Spectacular star blocks make up this dynamic quilt design. With the combination of both the Blazing and Banded Rapid Fire. Lemoyne Star techniques that elevate your basic Lemoyne Star blocks, along with the use of large block sizes, you’ll create a stunning project that is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.
New & Improved 2019 edition!
The third in the Tucker Trimmer series of rulers, this version of our Tucker Trimmer is used for any block or unit that is larger than a 6” finished block size. It has all of the sizes of the Tucker Trimmer 1 plus thirteen additional size options up to and including trimming blocks to 13” (that will finish to 12 ½” when sewn). I love to use this tool to trim down my Lemoyne Star blocks made with my Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool and any type of block that needs to be trimmed and squared to a specific size. A terrific tool with all the same benefits as the original Tucker Trimmer.
Finally, a tool and technique that will allow any quilter to quickly, easily and accurately piece traditional Lemoyne Star blocks in 10 different sizes! The block units are strip pieced, assembled without using any “Y” seams, pieced so that the blocks themselves are slightly oversized so at the end each can be trimmed to an exact size. You can check out the process in our free online video demonstration. Deb’s step by step directions and Constellation bonus quilt project will have you turning Lemoyne Star blocks out by the dozens. A truly addicting ruler and process.
Don't forget to consider the Tucker Trimmer 3 for the final trimdown. It's the perfect companion ruler to your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star - it'll easily handle the final trim for all 10 block sizes. Check it out here!
This pattern uses large Banded Lemoyne Star quarters to make dynamic quilts in three sizes. For this energetic quilt, star points are cut from background fabric and bands are cut from bright contrasting fabric to make a quarter of a star. These quarters are the design element used to create vibrant diagonals that give this quilt a lively, electric feel.
Try something new with your Banded Lemoyne Star technique. In this design, the star points are cut from background fabric and banded with color, but then half of the banded star points are reversed, creating an interesting star variation. Work with one background fabric or lots of different fabrics for a scrappy look like the cover quilt. If you go scrappy with your backgrounds, there are also instructions for scrappy background half lemoynes for the edges. Very cool, just like smooth jazz.