Sep 07 2015

Design Wall Monday 09-07-15

Happy Labor Day

The center block on the Rangeley Wall Quilt has been completed and now I am sewing the stars for the border.

090715 (695x1024)The focus fabric is from the Serengheti Collection by Peter Pan, so I am naming the quilt Serengheti.  This fabric has been in my stash for 10 – 15 years, but now it is time for it to shine.  The colors in this quilt make me smile.

The pattern recommended the Tucker Trimmer tool which I was delighted to find in my pile of rulers.  I suspect that I purchased the ruler at the same time as the pattern.

090715A (995x1024)You can make the star blocks without this ruler, however it is a great ruler for lining up and squaring down quarter square triangles.  As you can see this ruler has diagonal lines both directions for accuracy.

090715B (1024x683)I will be using the Tucker Trimmer in future projects.

There has been one grump in my day so far – I ran out of black thread and had to make a mad dash to Jo-Ann’s so that I can continue sewing stars.  How did that happen?  I was sure that I had an extra cone of black thread, but no I didn’t.  Oh, well!

See what everyone else is working on at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.

Marlene

4 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 09-07-15”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    Love the colors in your quilt! And I love the Tucker Trimmer, too. There’s not a bunch of lines obscuring the view, but it’s only good for 1/2″ increments. Some of my salvaged corner triangles end up at 1-3/4″. Oh, well.

    • Marlene says:

      I was wondering if you could use the 1/4″ Tiger Tape on the top of your ruler to mark a 3/4″ line. It is good to know that the limitations of the ruler.

  2. Ramona says:

    The colors in your quilt make me smile, too. 🙂 I haven’t heard of the Tucker Trimmer, but will have to look for it. It looks like a handy tool to have!

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