Deb was asked by the Vermont Quilt Festival to create a quilt for their 2014 Raffle. She wanted the design to be unique and different for that very special organization, and Starget was born. She hadn’t planned on writing a pattern for it, but there were so many requests she just couldn’t let her customers down! Starget uses 4 different tools, and while each of the units is easy to make, some of the units have several color combinations so organization is key. If you pay a little bit of attention and follow Deb’s tips for organization you ‘ll have a beautiful quilt that’s well worth the effort!
Finally a tool for dealing with pieced rectangles that is easy to use and accurate. The Split Rects ruler gives you all you need to make perfect units every time: charts for the starting strips, guide lines for cutting the elongated triangles, an angled edge for easy cutting, and a trim down section that enables each pieced unit to be quickly and exactly trimmed to the desired size with perfect placement of the angled seam. Another great tool that is exactly right for your next quilt!
Learn how to make this fun star block and complement it with a great framing chain to create something stunning. Having good contrast between the background and other fabrics will make this quilt really pop, so pay attention to color placement throughout. This is great for expanding your skills and learning a new technique!
Is it diamonds or pearls that are a girl’s best friend? Well, why not both! Use the Split Rects tool to make faceted diamonds that intermix with pearl-like Square Squared units to create elegant strands of diamonds and pearls across your quilt top. The pattern is designed to work with precuts, so your quilt will be loaded with color variations.
On the beach, at night, waves crashing, music on the breeze . . . enjoy the rhythm of the islands with our Calypso pattern! Using a combination of three different Studio 180 Design tools, you’ll be making a variety of different units as you build the four Calypso blocks. Then you too can capture the motion of the ocean with the gently undulating color blocking that makes this such a compelling pattern.
Designed by Beth Sidley of Park Bench Design