I am really excited and proud to announce my first book Poppin' With Wings. Choose from 8 different quilt designs, take your ordinary flying geese units, and raise them to a whole new level.
Now that I have finished my Jaw Breaker pillow, it was time to move onto the next project in the Journey 2 Nebula Quilt Along.
The next project is Rock Candy Tabletopper. This is a fun quilt that is made by combining diamonds and side triangles. The pattern calls for the use of 5" charm squares. I choose to use black background Island Batik fabric and 6 Coordinating fabrics; all were cut into 2 1/2" strips. The reason I used 2 1/2" strips over the 5" charm squares is that not every 5" charm square package is actually 5", and we needed to cut each of the squares in half.
I started cutting 36 diamonds from the 6 coordinating fabric strips using my Studio 180 Star 60 tool.
Starting by trimming off a 60° angle off one of the ends of the strips.
Next, I located the 2 1/2" diamond point guidelines and aligned the guidelines on the strip edges and cut. Continue to cut 36 diamonds from the coordinating fabric strips.
Finally, I trimmed off the tips by lining up the 4 1/2" horizontal line so that it lines up on the bottom of the diamond.
Now it is time to cut out the background side triangle pieces. Placing the strip on your cutting mat. If you are right-handed, you will be cutting from left to right. Left-hander will cut from right to left. Position the 2 1/2" horizontal line of the tool on the bottom of the strip and the tip line on the strip's top. Cut up one side of the strip and down the other.
Now the fun part begins with arranging my pieces into a pretty table topper. Stay tuned; I will be sharing my finish table topper soon.
I really can't believe we are already on Block 5 in the Aztec Dance block of the month. Next month (November 15th). I will be releasing the final block and finishing instructions so you can finish your blocks.
You can now purchase Block 5. Remember, you have two options for buying the pattern. First, My website is set up for both Printed and Downloadable PDF versions. For my International customers, I have an Etsy website.
This month's block consists of two different Flying Geese color combinations and Triangle Pizazz units for the corners. There is no Diamond in a Square unit in this block, but we will be making them in Bonus Block 2 (tutorial found below block 5), which is included in this month's block.
Let's get started by cutting out those pieces from the cutting chart in your pattern.
Note: If you have purchased your pattern from a quilt shop before this 10/14/2020. I have found an error on step 11 on page 2 of this pattern. Please see the Aztec Dance BOM Page download the updated page.
Week 5 in the Journey 2 Nebula has started with the making of the "Jawbreaker" pillow by Jaybird Quilts. When finished, this pillow will measure 20".