Tuesday, April 29

A Littler Easier To Piece

Hello Everyone,
Irondequoit Quilt Club met last night. The usual agenda took place - Pledge of Allegiance, announcements, upcoming club quilt show information, Wounded Warrior quilts information, fat quarter exchange, raffle and of course show and tell. We were also treated to a wonderful presentation by quilt club member Deb Thomas.
Deb Thomas

Deb's presentation was all about rapid fire tools made by Deb Tucker. She highlighted two rulers in particular, the Hunter's Star and the Lemoyne Star.

This pattern is call SueNami and was designed by a member of Deb Tucker's family, her sister-in-law Sue Tucker. The bases of this quilt pattern uses the Hunter Star ruler and the Wing Clipper I ruler.
SueNami quilt 68" x 68"

Merrilee and Nick look at the similarities between using the larger Hunter Star ruler and the smaller Hunter Star ruler. Both are dramatic.
Hunter Star large ruler verses small ruler.

Next Deb spoke about the Lemoyne Star ruler and showed a few samples of quilts made with it. This quilt has all the different size stars that you can make with the ruler. 

Constellation Wall Hanging with ten different size stars.

The last quilt that Deb showed was Pop Stars. This quilt is made using 40 - 2 1/2" wide strips, with the addition of a light, a medium and a dark fabric. This quilt as well as the other quilts shown are all made using a strip piecing method with no y-seams. How cool is that?
Pop Stars 88" x 113"
Irondequoit Quilt Club meeting's program last night gave us all a new way to see how some new tools just might make it a little easier to piece some of our more tired and true quilt blocks.
Until next time…
Happy Quilting, Kathy


Connie Farland said...

Deb Thomas is an AWESOME lady. I bet it was a GREAT program. The tools she presented sure do make construction of those blocks so much easier!!

Kathy said...

Thanks Connie. We had such fun seeing how those rulers do make piecing a little easier.

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