Sidekick and High/Low are two units that can give a terrific spiky look to your blocks and borders. They can add lots of interest to traditional quilts, but also have great appeal to the contemporary quilter because of the dramatic angles and asymmetry. In this Technique Sheet, learn how to use your V Block tool to quickly create and trim these fun and versatile units.
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.
This tool is a must have if you like making quilts with these tall star point units. Sometimes known as “Peaky and Spike”, a nickname attached to the unit about 20 years ago by a famous quilter, Doreen Speckman, this particular shape has perplexed quilters forever. With Deb’s tool, which you can see used on our free online video demonstration (see below, also on YouTube), you’ll be cutting the center and side triangles slightly over sized and then with the same tool trimming the sewn piece to an extremely precise unit with seams perfectly placed for crisp, sharp points at every intersection. So think about adding this magnificent new tool to your toolbox, you’ll be glad you did.
The Arizona Highlands is a picturesque area of our country, rich in Mother Nature's amazing colors Our quilt pattern pulls together shades of red and golds seen in the rock formations, as well as a greens seen in the large stands of trees and shrubs. You will use a number of our favorite tools to create the different block types and then add a smashing pieced border as a finishing touch. It is certain to become the focal point in any home decor.
Stars connected by chains look like the trail a comet leaves through space. Make your own trail through the stars using just two different sized V Blocks and an intersecting block that’s easy to construct. And you know what that means. You will have this project whipped up in no time!