big, too short, too crooked and way too wasteful. No more. With your new Corner Pop tool, you will be able to trim rather than mark, add an oversized replacement triangle and then square everything to a perfect size. In twenty two different sizes - whole, half and quarter inches. Increased success without undue stress for every level of quilter. What’s not to love!
We each have our own journey through life, full of many experiences that teach us and fill us with wonder. As you work through this quilt, we hope you find this journey just as inspirational as we did. You will use 8 different tools as you work your way through this project. Sections of the quilt are assembled several times during construction so that the final assembly is a breeze. This is the pattern only.