Half square rects with Studio 180

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

Deb Tucker-Studio 180 Designs

What a fun challenge this was for May, with Island Batik and industry partner Deb Tucker Studio 180 Designs you are going to see a lot of different designs in this hop. The Split Rects Ruler that I received in Island Batik Ambassador box 1 took all the fuss out of cutting and squaring up the half rectangle triangles, with one ruler. Studio 180 Designs offer great instructional videos too for all their rulers, the Split Rects video can be found here . Each ruler comes with printed directions for cutting but being an visual learner I watched the video.

The layout design on the ruler above is very interesting and I thought I would make a quilt with that layout. In the end I went with something much different but I will definitely go back to it as time allows.

Island Batik-Make a Wish

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island batik

Make a Wish was designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik, it is shipping to shops soon. Here are just a few…

Quilters Quest

Hancock’s of Paducah

Jackman’s Fabric St Louis– Very nice store with quality customer service!

Some of the products featured on this site were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil , AccuQuilt, Deb Tucker Studio 180 Designs and Schmetz Needles.

There are 20 different fabrics in the collection with various designs. My favorite is the fiery orange/yellow tear drop design that is in the top row on the right in the photo below.

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

The blue fabrics in this collection are lovely too.

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

The red, orange and yellow fabrics are so bright.

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

You can find the swatches on the Island Batik website by clicking here. If you would like to find a store near you that carries Island Batik fabric there is a Store Locator.

A single quilt block

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

For the body of the quilt this is the quilt block I chose.

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

Progress. The block would look great standing vertically or laying horizontally, with sashing between the rows, or not.

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

For a 20+ year old machine this longarm still produces lovely stitches, the only errors are operator errors. The quilt was pieced using Aurifil Thread 50wt with Schmetz Super Non Stick Needles and for quilting Aurifil forty3 that I purchase from MaryMackMadeMine.

aurifil thread
schmetz needles

Batting was of course Heirloom® Bleached 100% Cotton. I love the feel of it and it quilts up real nice.

hobbs batting

Island Batik giveaway

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Quilt finish

deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati
deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati
deb tucker studio 180 split rects, island bati

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  1. Hi Denise, I really love the bright colours on this quilt. It has so much mouvement. I particularly love the top and bottom strips with the feather quilting. Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Another beautiful finish! Congrats.

  2. Your quilt is beautiful! I pick a pattern first, then start shopping in my stash for whatever strikes me as a good fit!

  3. Hi Denise, what a fabulous quilt! The two blocks on each end are really dramatic and give the quilt an extra zing. I love your FMQ and am looking forward to seeing it on Free Motion Mavericks (which is finally up!) Congrats on an amazing quilt.

  4. I really love your quilt Denise. The design, the quilting and the fabrics are all so awesome! The blocks look very hard to make, but you really did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

  5. wow your quilt is lovely. thanks for sharing and inspiring. I love the top and bottom pieces as well as how the pattern looks like it is swirling. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

    1. It was fun to play with. If you mess up while squaring them you just move to the next size smaller marking on the ruler.

  6. I love the flow and feel of your quilt. The colours make th design pop. Thanks for sharing

  7. I love this block and these fabrics. When deciding which pattern and fabrics I usually consider who is receiving the quilt and their personal style.

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