Friday, March 16, 2018

2018 Master the Rulers: Studio 180 Design Blockbuster 10

Today, I am showing you something new for Blockbuster #10 Twisted Pinwheel.  Still using the Studio 180 Design V Block® tool, but in a whole new twist, making Sidekick & High/Low units.  So, I needed refered the Studio 180 Design Sidekick/High-Low Technique Sheet.  

The Sidekick & High/low units can be tricky, so make sure you read all the directions on the technique sheet throughly before starting.  The trickies part of the making the units is the position and orientation of the colors.

To start off, you make the Sidekick units.  Referring to the V-Block tool, to get the size of the strips you will need for the base units and side triangles. Once you have the base unit strip cut out, you will then subcut into squares.  

Then you need to determine where the sidekick is going to be place in your unit, left or right. When you have figured it out you will use the center cutting line on the V-Block Tool to cut out the based units.

Next, you will need to cut out the side pieces using the cut line for side triangle on the V-Block® trimmer.

Once you have all the pieces cut out you start sewing them together and press open. This is the same process as when we make V-Blocks. Trim down four of the Sidekick units using your V-Block trimmer.

Next, we will take the rest of the Sidekick units that were not trimmed, and make High/Low units.  Start by cutting out the squares according to the chart on the Technique Sheet. Draw a diagonal line across the square on the wrong side of the fabric. Then layer the squares on the opposite side of the sidekick piece and stitch.  Trim the excess fabric 1/4" away from the stitch line and press open.

Trim the High/Low units using the V Block® Trimmer.  Remember to refer to the technique sheet before trimming to read how to trim the units correctly.

Now the Sidekick & High/Low Units are made I need to make one 4-Path unit.  So I tried out my new Four Patch Square Up Ruler by Studio 180 Designs.  This is one of the newest rulers they put out and I fell in love with it.

To Start off the four patch unit, refer to the instructions on the ruler to get the width size of the strips you will need to make patch units.  I only need two pieces so I made mine short.  

Then sew the two strips together, and press open to one side.

Trim the strip to the size of the strips you started out with. Stitch the units together and press open.

The units will be oversized, so using the Four Patch Square Up trimmer, line up the ruler on the four patch unit and cut according to size.

You get a clean crisp four patch.  

Now it is time to assemble the units. 

Here is the completed Twisted Pinwheel, Blockbuster #10. 

Next week, I will be making Blockbuster #11 Search Light using the Corner Beam® Trimmer.  I will be making them live at 2:30pm EST on Quilting Affection Designs Facebook page.  I will make a second with with pictures also for this post. So next week will be a fun.

Have a great weekend.  I will have another blog on Monday, for the Quilt Qwazy Blog Hop.  So remember to watch for the Blog on Monday.

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