Friday, August 14, 2020

Try a Tool with Studio 180 Design {August IBA Challenge}

 This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to "try a tool" with Studio 180 Design!

I've never used any of these rulers so this was a new adventure for me! I received the V Block ruler and trimmer. To start I watched the very helpful introductory video featuring designer Deb Tucker using this ruler. You can see that video here.

For my project I decided to use my V block ruler with the Venetian Tiles precut and yardage I received in my most recent IB Ambassador box.

I pulled in a little extra fabric and will use the two yardage cuts above in two blocks, but my plan is to make nine 12" blocks for a baby quilt.

Here are the untrimmed units for my first block:

...and here they are trimmed.

And finally here's the block all together:

My plan is to pair up the blue fabrics and the neutral fabrics to make eight more split star blocks that finish at 12". Nine of them together will make a good sized baby quilt and once they are complete I'll decide if the quilt needs sashing and/or a border. I have some light grey thread that I think will be perfect to quilt this quilt once it is finished.


  1. I really like this block!
    You sound like me in thinking about the thread you might use for quilting when you haven't even got the blocks sewn yet! LOL I love thread :)

  2. Pretty start! And that's a neat block with a lot of possibilities!

  3. I like the subtle color shifts. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the blocks.


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