Monday, March 19, 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop: Rapid Fire Hunter Star UFO

Welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop Day #3.  It is great to participate in this fun blog hop.  This year, the theme is UFO's.

Here is a list of today's participants:

Monday, March 19, 2018

I have many UFO's in my little closet that I have not finished or even started. Many of them have been sitting there long before I even dreamed of becoming a Full-time pattern designer and having my own business.

The one UFO that I choose this year to finish was my first Studio 180 Design Project. It is a Rapid Fire Hunter Star quilt, that just needed the borders added and to be quilted.  I started this project way back in 2011 or 2012; not really sure about the exact time. I took this as a class when I was starting to get back into quilting full time. I wanted to learn something new and to practice my sewing skills. To finish the quilt, I just needed to add borders and it would have been finished. However, it just sat in my closet, with all the remaining fabrics, I just never got around to finishing the borders.

I had to really laugh at myself when I pulled this quilt top out. It had so many points not lined up correctly. I couldn't believe I left a quilt in this shape, so I decided to take it apart and correct some of the major problems.

Once I had all the blocks apart, I figured out my main problem was with my seam allowance. It was not set to 1/4".  Which makes all the pieces off when you use the Rapid Fire Hunter Star ruler to trim the pieces.  

So, I decided to trim them up as much as possible and stitch it all back together using a true 1/4" seam allowance. When it was back together, it looked so much better, and I was happier with the outcome. It was not perfect due to some of the blocks needed to be redone from the beginning. Anyway, I decided to go ahead an add the borders to the quilt top and finish it the way it was.

After some quilting and the binding, you can't tell I had to take it apart. I have finally finished my first Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design project, that I started years ago.  I want to make more of these now, they are so much fun.

Now, I can cross that off my UFO list!  In the last couple years, I have come to love, and use the Studio 180 Design Rulers in my pattern Designs and projects.  

Be Sure to check out my website: for my latest pattern designs, such as my Block of the Month that uses the Studio 180 Design tools, also sign up to for my newsletter and get a free pattern.


Also follow my blog here to keep up with my progress on the Studio 180 Design BlockBuster Master the Rulers challenge.

Thank you for joining me for this year's fun. Make sure you enter the fantastic blog hop giveaways. 

"Designs to Inspire"

We have two giveaways today.

Today's for Monday, March 19, 2018, Main Giveaway is:

Studio 180 Design -  Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Petite Star Tool

Shipping to the US Only - Value 25.50 - Shipping Is US Only

This giveaway will end at 11:59 est. Monday, March 15, 2018

The FatQuarter Shop March 15 - 22, 2018
150.00 Gift Certificate

Winners will be announced on the Seams To Be Sew, blog daily.  Be sure to read the following rules.

Giveaway Rules:

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  1. WOW!!! I am so in love with this quilt Tina, it's gorgeous... I have a desire to make one for myself, I just love the dimensional aspect of this quilt design and the colors you used are truly inspiring. I appreciate that you took the time to finish your UFO for s this year and that you participated in QQQ 2018... Always fun to see what you've been up to.

  2. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your project with us and inspiring me to make a Rapid Fire Hunter Star. I just have to make one after seeing yours. Thank you.

  3. So glad you finished this quilt, what a gorgeous one! I haven’t made this quilt but I have used other Deb Tucker rulers. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous quilt! I really like the swirly quilting. I use one of Deb Tucker's rulers to trim HSTs, she has some great tools and patterns.

  5. That's a beautiful Quilt! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love your quilt and am intriqued by the Studio 180 mastering the rulers challenge.

  7. I love quilts made with just 2 colours so why haven't I made one myself?

  8. very nice finish for your UFO!

  9. That's a beautiful quilt. I'm glad you finally fixed the problem and finished it.

  10. I love your quilt. So glad you finished it!!

  11. This blog hop is really getting me motivated to complete a few of my UFOs. Everyone's projects are so pretty. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  12. That is beautiful. The quilting is so pretty too.

  13. wow this quilt is gorgeous. you have made a piece to cherish.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  14. Your quilt is beautiful! So glad you were able to fix the seam problem and finish. The black and gray colors are stunning with this design.

  15. I have a UFO that has a seam problem also. You have inspired me to finish it!

  16. Awesome star quilt and what a great feeling to complete a UFO. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

  17. Love it. I bought that ruler a long time ago, and never used it. Guess I need to get it out and put it to work. I do love the looks!

  18. What a wonderful quilt! The colors are so perfect together! Thank you for sharing, Susan

  19. That is beautiful. I love quilts with positive/negative and you have done a great job.

  20. Gorgeous quilt! Amazing how our eye and skills have improved over the years...but I must admit I probably would not have taken this beauty apart!

  21. Congratulations on finishing one of your UFOs. Nancy A:

  22. I have a Hunter Star top from a Deb Tucker class to finish. I think you just motivated me! I love yours.

  23. It looks beautiful, very nice quilting!

  24. Your two color quilt really shows off the star design. Very nice! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

  25. Love it all, thanks for the giveaway

  26. Love your Rapid Fire Hunter Star quilt!

  27. I love that black and white rapid fire!

  28. Gorgeous quilt, I love the fabric you used. Congrats on the finish and thanks for sharing.

  29. Thanks for sharing! Nice finish.